Bloomington, Ill., tight end Tim McAvoy had scholarship offers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Arkansas, and Northern Illinois before verbally committing to Lloyd Carr and the Wolverines near the end of July. McAvoy talks about his selection of the Maize and Blue and what lies ahead.
"There were a bunch of reasons I chose Michigan," McAvoy said. "The academics are good. The architecture program is good. Michigan football is Michigan football. And the people are great."
"They (the Michigan coaches) want me to be a tackle or center. Ultimately, that's what it will be. I'm already 6-foot-6 and 270 pounds, and I'm still growing."
Who was McAvoy's second choice?
"Second was between a bunch of schools," McAvoy said. "But I really wanted to go to Michigan from the start. But I guess probably someone like Notre Dame or Wisconsin was second. Wisconsin offered, but Notre Dame didn't."
Will McAvoy redshirt his first year in Ann Arbor?
"We haven't really talked about that," McAvoy said. "But I think I'll probably end up doing that. The move from tight end to the offensive line in college is a pretty big change."
McAvoy was an all-conference and all-area selection at tight end his junior season. McAvoy is the Rivals.com number 19 overall prospect in the state of Illinois.
"I'll probably go to the Michigan at Illinois game," McAvoy said. "And I'll try to go to some games at Michigan."