In another exciting finish at home, Michigan put on an excellent show for visiting prospects with an overtime win against Northwestern on Saturday. It took a little while for the crowd and game to get going, but the Big House was as loud as ever towards the end of the game.
Luckily for Michigan there were some big-time prospects on hand sitting front row to watch the thrilling win. The biggest was 2013 defensive back Leon McQuay (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), who was on campus for the second time.
The No. 32 ranked player in the country and his family came away very impressed with what Michigan had to offer. Despite still having a USC visit left to take, Michigan might have made his decision that much more difficult.
The Wolverines also had some bigger 2014 prospects in attendance with defensive back Parrker Westphal (Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook) and defensive end Bryan Mone (Salt Lake City/Highland). Both recruits hold offers and both are already big time targets in their class, and the atmosphere did not disappoint.
"The only thing that was different this time was being able to see the fans," he said. "Being able to see all the fans as we drove up and then 112,000 in the stadium, it was loud. That was the loudest game I've ever been to. Me and my brother usually sit for the games, but we were up standing the whole time at the end."
There were over 20 prospects in total visiting Ann Arbor for the Wolverines victory, and while there weren't any commitments made it might have gotten Michigan a little closer with some of its top targets.