1st Team All-Ohio, Division 1: AJ Williams OL, Joe Bolden LB

1st Team All-Ohio, Division 1: AJ Williams OL, Joe Bolden LB

Submitted by chitown.victor on November 30th, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Just thought I'd share this news.  I found the results on his conference's website, but not on the OHSAA site.  I am guessing they have not posted there yet, and may be waiting until after the state championship games are played this weekend.  Caleb Stacey was selected as Honorable Mention All-Ohio as well.  Link:

http://gmcsports.com/

I am hoping there will be at least a few more players to add once I find the rest of the players selected.

EDIT: Caleb Stacey is Special Mention, not Honorable Mention. 

Ace: 247Sports Names Michigan's OL Class Best in Nation

Ace: 247Sports Names Michigan's OL Class Best in Nation

Submitted by Ace on August 25th, 2011 at 11:40 AM

The article is free, so you can actually read all about how awesome the 2012 OL class is (and that's without potential future commits like Jordan Diamond), but I'll post it here anyway:

The Wolverines have five commitments on the line led by top national tackles Kyle Kalis (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Edward) and Erik Magnuson (Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon).

Kalis has a 247 Rating of 96 and is the No. 40 prospect in the country and No. 7 offensive tackle in a truly special class of tackle prospects.
Magnuson, 6-foot-6, 275-pounds, checks in at No. 63 with a 96 rating. He is the No. 10 ranked tackle in the class.

Joining the impressive duo are tackles Ben Braden (Rockford, Mi.), Blake Bars (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy) and Caleb Stacey (Cincinnati, Ohio/Sycamore). Braden is on the verge of four-star status checking in with a 247 Rating of 89.

The tight end group of Devin Funchess and A.J. Williams also comes in for an honorable mention.

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Ace: An Interview With Caleb Stacey

Ace: An Interview With Caleb Stacey

Submitted by Ace on August 23rd, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Cincinnati Oak Hills OL Caleb Stacey was Michigan's second commit of the 2012 class, pledging all the way back in March, when people were still freaking out about Brady Hoke's ability to pull a solid class together. Stacey, of course, is still committed, while any concerns about Hoke's ability to recruit have been shunted aside for full-scale Hokeamania. Caleb was kind enough to agree to an interview as he prepares for Oak Hills's opener against Cincinnati La Salle.

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ACE: What are your goals heading into your senior season? Doing anything special to prepare for Michigan?

CALEB: Heading into my senior season there is only one goal on my mind, and that is to take my team to the state playoffs for the first time in school history since joining the GMC conference. Preparing for Michigan right now really isn't on my mind much because I have another season to play in high school, but I'm definitely trying to get better week by week -- whether that be working on footwork, getting stronger in the weight room, or really focusing on fundamental things like hand placement and zone steps.

ACE: Do you have any visits planned at this point?

CALEB: Yes, I have a visit planned for the ND game. Although it's an unofficial I'm still ecstatic to get up there again. Already have my hotel booked!

ACE: Have you been talking to any other recruits, either in your class or 2013 players? Now that you're committed, are you doing any recruiting yourself?

CALEB: I try to do as much recruiting as I can to help The Team out. When I get a chance to talk to some of the recruits I really sell what a great place Michigan is and how when you visit there isn't much you don't like, if anything.

ACE: With the news that Tony Posada is transferring, it looks like Michigan is going to have to rely upon some young players on the interior line in the very near future. Does the prospect of being on the two-deep as a freshman change how you approach preparing for college? Have the coaches asked you to do anything specific to get ready for Ann Arbor?

CALEB: It doesn't really change how I approach preparing. I'm always going to work as hard as possible at what I do. That's just the type of player I am. The coaches haven't really told me anything specific I need to prepare for when I arrive on campus, just to be ready to work hard and have a great attitude.

Many thanks to Caleb - who's already caught on that at Michigan, "The Team" is capitalized, often thrice - for taking the time to answer my questions. He asked that I make sure to let you know that you can follow him on Twitter. Help a future Wolverine out, MGoTweeters!

TomVH: Commit Caleb Stacey Visit Reaction

TomVH: Commit Caleb Stacey Visit Reaction

Submitted by TomVH on June 25th, 2011 at 2:24 PM

Michigan grabbed a verbal commitment from Oak Hills offensive lineman Caleb Stacey (6'4", 275 lbs) back in March. The commitment came directly after a visit to West Virginia mainly because Stacey said he just knew Michigan was the right place. The decision was made so quickly that his parents never had the chance to see Ann Arbor or the campus. 

Caleb StaceyStacey brought his parents up to Michigan for the first time today to show them what he fell in love with. "Since it was their first time up there they were really impressed with everything," he said. "First we went to the academic center and they were blown away."

The academic presentation is usually a topic of discussion for parents after a Michigan visit, and this time was no different. "My mom, this was really only her second visit. She came with me to Miami (Ohio) and she was so happy that she teared up a little bit," said Caleb. "She looked at me and said great choice." The academics and support that Michigan provides not just during football, but after his college career really seemed to strike a chord with the Stacey family. 

"After that we checked out the trophy room and we saw all the facilities," he said. "My dad was really excited about the Big House. He said he can't wait to get there for a game." Mom is excited about academics and dad is excited for the game, sounds like the norm. The Stacey's also got a chance to meet with Caleb's future position coach Darrell Funk. Coach Hoke was unavailable but the family took enough away to feel more than comfortable with their son's choice.

TheWolverine.com: Caleb Stacey Profile

TheWolverine.com: Caleb Stacey Profile

Submitted by MGoShoe on April 27th, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Over at TheWolverine.com, Michael Spath has posted an interesting profile of 2011 OL commit Caleb Stacey [not premium content] with an extensive evaluation by his high school coach, Kurry Commins. Some sample quotes follow, but click on the link for the full monty.

"Caleb's only a shade over 6-4 but he has extremely long arms. [He] is a notch above most linemen when it comes to the cerebral part of the game. He understands blocking techniques, angles, leverage - the ins and outs of the game.

"I had a kid win the Super Bowl last year [linebacker Diyral Briggs] and I've had some other really great talents but in my 11 years, Caleb will be, by far, the most complete player I've ever had by the time he finishes his senior year."

"...[H]e's an ideal interior player. He's a very mean guy on the field. Not dirty, but he's one of those old-school throwbacks that is going to punish the man he lines up against.

"This is a kid that comes from a very humble background and he brings his lunch pail every day. He's worked so hard for this opportunity and when he got that Michigan offer I think he was blown away. I know those coaches very well and what I told Caleb is that they are guys that are going to be invested in your long-term future, and you want to play for guys like that.

"I think after that trip to West Virginia he just sort of knew that he was wasting his time looking at other places because Michigan had everything he wanted."

TVH Weekly: Jordan Diamond, JJ Denman, Mario Ojemudia, and More

TVH Weekly: Jordan Diamond, JJ Denman, Mario Ojemudia, and More

Submitted by TomVH on April 18th, 2011 at 11:16 AM

The spring game was a success from a recruiting perspective on a few different levels. The commitment from instate LB Royce Jenkins-Stone was an important early get that most didn't expect so soon. Outside of the commitment here's a look at what some of the other visiting prospects had to say. As always you can find me and more updates on Twitter, and if you have any questions or tips please email me at [email protected].

Jordan DiamondJordan Diamond

6'6", 289 lbs

Offensive Tackle

Chicago, Illinois


Diamond is a big-time prospect nationally and for a Michigan class that needs a hig- profile tackle or two. He has been to Ann Arbor plenty of times, but this time he brought someone new.

I've seen a lot of that stuff before, and they were just showing us around. My father was there for the first time and he said everything was great. He got a great impression from everything, and he thought the coaching staff was great. He actually said he would feel comfortable with me playing there so that felt good.

Since Diamond has taken numerous visits to Michigan's campus, and the fact that his teammate Chris Bryant signed with Michigan, these visits are more about comfort than discovery for him. But...

It did give me a chance to see how they coached and how they were showing the players what they need to do. I saw Coach Funk is doing a good job with those guys getting the fundamentals down. I've seen a lot of them now and it's about getting familiar with these schools. These visits, I have my parents go up to see where I might be going. I didn't really see anything new, it was just more of a confirmation of what I've been seeing.

While he didn't necessarily see anything new with the program, Jordan definitely got to be a part of a new experience.

When we got there we came out on the field and there was a bunch of fans telling me Jordan we need you. To have them recognize an offensive lineman and ask me for autographs was pretty cool. I was getting stopped on the street and people were asking me if I was Jordan Diamond. I was signing autographs for little kids, and to have that happen at a big school was cool. Being with the players is always great too; they're exactly the same on and off the field. The character and attitude they have is always the same.

Jordan isn't positive exactly when he wants to make his final decision, but he knows how he wants to get there.

I'm going to keep taking visits right now, then narrow it down to a top ten during the summer. After that I'll get it to a top five before the season starts and I'll take my official visits to those five. I know Michigan will definitely be in the top five. Michigan is looking solid right now.

Diamond has always wanted to take his visits and take his time with the process, so this is nothing new. These early visits have helped Michigan lay the ground work for later on in the process when the tough decisions come around. 

J.J. DenmanJJ Denman

6'7", 305 lbs.

Offensive Tackle

Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania


Denman is a huge offensive lineman that has racked up around 21 offers from schools like Michigan, Boston College, Miami, MSU, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Wisconsin to name a few. JJ took in Ann Arbor for the first time and came away impressed.

I spent the whole day Friday looking around the campus, and then Saturday we spent more time at the facilities and the spring game. I was the only one there on Friday so we got talk to all the coaches. We talked about how they're bringing back a pro style offense and that they need big linemen. Everything overall was good, I really liked the coaches. The coaches seem real down to earth and straight shooters. The Big House: I walked in there and it was just huge. They said they were going to put up scoreboards and that they might be adding more seats which is crazy.

The Big House is typically something prospects remember from their visits, but the MIchigan players were what stuck with Denman.

All the players are genuine guys. I talked to Denard Robinson and it was just like he was a normal guy. He saw me walk by and was just like "hey what's up man," it was like he didn't even do what he did on the field. I talked to Jake Long too and he was the exact same way. It's like Michigan doesn't produce cocky guys, they're all humbled and that was cool.

Although JJ has a pretty big offer list he already has a good idea of who makes up his top group.

I think I know the schools that I like, I'm going to go out to a couple more just to make sure. I definitely know I'm going to take an official visit to Michigan, and I'm going to try to make it back for the Notre Dame game because it will be their first night game. I'll probably take all five of my officials. The five schools right now are Michigan, Boston College, Penn State, Wisconsin, and Rutgers.

It sounds like this visit helped Michigan but it won't mean much until he starts taking official visits. 

Mario OjemudiaMario Ojemudia

6'3", 215 lbs.

Defensive End

Farmington Hills, Michigan


Ojemudia is an interesting instate prospect that has been up to Michigan with his teammate TE Devin Funchess a few times now. If you remember last time Mario said that he was surprised that he liked his Michigan visit so much. It seems like the spring game might have helped Michigan a little more.

It went really well, it was fun. I didn't really see anything different but I'm feeling really comfortable with all the coaches, and I really like Michigan now which is kind of weird since I grew up not liking them. I think these visits have sort of leveled everything out now.

Mario has also been to Michigan State three or four times now, but hasn't been in a while. Having processed the trips he's taken, he thinks the visits have helped him narrow down his list to a group of three.

I've somewhat narrowed it down. I like Michigan, Stanford, and MSU, but that could all be subject to change if I get another offer from a school I like. Two schools that I really like are Penn State and Ohio State.

All of these trips he's taking are helping him get to his final decision, which he says he wants to have done before his season starts. 

Extra:

2013 QB Shane Morris was also on hand for the spring game. He seemed to enjoy the fan attention he got as well.

It went really well, I had a lot of fun. I signed my first autograph on a #12 Michigan jersey. That was crazy. I've pretty much seen the whole school three times now so I just want to get to know the coaches better and get more comfortable at the school.

Michigan commit OL Caleb Stacey had his decision validated while he was on campus for the first time as a commitment.

It went great, I had two kids around the age of ten ask for my autograph. It made me feel like I was at home with great people, great atmosphere, great fans, and just all around great place. I was trying to recruit [JJ Denman] and Sheldon Day while I was up there.

** QB Zeke Pike is announcing his decision on Wednesday. He told me that he's down to Auburn, Michigan, and Purdue. He said you shouldn't look too much into the rumors about him being committed to Auburn. I have a strange feeling about this one.

New York DB Wayne Morgan's coach tells me that Michigan has moved up on his list.

Ohio LB Joe Bolden took in Ann Arbor with his parents, and may be nearing a decision.

I hinted on Twitter that there was going to be a silent commit yesterday. The prospect told me it was ok to tell people his intentions, but to obviously keep his name quiet. The plan was to commit to the coaches, take two more visits then come forward with the announcement at his school. He told the coaches Sunday night and they told him that he should take the other two visits first then commit to them. It wasn't a rejection, but more so not acknowledging a commitment from a kid that wants to take visits. The announcement should happen in 3 or 4 weeks.

If you missed it here's last week's Weekly Update with TE Pierre Aka, DE Noah Spence, and WR Amara Darboh.

TomVH: Spring Game Visitors

TomVH: Spring Game Visitors

Submitted by TomVH on April 12th, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Here is the list of visitors I have confirmed for the Spring Game so far. If someone isn't on this list it doesn't necessarily mean they aren't coming, I might not have confirmed it yet.

Yes:

Commit Caleb Stacey (6'4", 275 lbs): Caleb has been vocal about trying to recruit for Michigan and has done so with Joe Bolden. It will be good to get him on campus in front of other prospects.

2013 Michigan QB Shane Morris (6'3", 189 lbs): Has a Michigan offer, will probably be the top quarterback in the state next year.

Instate TE Devin Funchess (6'5", 205 lbs): Another trip up for Funchess and he might come with his teammates Mario Ojemudia and Aaron Burbridge.

Illinois DT Vontrell Williams (6'2", 263 lbs): Loved his first visit to Ann Arbor, still hoping for an offer.

Instate LB Royce Jenkins-Stone (6'2", 215 lbs): Will most likely be joined by Terry Richardson, just waiting for confirmation.

Instate TE Ron Thompson (6'4", 210 lbs): Has decided not to make his announcement this week. He just changed schools so he's going to hold off. Michigan is still in good shape.

Illinois OL Jordan Diamond (6'7", 289 lbs): I haven't confirmed if he's coming with his teammate QB Robert Gregory, but it would make sense.

Instate LB James Ross (6'0", 209 lbs): His dad said they should be there.

Indana TE Pierre Aka (6'4", 250 lbs): Although Pierre just took a visit this past Saturday he told me he's most likely going to be at the spring game as well.

Pennsylvania OL JJ Denman (6'7", 305 lbs): Might make the trip.

Indiana DT Sheldon Day (6'2", 270 lbs): Was deciding where to go this weekend and chose Michigan.

Maybe: 

Illinois DT Jaleel Johnson (6'2", 277 lbs): Might come with Jordan Diamond

Instate OL/DL Kelby Latta (6'4", 295 lbs): Not sure if he'll make it yet.

Ohio DE Chris Wormley (6'4", 255 lbs): He said he'll come if the weather is good. He's been to campus enough that it's probably not a big deal.

Instate LB Tyler Goble (6'0", 232 lbs): Went to a practice last week and the coaches told him they want him to camp this summer. Former teammates with Brennen Beyer.

New Jersey DB DJ Singleton (6'3", 200 lbs): Said he's not sure if he'll be able to make it yet.

Ohio OL Benny McGowan (6'4", 290 lbs): Not sure if he'll make it up.

No:

Ohio RB/DB Will Mahone (5'11", 205 lbs): Michigan's recruiting him for defensive back and until they offer I don't think he'll show much attention.

Illinois DT Vincent Valentine (6'3", 300 lbs): Not coming.

Ohio DB Allen Gant (6'1", 182 lbs): He'll be back up for camp in the summer.

Ohio TE AJ Williams (6'6", 260 lbs): Not coming, but not a big deal. Michigan is in good shape with AJ.

Instate DE Matt Godin (6'5", 260 lbs): He's going to Penn State this weekend.

Ohio LB Kaleb Ringer (6'0", 219 lbs): Making his decision the day before, Friday the 15th at 6pm EST.

Pennsylvania LB Deaysean Rippy (6'2", 198 lbs): Told me some things came up and he's unable to make it.

Indiana ATH David Perkins (6'2", 209 lbs): At Notre Dame.

TomVH: What is Michigan Getting with OL Caleb Stacey?

TomVH: What is Michigan Getting with OL Caleb Stacey?

Submitted by TomVH on March 29th, 2011 at 11:41 AM

There isn't much film or analysis on Michigan's newest commitment OL Caleb Stacey. I received an email from his offensive line coach that I thought I would share with you. His coach reads MGoBlog and wanted the fans to know what they're getting, so here's the email:

 

Tom,
 
First of all, Caleb is a fairly unknown prospect nationally like I said. However, amongst the college circles he is widely popular. I believe Michigan State would have offered him within the week had he not committed. He was also receiving some serious mail from other major BCS schools. I have also talked to one of the top analysts from Ohio, he actually does a ton of work for Ohio State and he had Caleb ranked as the #6 OL in the class. In any normal year he said he would be a top 20 player in Ohio, however this year Ohio's class is LOADED, especially on the OL. Ohio might put over a dozen OL into BCS schools this year which is amazing. Currently he is ranked as #37 by most people, or in that area, and he is projected as a very high 3 star to low 4 star prospect.
 
Caleb's strengths:
1) Football Knowledge/Coachability - Caleb has the ability and understanding of the game that makes coaching easy. I can coach him on something and what I want done is shown right in front of me the next rep and every rep after. He listens, he learns, and he applies. He is one of those OL that only comes along once every 10 years in that regard.
2) His weight room strength/Physical play - His numbers might not be the most impressive out there, but his power in the weight room translates to the field. He is strong, overpowering, and physical. He benches 300, squats a legit 455, and hang cleans 250+. Those numbers are pretty good overall for a player, but you can tell in his play that his weight room strength allows him to over power even big kids on the field.
3) He excels against great players - We play in one of the best and most physically grueling conferences in Ohio, the GMC. Caleb has started every game since he was a sophomore and allowed zero sacks. He has played against BCS players and played great. This season he took his game to a new level and recorded 114 knockdowns, leading the team, and held the single game record with 21.
4) His footwork - I watch a LOT of film on a LOT of prospects. One thing every person who has watched him as a college coach has said is his footwork is outstanding. He moves his feet well, he gets his second step down quick, and he coves movement well. And he does it physical. He is very talented on the line of scrimmage. In college covering movement up front is what makes or breaks a lineman.
5) His ability to pull - Caleb is one of the rare young players who actually meets contact on his pulls with physical play. I preach running THROUGH contact and if you watch Caleb's film you will see his feet never stop on pulls. He literally runs through people. Many lineman make contact and stalemate or even slow down before impact. Caleb accelerates. If you were able to watch his full film you would see the results.
6) Pass Pro - He moves his feet as well as any lineman I have seen who plays out of position. He is a guard playing left tackle, which is the hardest position to pass protect from. He does a great job kick sliding back with depth and width and he is very fast at closing inside rushes. His best part though is his ability to shoot his hands at a target. His arms are insanely long and his hands are massive. Once he gets on you at this level there is no chance to get near his body and grab him. It will help him a lot when he plays guard down the road in college.
 
Needs to Work On:
1) Second Level - Caleb does a great job of getting on linebackers and taking up space at the second level. I would like to see him physically beat linebackers the way he does DLineman. Linebackers are naturally a bit quicker and more athletic, but Caleb is very athletic for a lineman. He does a great job of staying on them but I would like to see him finish those blocks with more knockdowns. Somewhat of a nit picky thing, but it will make him an elite player.
2) Pad Level - This is always something young lineman have a tough time with. He plays very low for being so big and so tall but every lineman can always play with better pad level. He doesn't play "high" but playing lower can make him even more dominating of a force.
 
Work Ethic:
I could talk about his work ethic for days on end. He refuses to be beaten in anything. Every week in game prep he takes it as a challenge. He takes it like everything is at stake. That is the kind of OLineman you want. It is a personal battle for him. His practice tempo, his game tempo, his off season training, he brings it. You might be stronger than him, you might be faster than him, you might be more athletic than him but he has that will and desire to be better than you on game day. To this point, he has always out played his opponent.
 
Does he compare to anyone:
Caleb reminds me a lot of a good friend of mine who played for Michigan. His name was Mark Bihl. He was an Ohio kid, he didn't get much recruiting hype, but he was a tough nosed blue collar kid who just worked hard every day of his life. I think Caleb has a much greater skill set coming into college than Mark did just because of the system we run. But Mark went to Michigan and just flat out worked his way into the lineup, and I believe became a captain there as a senior and started on OL for 2 years as a center. Caleb might not be a 5 star kid, but I guarantee if you give him the chance to compete with those kind of kids he will give them everything they can handle. That's just how his mindset is.
 
What is Michigan getting:
You are getting one of the finest young people I have had the privilege to coach. I have been coaching for 5 years now and I hope to continue on for a long long time. Caleb is part of a group of 6 junior offensive lineman I have returning next season that helped our school break 13 different rushing records. Of them 3 are projected as D-1 talent, including Caleb, and one of them fits in D-1aa. With all that talent and ability there is one person they all look to when things go bad or when things don't go as we plan. That is Caleb. He is just a natural born leader. There are times in a game where we need 2-3 yards and I can look out to him and see him signaling to call the run play behind him guaranteeing us we will get it. Everyone in the stadium knows who the ball is going behind but this season no one stopped it. Literally, we got our short yardage conversions behind him 100% of the time. Guys feed off that confidence and that energy. It isn't arrogance, it's confidence. That is hard to find in a young lineman because usually they are quiet guys. Caleb speaks through actions. To me, he reminds me of the Michigan lineman I grew up watching. Those guys in the mid 90's and early 2000's where they just  physically dominated. Where everyone in the stadium knew it was going to be power, or iso, or zone and those guys up front just thrived on that and dominated. Being a Michigan lineman was the definition of toughness when I grew up, when I was recruited by them, and when they were winning championships. Caleb wants to be part of that reborn attitude and I think he is a perfect fit for it.
 
Unique:
Caleb is actually a really talented basketball player but opted to not play this season to focus on football training. He had even played some point guard in a pinch when he was younger. Just goes to show how good of an athlete he truly is.

TomVH: OL Caleb Stacey Offered While Taking in Michigan

TomVH: OL Caleb Stacey Offered While Taking in Michigan

Submitted by TomVH on March 17th, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Caleb StaceyOhio offensive lineman Caleb Stacey (6'4", 275 lbs) made a trip up to Ann Arbor on Thursday with his head coach Kurry Commins. The guard was hoping for a Michigan offer and came away with just that. This was the first time for both he and his coach to take a tour of Michigan's facilities, and both were impressed with what they saw. "It was an outstanding trip. First class all the way, first class facilities, and the people I came in contact with were overwhelmingly amazing," said Coach Commins. 

The Oak Hills coach wasn't familiar with Ann Arbor, but there were some familiar faces inside Schembechler hall. "I have a really good relationship with Coach Hoke and Coach Smith, and some members of his staff," Coach Commins said. "I had talked to them about Caleb back when they were at San Diego State. When they moved to Michigan we got them Caleb's film immediately and have been in contact ever since." 

That relationship that has already been formed between the coaches will definitely help with Michigan's pursuit of Caleb Stacey. "It's definitely going to play into it. We develop relationships with our players the same way Coach Hoke does. The fact that I think so highly of Coach Hoke helps with how Caleb sees him, too," he said. That won't be the only factor into Caleb's recruitment, but it definitely helps to speed up the relationship forming process. 

Caleb reflected those sentiments of his coach and saw what his head coach had told him of the Michigan staff. "[Coach Commins] speaks very highly of Coach Hoke. They both preach the same thing about becoming a better person, and being better in the classroom," said Caleb. "I took Coach Commins word on who they were up there and it was exactly that."

Since it was their first time on campus, Stacey and his coach made sure to check out all aspects of Ann Arbor. "We drove around campus and got a feel for it. It was a good day to go up since it's St. Patrick's day, all the students were outside hanging out," said Stacey. "I got to see the strength coach and basically learn about the tradition at Michigan." 

As it usually is, the Big House was a main feature of the visit and it was something that stuck out for Caleb from his trip. "The stadium speaks for itself. I got to go in to the biggest stadium in the country. It's breathtaking to imagine yourself playing in there in front of that many people," he said.

Outside of the stadium it was the people and coaches that made the biggest impact on Caleb. "The tradition up there is great. I definitely felt the tradition from the coaches. They all preach Michigan and that was something that I was really looking for," said Caleb. "The way they have produced offensive linemen and now they're going to let the linemen up front go after it, it really gives you goose bumps."

The visit was described as a great trip by both Caleb and his coach, but he's not ready to name any leaders. Their was also no clear top school going into this process, but Caleb did say this was a big offer for him. "I talked to my coach a few days ago and he asked me what would be an offer that I would really want and I said Michigan so this was pretty big," said Caleb. Stacey plans on taking a trip to West Virginia next and then potentially will come up with a top school list to narrow things down from there. This visit definitely helped Michigan move themselves into position with Stacey.