Michigan hosted several top recruiting targets this past weekend for their on-campus summer camps. However, there was one offered prospect whose presence flew under the radar a bit. 2017 Murrieta Valley (CA) WR Maurice Bell made his way across the country to see what the Wolverines had to offer and he was impressed with more than just the football program.
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“My visit was great I really enjoyed my self when I was up there,” Bell said. “The relationship I had with the coaches stood out a lot we connected really good and the things they offer you after your life after football also was a big thing that stood out to me.”
Those relationships with the staff weren’t just with Jim Harbaugh and his potential positional coach. He met with just about everyone and they were clearly impressed with Bell and what he could bring to the roster.
“I spoke with coach Terrell, coach Drevno, coach Fisch, coach Dougherty and coach Harbaugh. They told me many things like where I would fit in to the offense and how they would use me.”
As for how they would use him, Bell told me that the staff views him as a slot receiver and returning punts. And when you look at his tape, you can see that looks to be the right fit.
Things went very well during the visit for Bell. That’s obviously. So, is Michigan the favorite? Is a commitment on the horizon?
“No I don’t really have any front runners right now but Michigan is high on my list,” Bell said. “I’m thinking more toward a decision now (instead of taking more visits).”
Going into the visit, it wasn’t known where Bell sat on the staff’s board. But after talking with him and seeing that the staff is clearly looking for a slot receiver in this class, this is a recruitment to watch closely over the next couple weeks. Arizona, Colorado and Iowa look to be the other top contenders here.
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