A large group of Detroit Public School players made their way to Ann Arbor Wednesday night to visit Michigan. Among those there were mostly 2017 kids, but the only in-state player offered by Michigan in 2018's class also made the trip.
Kalon Gervin is a star defensive back of Cass Tech high school in Detroit, Michigan. Michigan is obviously a mainstay for a lot of the Detroit kids, although they lacked in that department under former coach Brady Hoke, current coach Jim Harbaugh has been all over rebuilding that relationship.
"(Coach Harbaugh) is real engaged with us," he said. "(Harbaugh) is really working hard on trying to build that pipeline back up."
The Michigan offer in its own was a big accomplishment for Gervin.
"Michigan really stood out when I got (the offer)," he said. "The tradition plays a big role."
Gervin is growing up in Detroit, so that's no less than an hour drive away from Ann Arbor. While, a lot of kids look to get out of their state, and go to school elsewhere, it looks like proximity to home is important to the Detroit recruit.
"The coaching staff, academics, and basically, it's like home," Gervin said when asked what stood out about Michigan. "(Michigan) being close to home plays a big part (in my recruitment)."
Gervin visited Michigan on Wednesday night, alongside a plethora of Detroit Public School kids, and also got to watch the Michigan basketball game against Northwestern.
"The visit was great," he said. "I got to sit next to Coach Brown at the game. He said they wanted me, and need me to get up (to Ann Arbor) more."
With his recent offer from Tennessee on February 20th, Gervin spoke about where they stand with Michigan.
"I'd say it's between (Michigan) and Tennessee," Gervin said when asked about his leader.
Gervin plans to visit again for the spring game on April 1st.