Michigan continues to look for one more cornerback in the 2013 class, and the Wolverines had a big visitor in Saturday and Sunday that could fill that void. Defensive back Devin Butler (Washington, D.C./Gonzaga) took his first trip to Ann Arbor with his parents, and came away very impressed.
"I saw the scrimmage they had, got a tour of the school and the Big House and athletic facility," he said. "When I met with Coach (Brady) Hoke he really was telling me more about himself, which I liked."
Butler got a chance to sit down with most of the coaching staff, and wasn't just impressed with Hoke.
"Coach Hoke is a great man, high energy and wise beyond his years," he said. "Coach (Greg) Mattison is probably the smartest football coach I'll meet. Coach (Curt) Mallory is such a demanding, but fair coach that the only way you don't succeed is if you try not to."
Butler had taken a visit to Penn State before the Michigan trip, which made a big impression on him. So big that the 6-foot-1, 171-pound corner said the Nittany Lions might hold the early lead. However, after this trip things might not be so clear for him now.
"(The visit) helped Michigan a lot. I got to be around some of the players and that was awesome," he said.
Butler is still planning on taking a few more visits, and then could be close to narrowing down his list and making a decision.
"As far as decisions go, I'm still not sure when (I'll make a commitment), but with all my visits coming to an end I think I'll have some clear cut leaders."