K.J. Costello had planned to visit Michigan this offseason and now that the Wolverines have offered the 2016 quarterback is looking even more to his Ann Arbor trip.
Michigan is one of the latest offers for the Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic standout who performed really well again this past weekend at the Air Strike Elite Passing League Tournament. He was also the RCS Northern California quarterback MVP.
"It's a big one," Costello said of the Michigan offer." To me it kind of compares to the Florida State deal. It's one where I had a lot of interest in beforehand and like I said it's something I'm really looking for in a school.
"The top three or four things I'm looking for, Michigan basically has all of them - academically, offensively what they're running, style of offense and then on top of that I really like coach (Doug) Nussmeier. To get up there and see the rest of the staff, I'm going to camp there anyhow, and now that they offered me it's even better. There's no doubt it means a lot to me."
Costello, who's also been offered by Boise State, Cal, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, and Virginia, said he's been watching Michigan closely for a while.
Even before the Wolverines offered, he talked highly of the program and of Nussmeier and Michigan is definitely under serious consideration even before Costello visits later this month.
"I've been watching Michigan for a while and the thing that's always caught my eye is the stadium, The Big House," Costello said. "My cousin actually played at San Diego State and he was telling me about a game they played there a couple years ago and there were 105,000 so it was insane."
Visits to Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Florida State are expected in the coming weeks as Costello's Body By Tra team travels to the IMG tournament in Florida. It will be an important time for the 2016 quarterback.
"Right now it's early and I have a lot of interest from afar," Costello said. "To actually go to these places and see the campuses it's going to mean a lot to me."