I'm surprised no one has posted this yet. Jabrill apparently took a lot of video while on his trip to Michigan last summer and put together a diary of sorts to show why he committed. He's doing it in episodes. The first episode is 15 minutes long, so it's a good fix. It's pretty clear that he wanted to come here before he even stepped off the plane and those feelings were solidified more every step of the way.
(I don't have the patience to figure out the embedding again but here's the link. Somebody help me out.)