First time creating a forum topic, so I apologize in advance for any faux pas committed.
I want to talk about the experience a recruit has when visiting Michigan. This staff is clearly excellent at recruiting and I'm wondering what they do that separates them from previous staffs and other programs. Is it merely their reputation, resumes, and acumen?
Michigan has all the bells and whistles with facilities and equipment - how are they effectively showcased?
I imagine there are a lot of differences between a visit taken during the season, which I presume revolves around a gameday experience, and one in the winter or the summer. What are the key differences between an official visit and an unofficial visit? Do recruits attend practice and/or workouts? If a recruit attends a game, what is their day like? I think the gameday stuff is really interesting because I'm guessing the team and coaches are doing nothing but preparation. In other words, how close is a recruit allowed to get to the team without being a commit? Along the same lines, does a recruit's likelihood of committing affect their visit and if so, how?
For anyone who's spent time in A2, we know what makes it special. How is that conveyed to recruits?