"My host was their tackle, No. 96, Larry Harrison," Gholston said. "They made me feel like I was part of the family there. I had a chance to go into their meetings and into the taping room and to watch practice. They treated me like I'm a part of the team."
Gholston (6-3, 240, 4.4) said the UM staff worked to get him to verbal this weekend. But he said he has more visits he wants to take.
"I did not commit," he said. "They sort of (pressured me), but not directly."
Gholston said he would list Michigan and Ohio State as his co-favorites with Michigan State just behind. He is set to visit MSU this coming weekend, then Iowa Dec. 19 and he has moved up his OSU visit from Jan. 16 to Jan. 9.
"Coach Tressel was at my house this past Monday," Gholston said. "It was a nice visit and he talked a lot to my mother about their program and the scholarship offer."
Gholston had 103 tackles and seven sacks for a 6-4 Cass Tech team.
"I played mostly linebacker this year, but most of the schools are looking at me as a defensive end," he said.
Gholston is qualified with a 2.9 GPA and a 960 on the SAT.