So im standing in line ready to board my flight from Detroit to Houston Sunday evening and I see a larger gentleman behind me wearing the number 2 jersey. I'm wearing my 2007 student t-shirt so as we turned towards each other I asked "Did you go to the game yesterday" and he replies "ya I'm a recruit" At which point I realize this is Kellen Jones and he's flying back to Houston after his official visit. We ended up sittling right next to each other on the 2.5 hr flight and we pretty much talked Michigan football/academics the entire time. I can't say much about how he plays the game yet but I was really impressed with the way he conducts himself. He talked about his official visit and the great time he had with a few of the players. He is also really excited to start working out with Barwis and he hopes to play right away next year. He had a smile on his face the entire time--just so pumped to becoming to michigan. He's looking at studying engineering or something in the math/chemistry field. Some of the things that stood out to him about michigan:
-He likes the Diversity at michigan, something the state of texas does not offer, people come from all over the country to play for michigan
-He (and especially his dad and godfather) like the class and conduct of the michigan football players---talked about how teams like Miami and Alabama have struggled at times in that department. He doesn't agree with the drinking and the trouble players get into off the field
-liked the fall weather in michigan, said campus was beautiful.
Sure is great to have him on our side and I welcomed him to the Michigan Family. Thanks for a great flight back to texas Kellen!