FL TE Jeff Heuerman Offered by Michigan (Interview)

Submitted by TomVH on April 21st, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Florida tight end Jeff Heuerman just left Ann Arbor, after an unofficial visit with his father. Heuerman was hoping to leave today with an offer from the Wolverines, and he got his wish.

“We just got out of a meeting with coach Rodriguez, and he gave me the offer,” said Jeff. “They told me that they’re going to come after me really hard, and they definitely want me at Michigan. I’m one of only three tight ends they’ve offered, so I know they like me, too.”

Heuerman’s father was a former academic All American on the Michigan basketball team, but isn’t trying to persuade him to choose his alma mater.

“My dad is pretty excited, but he’s not telling me to choose Michigan. He tells me what he thinks, but that’s about it,” Jeff told me.

Jeff doesn’t have a top list, and is actually on his way to Notre Dame today. He’ll be stopping by Purdue on Thursday, and Ohio State on Friday and Saturday. Despite his excitement about the Michigan offer, Heuerman hasn't sorted the schools out, yet.

“I don’t have any favorites yet, because I want to visit these other schools, too. I loved it up at Michigan, though. I will tell you that,” said Heuerman. “I’m graduating early, so I will be deciding sometime in the summer, and Michigan is in there. These coaches are really impressive. They’re not negative recruiting at all, and being honest with me about where I fit in the offense. I was very impressed, and I loved it up there.”

Jeff now holds offers from Michigan, Boston College, Maryland, Memphis, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, among others. 


Dark Blue

April 21st, 2010 at 1:21 PM ^

They’re not negative recruiting at all, and being honest with me about where I fit in the offense.

That is really good to hear. We are Michigan we don't need to negative recruit.


April 21st, 2010 at 1:26 PM ^

I like how his father is acting. Quite different than the story I have heard about how Chris Speilman's father told him if he went to Michigan he would never be allowed back in his house again.


April 21st, 2010 at 1:57 PM ^

The way I feel, if my son is going to be good enough to get a schollie from OSU, he will have other options that won't tear out my heart! While he would still be allowed in my home, I would be greatly disappointed!!!


April 21st, 2010 at 1:55 PM ^

This kid sounds good, and the son of an Academic All-American at UM to boot. He probably has a good head on his shoulders, and likely grew up cheering for the Maize and Blue. Throw in the fact that we haven't brought in a TE in a couple years and this one should be ours to lose.


April 22nd, 2010 at 9:38 AM ^

What I love about this is the reference to how honest and level the coaches seem and how there is no negative recruiting. The fact that these recruits point that out about Michigan only highlights that it must be going on everywhere else they visit.

I hope this season goes well - I think it will - and RR stays here for 20 years so he can push it back in the face of every asshole that has tried to tear him down the last two.

This is a major transition and there was a price to pay. Now we will start to see the rewards.