Rivals250 wide receiver Toney Clemons confirmed his commitment to Michigan today. The New Kensington (Pa.) Valley prospect is glad to have the decision behind him and now can look forward to making his way up to Ann Arbor.
"I'm feeling great about my decision and now I'm focused on my season and getting ready for the game tonight, we're about to get it on," he stated. "I told coach Lloyd Carr, coach Loeffler and the rest of the staff at Michigan about my commitment a couple weeks back.
"They were very excited about it. I was talking to coach Carr and he was talking about how important I was for the team and asked me about my official visit. I told him I liked it so much and I'm ready to come here. He responded by asking me, you're coming here? I told him I was and he was so excited about it. He couldn't believe it and congratulated me."
A few things sold the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder on the Wolverines.
"As far as athletics, it mostly came down to the system," he said. "You can see they are one of the best programs in the country every year. On top of that, I couldn't pass up the education. That is also one of the best in the country and I know once I get into their system they'll get me out and graduate me. I want to major in communications and minor in business.
"The coaches did discuss playing time with me. I talked to the wide receiver's coach and he showed me where I fit in the depth chart. He said they need a freshman to come in and play wide receiver right away and most of the other guys that committed can play other positions, so that means I'll get a chance immediately and if I don't win the spot then I'll learn the system and progress."
Clemons is happy to have the decision behind him.
"I can't wait to get up to Michigan and play," he said. "I have to focus on my grades now to make sure I don't slack. I also want to make sure I have a good track season and finish up strong.
"I just want to thank everybody that supported me through this process. I appreciate it and I want to tell the Michigan fans good luck this year. I'll be watching and up to Ann Arbor quite a bit. Go Big Blue!"