Big House plays big role for commit

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Patrick Kugler (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) has been afforded the opportunity to take in some of the country's most impressive football stadiums. Being the son of an NFL offensive line coach has its perks, and that's one of them.

He was at Cowboys Stadium cheering on his father's Pittsburgh Steelers when they lost to the Green Bay Packers in the 2011 Super Bowl. And he has spent many a Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, knee deep in football fandom.

The 2013 Wolverines offensive line commit has seen plenty of impressive venues, but it was the nearly empty Michigan Stadium that really got his attention.