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SMSB interviews: 2016 Michigan FB/LB commit David Reese

MnB had the chance to catch up with the three-star fullback/linebacker at Sound Mind Sound Body.

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In the second of our Sound Mind Sound Body interview series, we talk to 2016 fullback/linebacker David Reese (Farmington, Mich.), who is one of the state's top prospects and is committed to Michigan.

Reese was joined by several Farmington teammates at the camp, held June 11-12 in Macomb, Mich. He enjoyed the camp, as well as opportunity to work with Michigan defensive coordinator and linebackers coach D.J. Durkin.

"It was a great chance to compete," Reese said Friday. "I had a chance to work with coach Durkin and a couple of the other coaches. It went very well."

During a visit to Michigan's spring game on April 4, Reese flipped to the Wolverines from Louisville. At the time, he became the fourth member of Michigan's 2016 recruiting class. He's been vouching for the Wolverines on the recruiting trail himself, and his list includes a big local name.

"Big Khalid Kareem (2016 Farmington Hills Harrison defensive end)," Reese said. "He’s at a camp right now, hopefully I’ll hit him up after that and see what he’s thinking."

Kareem is expected to announce his commitment June 24. He took unofficial visits to Michigan on May 30 and Alabama on Saturday, according to 247sports.

Another player Reese is attempting to flip to Michigan is his teammate, 2016 wide receiver Desmond Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is committed to Louisville, but many have speculated that he would follow Reese to the Wolverines.

"Yeah, (I'm still working to flip Desmond)," Reese said. "But you seen him today in all his Louisville stuff."

At Sound Mind Sound Body, Reese was able to work on some techniques with Durkin, his future college coach.

"I got a chance to work in space...and just continue moving, things like that," Reese said.

Reese said his relationship with the Michigan coaching staff is "great" and echoed his excited to attend the Wolverines' camp Tuesday. He was also able to listen to Michigan players who spoke at the camp as Sound Mind Sound Body alumni.

"It's great foreshadowing," Reese said. "I actually know a couple of those guys personally, so I really get to talk to them one-on-one to see where they're coming from."