Soon-to-be Detroit Cass Tech junior Kalon Gervin has already racked up offers from several major programs across the country, including 12 offers from power five conference schools. Though his recruitment is still in its infancy, Gervin already has a group of six schools that stick out above the rest.
The talented defensive back told BadgerNation that his top six consists of Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
“Those are just the schools I’ve talked to the most,” he said. “It [the list] can change at any time.”
Cass Tech has long been a well-known pipeline for the University of Michigan, located just an hour away in Ann Arbor. Gervin was frank in saying he’s noticed the buzz surrounding the Wolverines and second year head coach Jim Harbaugh.
“Man, Michigan seems like they are on the right path right now to be a top contender in all of college football,” Gervin said on the Wolverines.
Though Michigan is the presumed early favorite for the Cass Tech standout, Gervin is adamant in saying that no school has taken any sort of lead in his recruitment just yet.
“Everyone is just about equal right now,” said Gervin.
Gervin, who has taken a visit to Wisconsin in the past, is starting to feel comfortable with the Badgers’ program and was honest in saying that he could see himself being a crucial part of their defense somewhere down the line.
“I loved it down there when I visited with some teammates,” Gervin said. “It was just very different from other places and it seemed like I could fit there when talking to the coaches.”
Gervin’s previous trip to Madison had such a profound impact on him that he’d like to make a return visit to Madison as soon as possible.
“Definitely going to visit again,” he said. “I’m going to try to make it to a home game. I heard it gets pretty live!”
In addition to hopefully taking several college visits this summer, Gervin is hoping to improve as a player in order to spark more national interest, not to mention solidify his spot as a top target for many schools.
“This summer I’m probably going to take a bus tour of schools with my team,” Gervin said. “I’ll also be training extremely hard.”
Not sure when he will commit, Gervin said he’s hopeful to get scholarships from Arizona State, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, UCLA and USC.