I don't disagree with your main point, exactly, but I too went to public high school "a city over from Detroit" and that experience : the inner city :: a trip to Paris : a trip to Kabul, so it's maybe not the most impressive of credentials.
“The player development is the main thing I like (about Michigan),” Williams said. “You can see that they develop their players. They get them in the gym and they work them hard. And their hard work pays off.”