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2020 WR Mike Wyman talks Michigan offer, importance of academics in college decision

Academics will be a key factor in Wyman’s recruitment.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Penn State Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

The main factor in the college decision of 2020 wide receiver Mike Wyman is something that you wouldn’t normally hear from a future collegiate athlete.

A winning culture? Nope. The best chance of reaching the NFL? Not quite. Home feel? Nah.

Wyman’s main factor? Academics.

And the Greensboro, North Carolina native recently received a football scholarship from one of the best public institutions in the country — the University of Michigan.

“My main interest is academics,” Wyman told Maize n Brew. “I will learn and compare my academic options of all programs. (Academics) will determine my direction of play.”

Wyman’s position coach informed him of his Michigan offer, and they had a “great conversation about academics, skill and drill as a wide out.”

He does not yet have a direct relationship with any Michigan coaches, but he is interested in the opportunity to play for the Wolverines and plans on visiting Ann Arbor with his position coach in the future.

Wyman is listed at 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds. The 4-star is the 37th ranked wide receiver and 178th overall player in the 2020 class, according to 247Sports. He does not have a composite score yet.

He holds other offers from programs like Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia, Rutgers, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Purdue, Maryland, Kentucky and more.

Although interest is building for Wyman, he remains level-headed during his recruitment process and does not have any schools that stand out as of now.

“I appreciate all offers and interest. (I’m) grateful for the opportunity to play at the next level and beyond,” he said.

So since academics are so important, what exactly is Wyman looking to study in college?

“Not sure exactly. Math and science are my favorite subjects,” he said.

Sounds like he and future doctor Donovan Peoples-Jones would be great friends.