Chris Rock - Post Visit Update

Submitted by TomVH on March 14th, 2010 at 8:07 PM
011 DE Chris Rock is fresh off his visit to Michigan for the Night of Champions. Rock is from Ohio, and is one of the higher regarded defensive lineman on Michigan's board. Here's his highlight video, and what he had to say about the visit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN2ZBqj1o0w

TOM: What were you expecting to get out of this visit?

CHRIS: I was really just expecting a tour, to see the facilities, and everything. I wasn’t expecting a lot, but it was a lot more than that. I got to see the academic side more, which I hadn’t seen yet. The competitions with the players were fun, too.

TOM: How did the events go? Was it pretty relaxed?

CHRIS: Yeah, it was a lot of fun. The players obviously like competing with each other. We go to watch them compete in a bunch of different events, so it was pretty cool. I was impressed; they all seemed really strong and really fast. When they ran the 40 yard dash, it was pretty close.

TOM: Besides the events, did you get a chance to talk with the coaches?

CHRIS: I stayed overnight with my brother, so I got to see a little more. My parents left at night, but we all got a chance to ask the coaches some questions and talk with them. Before my parents left, coach Rodriguez talked to us for a while. He was just talking about how good of a school Michigan is, and where they’re at with the football program. My parents were previously Ohio State fans, but they were very impressed with everything. They came away the same way I did, and really liked everything they saw.

TOM: What else did Coach Rodriguez talk to you about?

CHRIS: We didn’t really talk about the depth chart, or anything like that. We both just wanted to get to know each other better, and build a relationship more. It was good to just talk with him. Coach Rodriguez just seems like a normal guy who happens to be good at coaching football. It’s weird, he’s the head coach, and I was just standing there talking to him. It was good.

TOM: After this visit where are you headed next, and what’s your timeline look like?

CHRIS: I’m going to Notre Dame’s junior day next weekend, and I might go to some other spring practices. I haven’t really planned a lot out yet. I don’t have a time line, it’s just going to be when I feel it’s right.  I haven’t come up with a top list, because I haven’t seen enough schools, but my interest in Michigan is very high. I really like what they have to offer. 


Comments

Maize_and_Drew

March 14th, 2010 at 8:25 PM ^

I'm so impressed with Rich Rodriguez and his ability to recruit. More often than not, recruits and their parents come away from a visit with nothing but great things to say about Rich Rod.

If he's not given the chance to coach at least 4 years at Michigan, I'll be really disappointed.

BlueintheBlood

March 15th, 2010 at 10:45 AM ^

His legs almost seem too long for him to properly get in stance. I don't know too much about technique of a DE, but it seems kind of strange to me that he never seems quite set. On a couple of occasions in his highlight film, I thought that he could have been called for off sides as his his legs moved. Anyone else notice this?

But make no mistake, I would take this kid in a heartbeat. Looks to have a ridiculous motor and that is what we need for our DE's.

Mdjohnny5

March 14th, 2010 at 9:13 PM ^

Hey Tom, did his pal Carrico make it out too? Both of those guys look to be pretty solid recruits but I know we hadn't offered Carrico yet.

Thanks for the update Tom.