One of Michigan’s favorite places to go in the recruiting world is the state of New Jersey.
The Wolverines have three commits in the 2020 class alone from New Jersey, and they are off to a good start getting kids from Jersey in the 2021 class interested in the program.
One of those 2021 Jersey boys showing early interest in Michigan is 4-star defensive lineman Aaron Armitage, a recent visitor for the annual BBQ at the Big House.
“The visit was great. Loved it. One of my favorite visits by far,” Armitage told Maize n Brew.
Armitage mentioned the BBQ at the Big House was the first time he really got to meet most of Michigan’s coaches, and one of the coaches he singled out is a newcomer on the coaching staff in Ann Arbor.
“We toured the facilities and spent most of my time with (defensive line) coach (Shaun) Nua, which was amazing,” Armitage said. “Went through a couple drills with him as well.
“Coach Nua is a great guy, and it was an amazing experience. I’d love to get to know all of (the coaches) more. (Michigan is) a school I’d highly consider.”
At this moment, Armitage says he “may” attend Texas A&M’s opener, but besides that he is “getting my body ready for my junior season.”
“Got nothing else to focus on besides giving my all for my teammates,” he said.
Armitage also said he doesn’t have a specific date planned to visit Michigan this fall, but it will more than likely be after his football season so he and his family and can all go together and tour the entire campus.
As a soon-to-be high school junior, Armitage is already 6-foot-4 and 242 pounds. The Blairstown native could be pretty versatile in college, either growing his frame to move inside or by continuing what he is doing and play on the edge.
Regardless of where he plays, he is already attracting heavy suitors, with offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, LSU, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Texas A&M, Pitt, West Virginia and more.
Check out highlights of Armitage’s sophomore season below.