The Michigan football program has their sights set on landing 2022 quarterback Nicco Marchiol.
The Regis Jesuit QB (Aurora, Colorado) attended a Michigan camp in Ann Arbor this week, and did enough to net an offer from head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Extremely blessed and humbled to receive an offer from THE University of Michigan! Huge thanks to @Coach_BenMcD and @CoachJim4UM for this amazing opportunity! @elev8academy @EliteSpeedSp #GoBlue 〽️ pic.twitter.com/LfWbSuYgA1— Nicco Marchiol (@MarchiolNicco) June 8, 2019
Maize n Brew caught up with Marchiol about the offer and what he thinks of Michigan.
“He (Harbaugh) said he had really liked what he saw during camp and that they’ve had their eyes on me for a long time. Me and coach (Ben) McDaniels have started to develop a good relationship, because he was the first coach to ever give me any recognition.”
Marchiol’s relationship with quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels will be one to keep an eye on, and it’s a relationship that could lead to Marchiol committing to Michigan.
“I feel like he really cares about me as a player, but more so as a person. I feel as I can pretty much talk to Coach McDaniels about close to anything,” Marchiol said. “Coach McDaniels likes to have fun and talk real life. Meaning, he’ll ask about your family, high school team, and the weather back home.”
When asked if McDaniels’ relationship with him gives Michigan an edge and if they’re the front-runner right now, Marchiol said “yes”.
Marchiol’s familiarity doesn’t end there at Michigan, his family has known quarterback Shea Patterson and Patterson’s family for the better part of a decade.
“Our families have known each other for close to ten years now and just have continued to stay in touch,” Marchiol said. “When I went to throw with Shea he was nothing but perfect to me. We just got loose and I got my mind ready for the camp soon after. He critiqued my mechanics here and there, and also told me how much of an amazing place Michigan is, as far as the fans, coaches, facilities, and other players.”
Giving a scouting report about himself Marchiol stated “I’m a guy that is as comfortable under center as I am in the shotgun in a running or passing offense. I feel like I have the ability to extend plays when necessary, and make the tough throws when needed.”
Marchiol believes he would fit well in Michigan’s speed in space offensive scheme, “I really do,” Marchiol said. “I am looking forward to seeing what Coach Gattis will do for Michigan’s offense.”
During his trip to Michigan, Marchiol also was able to soak in the environment of Ann Arbor, and Marchiol liked the town itself. “The area around the campus was incredibly nice. I loved how everyone living in Ann Arbor are football people and only support their team,” Marchiol said.
Marchiol currently has offers from Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, Georgia, and Michigan.