Safety Marell Evans out of Richmond (Va.) Varina picked up a major offer in recent weeks from Michigan which has resulted in a lot more attention from other teams for the defensive back prospect. While he waits for more offers, the 6-foot-2, 204-pounder is scheduling a visit to Ann Arbor.
"The Michigan offer officially came a couple weeks back," Varina coach Blanda Wolfe said. "I know he's scheduling an official visit there I believe the first week of December, possibly the 1st.
"After the offer came in, a lot of other schools have really started to look at Marell more. Clemson, Buffalo and Virginia Tech are checking him out. I know Clemson likes him a lot and Virginia Tech is going to come up and see him play next week. Virginia Tech likes to watch a player in person before offering so we'll see what they do."
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With an offer from the Wolverines in hand, there's little doubt that Evans is favoring Michigan.
"At this point that's his leader since they've offered, but they are one of his favorite teams anyway," he said. "Brandon (Minor) is up there and they are really tight, but I wouldn't say he's definitely going to Michigan. He still has to check out the school to see what's best for him. I do know he likes Clemson and Virginia Tech a lot too."
This season Wolfe has seen a big improvement in the two-star prospect.
"He really improved on his strength during the summer and is now so much stronger," he said. "He's still a long player that has a basketball-type frame. I think once he gets to college and eats a solid three meals a day he can still put on a lot of weight and be very good."
One other player that continues to get looks from Varina is two-star wide receiver Donte Boston.
"He's getting a lot of the same stuff from I-AA schools and the MAC," he said. "I know people are asking about him like Connecticut. The problem is he was out for four weeks due to an injury, but is back now.
"Since he's been back, he's played well and really grown up a lot this year. He runs beautiful patterns and is physically a lot tougher. I think his recruitment will depend a lot about what teams still have a need."