Michigan Stadium is not a place Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) class of 2013 cornerback Cameron Burrows expected to spend much time this fall, but he accepted an invitation late last week to see Saturday's Michigan-Notre Dame night game in Ann Arbor, and was glad he made the trip.
"It was just a great experience, and a great atmosphere to be in," Burrows said. "There were a lot of people there all hyped, especially when they were making their comeback. I was excited because the person who caught the game-winning touchdown went to my school."
There were actually three former Trotwood-Madison players who lined up on offense for the Wolverines Saturday night. Wide receiver Roy Roundtree caught the game-winning touchdown with two seconds on the clock, but tight end Brandon Moore and running back Michael Shaw also factored into the game for Michigan.
Burrows stayed in Ann Arbor following the game and had a chance to spend time with Roundtree and glean insight about playing for the Wolverines.
"I talked to him afterwards and we went to where he lives at," Burrows said. "Basically, they told me Michigan is going to take care of you and they have a lot of people there who you can pick their brains, like Desmond Howard and Charles Woodson."
The 6-1, 195-pound Burrows holds offers from nine schools. Michigan has not yet offered, but Burrows did speak with assistant coaches Mark Smith, Curt Mallory and Jeff Hecklinski before and after the game. There has been contact between the two parties previously, but Burrows interest in the Wolverines was limited before Saturday's game.
"I've been looking at them, but I never really thought about going to a game until my coach asked me," Burrows said. "Me growing up an Ohio State fan I don't really cheer for Michigan, but I went and I really liked it. Seeing some of our alumni there, that changed my mind a little bit. Then, they are in need of defensive backs."
Ohio State has been the leader since the beginning of Burrows' recruitment, and he confirmed Sunday the Buckeye's still maintain the spot at the top of his list. Next on Burrows' schedule is a trip to South Bend to see Notre Dame play host to Michigan State this coming weekend.