For 2021 TE Nick Elksnis, the Michigan Wolverines weren’t on his radar a couple weeks ago, but that has changed.
The 6-5 220-pound prospect out of Jacksonville, Florida (Episcopal) was offered by Michigan last week.
After a great conversation I am thankful to say I have received an offer from the University of Michigan!! To god be the glory! @ProImpactJax7v7 @ReturnOfJamez @Coach_SMoore @UMichFootball pic.twitter.com/4jEexzCAbC— Nick Elksnis (@NickElksnis) April 5, 2019
Maize n Brew spoke with Elksnis, who told us how far along he is in his recruiting process and what he knows about Michigan.
Elksnis was offered by tight ends coach Sherrone Moore, who according to Elksnis said “hopefully you’ll be paying more attention to our school now because you have an offer from the University of Michigan.”
Elksnis said that he didn’t know much about Michigan before they extended an offer to him, but now that an offer has been made Elksnis has been doing his homework about U-M and their scheme.
Michigan uses tight ends in the passing game more than most college programs, and that’s an aspect of the offense that intrigued Elksnis. “I’m interested in how the tight ends are used in the offense, so when I read it said that the tight ends are getting more and more opportunities in the passing game and that’s only going to go up, was really big,” Elksnis said.
Elksnis described himself as a pretty even mix because he’ll go in on the line and block and and bang heads, but also can be a force in the passing game.
As of now, no program is ahead in the race for Elksnis, but he does have visits this summer, including a Michigan camp. Elksnis will be visiting Florida, Texas, Clemson, Norte Dame, Michigan, and Penn State.