The Michigan football team had at least one in-state visitor watch spring practice from the sidelines over the weekend—literally.
Tim Cason II of Clarkston (Mich.) is a 2014 athlete Michigan has shown some interest in that happened to be on hand to watch coach Brady Hoke conduct spring practice Saturday.
Cason reportedly walked away from his unofficial visit impressed with how Michigan practices, but honestly, what recruit really walks away from any university without being impressed about something?
Cason was on campus this morning at 10 am to take in a practice and mingle with some of the players and coaches. He said the visit had a very informal feel and when the coaches found the time to step off to the side and talk with him, they did just that. Cason was able to talk with Coach Funk and Coach Manning but spent most of his time conversing with Coach Mallory.
According to the report, Cason did not receive an offer from the Michigan staff, but believes one could be on its way after he is evaluated in upcoming camps.
Cason has garnered interest from several Big Ten programs, including Michigan State, Nebraska, and Purdue, among others. He also holds offers from various Mid-American Conference schools.
Michigan State offered Cason last November and was the first BCS team to pony up a scholarship. He has visited East Lansing a few times already and is pleased with what the Spartans can provide him, both on and off the field.
“Michigan State is a great school,” he told Matt Dorsey of the Detroit Free Press in late 2012. “They have a great coaching staff, and they have the perfect academic courses for me. I was really surprised, but at the same time, I was excited about being offered.”
The Spartans could very well prove to be U-M’s biggest challenger for Cason’s letter of intent. He reportedly receives letters from MSU everyday, and he fits the player profile of what coach Mark Dantonio looks for in defenders.
Cason is rated a three-star safety and ranked No. 43 in the nation, according to Scout.com.