The Wolverine has this free content up that provides some more insight into Jake Fisher's recruiting end game:
Michigan State made a push, while Notre Dame picked up the interest later. In the end, Traverse City (Mich.) West offensive line prospect Jacob Fisher felt more comfortable at Michigan, opting for the Wolverines over their two rivals.
Cincinnati and others were also in the mix, but Fisher - now 6-7 and 269 pounds, he reported after a visit to the doctor - said one last trip to Ann Arbor to meet with the coaches and players in the days leading up to his press conference solidified what he'd known for some time.
"They really made me feel like I fit in," he said. "Players came up and shook my hand, talked to me a little more, made me feel at home. Before that I had kind of made a decision, so when I went there it all worked out."
Fisher's experiences with MSU and Notre Dame follow and provide some good insights as to why he landed at Michigan.
Check out the tidbit about watching film at U-M and MSU and you get some insight into how teams sell themselves by showing how recruits fit into their schemes.
OL Coach Greg Frey comes in for some praise and we see the importance of the coaching staff's community involvement and are reminded of the benefit of having a long tenured staff with deep relationships across the state of Michigan.
He continues to develop relationships, meanwhile, with the Michigan staff. Line coach Greg Frey has made trips to Traverse City each of the past three years to participate in a charity event for children held by head coach Tim Wooer, well before Fisher emerged as a big time prospect. Frey's approach - "tough, but not degrading" - and his demeanor throughout the recruiting process was another big reason for U-M's emergence to No. 1.
Like you, I'm looking forward to finding out which OL recruits join Jake Fisher and Jack Miller as the other components of the next great Michigan offensive line class. Zettel, Hobbi, Walsh, Posada?
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