fair point that
Name: Naseir Upshur
Position: Tight End
Ht/Wt: 6’4" / 232 lbs.
Location: Imhotep Institute - Philadelphia, PA (2016)
Offers: Arizona State, South Carolina, Arizona, Cincinatti, UConn, Illinois, Maryland, UMass, Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Western Michigan
Rating: ★★★★ .9337 (247 Composite)
Ranking: #166 NAT / #5 TE (247 Composite)
Michigan has extended it's fourth offer to a 2016 tight end prospect in Pennsylvania product Nasier Upshur. Upshur has been in contact with the Michigan staff, Coach Ferrigno specifically, since his freshman year and today they came through with an offer.
My coach called me and told me congratulations first. He told me to call Coach Dan (Ferrigno) and he told me I was offered. I like Michigan a lot. Me and Coach Dan have a really good relationship.
Holding nearly 20 offers as a rising junior means Upshur will be able to go virtually wherever he wants, but right now his list is wide open. That being said, he does already hold Michigan in high regard.
I'm open to everyone right now but I think I'm going to start to trim my list at the end of the summer. Michigan will for sure make my first cut, they will always be there. Like I said before, me and Coach Dan have a great relationship. He's been seeing me since I was a freshman.
Coach Ferrigno has done a solid job forming a relationship as usual. Not only has he shown genuine interest, he's also been persistent as Nasier says that Michigan, along with Arizona State, Temple, and South Carolina, has been recruiting him most aggressively.
Naseir hasn't visited Michigan yet, but he will be in Detroit tomorrow for the Soundmind Soundbody camp and hopes to check out Ann Arbor while he's in the area.
At this point in his recruitment Naseir has visited Rutgers, Temple, Penn State, and Arizona State, and not surprisingly for anyone that has visited Tempe, the Sun Devil visit left a memorable impression.
As for the home-state Nittany Lions, Upshur enjoyed his visit but left campus without an offer. He does believe an offer is coming soon from Penn State and says that even though they are a bit later to the party than some, it's not hurting their chances and he has no problem being patient.
Upshur is a high character kid who fits the mold for the type of players Michigan chooses to recruit. He prides himself on the kind of person that he is and gives credit to one person in particular.
I'm from North Philly. A lot of bad things go down around my way but I manage to stay out of the way. I'm just trying to have my family right. I'm very close with my mom. She gave me the nickname "Pop" when I was little from Pumpkinseed and Poppyseed. (Laughs) Also my big brother, Quon Cook, keeps me out of trouble.
Michigan has done well with Upshur and as usual, his character appears to be one of the reasons why he was targeted.
5 – Trending Blue
4 – Solidly in a top 2-3
3 – Contender in a top 3-7
2 – Among large (8-15) group under consideration
1 – Let’s see if he visits before we talk
0 – Passing interest or none
If Upshur manages to check out Ann Arbor within the next couple of days after the SMSB camp, Michigan could very well become his early leader. He made it quite clear that Michigan will be in it for him throughout, but I also expect Penn State to be a player if they choose to offer.
Sounds Like he would need to get as far away from Philly as possible GoBlue
You want him to go to ASU?!?
Good stuff, thanks Brandon.
or Funchess-like jumbo WR?
And the check!
someone put up a Mummy picture. Imhotep is one of the more unusual school names I've ever heard.
he's a big mid already but man their left tackle is huge.
have to like a TE that loves to block.
This kid looks like he has a ton of upside to me especially as he continues to grow and grows into his body more as well. I think he will look even more fluid as a senior not that he doesn't now.
Anyone have any insight on what others from the Sound Mind Sound Body camp will be visiting Ann Arbor? Sorry if this was posted in another thread somewhere.
But can he rap?