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2016 linebacker Koby Quansah reacts to Michigan offer

The four-star 2016 linebacker was offered by the Wolverines early Wednesday morning.

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Michigan coaches extended a scholarship offer to 2016 linebacker Koby Quansah (West Hartford, Connecticut) on Wednesday morning, our Joshua Henschke confirmed.

Quansah spoke to Maize n Brew this afternoon to give his thoughts on his Michigan offer and shed some light on where he is at in the recruiting process.

“I was very excited right off the bat. It’s just a humbling feeling knowing I can play big time with such a prestigious school and further my education as well," Quansah said.

The offer came from defensive coordinator DJ Durkin, who was impressed with Quansah both on the field and in the classroom.

"He seems like he liked what I’m doing as a football player and he likes my academics as well," he said.

Quansah is one of the nation's top linebacker prospects and his tape would suggest that he could play either on the outside or inside at linebacker. He says he was offered as an inside backer.

He does not have any concrete visit plans, but says he could possibly make the trip to Ann Arbor very soon.

"I may try to visit Michigan on Feb. 24, but I’m not sure on that date. I’ll see if my coach can pick me up," he said.

"The second week of my spring break I might be checking out Duke, Maryland and UNC. My teammate has a baseball tournament in Florida so I’ll be driving along with them.”

Quansah already has a pretty good idea for what he is looking for in a program, as well.

“I won't really finalize everything until I’ve taken visits to see what separates other schools before I really start listing where they stand," he said.

“The first thing is education-wise, what’s going to benefit me and my family for life after football. But also I’m interested in seeing what school I can fit in with for the next four years, playing football or not.”

Quansah does not have a concrete timeline set for when he would like to make a decision, but says he will choose when the time is right and he feels ready.
He is a four-star prospect and the 8th ranked inside linebacker in the class, per the 247 Composite.