Quintin Somerville, a four-star defensive end in the 2021 class, told Maize n Brew he plans to visit the University of Michigan before he announces his commitment on Saturday, June 20, which happens to be his mother’s birthday.
“I’ll definitely be getting out to Michigan before my decision,” he said. “I’m not sure if I’m gonna get out there on an unofficial or an (official visit) this spring/summer.”
Somerville visited Ann Arbor for the first time last April. His go-to guys in this recruitment are defensive line coach Shaun Nua and defensive coordinator Don Brown.
“I spent most of my time with coach Nua and coach Brown, and we toured the facilities and watched a little film on the positions I’d play in the defense,” Somerville said after his visit last year. “Ann Arbor has a culture unlike many other places, and this visit was amazing.”
Somerville’s relationship with Nua dates back to his days at Arizona State, so they have built quite the rapport. He doesn’t have a relationship like that with Brown, but he still thinks highly of the leader of Michigan’s defense.
“Coach Brown is a legend, and after sitting in both film and dinner you get to see both sides of him. I have gained a lot of respect for him obviously as a football coach but also a man outside of the game,” Somerville said.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder from Scottsdale, Arizona is the No. 5 strong-side defensive end, No. 1 player in his state and No. 74 overall player on 247Sports’ composite rankings. He holds offers from other schools like Ohio State, Auburn, Georgia, Florida State, Oklahoma, LSU and Washington.
The lone crystal ball prediction, which is almost a year old, is in favor of Oklahoma. Take that prediction with the slightest grain of salt, as Somerville has kept a pretty low profile. As of now, this recruitment is anyone’s for the taking, so we will see how this all plays out leading up to his commitment on June 20.
Check out his junior season highlight reel below.