The Michigan Wolverines Football program had their annual BBQ at The Big House on Saturday, and top recruiting targets and commits took part in the activities.
One of those targets was Regis Jesuit QB (Aurora, Colorado) Nicco Marchiol, who really enjoyed his experience in Ann Arbor. Maize n Brew caught up with Marchiol about his day in AA.
“So fun. I really love it there,” Marchiol said. “It was fun because I got to be with some really good dudes as well as play a little ‘Peru ball’ (his team won). The atmosphere was just really relaxed.”
Marchiol was able to catch up with quarterbacks coach Ben McDaniels, who has been an integral part in Marchiol’s recruitment, and offensive coordinator Josh Gattis as well.
“I talked to McDaniels about my team back in Colorado and how we are going to be this year,” Marchiol said. “I also got to speak with coach Gattis a little bit. We just talked about the culture of Michigan and how excellence is always asked of the players.”
According to Marchiol, Gattis is “an amazing person who really cares about his job and cares about the players. But more importantly he seemed to really care about the recruits.”
Marchiol told us in June that Michigan was the frontrunner in his recruitment, and when asked if that is still the case now Marchiol said “Even more so. Because I feel like the whole coaching staff genuinely cares about me and really would like me at their school. As well as the experiences I will get to have. Such as the trip out of the country that the football team takes.”
While Michigan may be the front-runner and has the edge over other programs, Marchiol still has goals in front of him as a high school quarterback, and he’s focused on the 2019 season.
“I’m really proud of my dudes and what we’ve accomplished this summer. Everyone got better and they all seem super excited for this season,” Marchiol said. “We have some stand out players on both sides of the ball that have the chance to make huge plays. As far as my goals, I just want to focus on winning a state championship, along with being a leader and a person around my school that people can always talk to.”
The 6-foot-2 quarterback told us in June that he is comfortable in the shotgun, under center, can extend plays when necessary and make tough throws when needed. Skills he’ll look to expound upon this season.