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Michigan official visit impresses Perez

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The No. 37 player in the country, Antwine Perez out of Camden (N.J.) Woodrow Wilson took his first official visit of the recruiting season to check out the Notre Dame-Michigan game this past weekend.
"I was hosted by Morgan Trent and he was really cool and down to earth," he said. "He showed me all about Michigan and kept it really open and straight up, there were no lies."
The 6-foot-1, 199-pounder with 4.53-second speed arrived in Ann Arbor Saturday.
"I saw everything there with Jonas Mouton and Darrin Walls," he said. "We walked around campus and saw the locker rooms and watched them warm up. I got to meet a lot of people and after the game we went back to the dorms with Morgan, Mike Hart and Kevin Grady to watch the Texas-Ohio State game and sat around joking and stuff.
"During the visit I also met a lot of the coaches and they were all pretty nice guys. I think coach English stood out because he's a real good coach and a good teacher. I know he's going to push you and I respect him as a person."
A big part of the trip was the opportunity for the four-star prospect to take in the game between Notre Dame and Michigan.
"It was a pretty good game and in my mind I knew Notre Dame was going to come to play and they came out strong," he said. "Michigan picked it up in the second half, but they couldn't put it in the endzone. I'm confident they'll get it back together though. The atmosphere there was really intense and I've never been around that before, I enjoyed it and it made the game really exciting."
Overall, Perez really enjoyed his visit to Michigan, but wouldn't outright name a leader still.
"I'd probably rate the visit an eight or nine," he said. "I don't want to say it was a 10 because then everyone will say I'm going there, but it's a really good school and you can't go wrong with it. I like Michigan's program, we'll see how my other visits go."
This week the No. 2 player in New Jersey is headed to Southern Cal.
"I don't even know what to expect from my visit there," he said. "I'm looking forward to it and I just want to see everything for myself. There's really nothing in particular I'm looking for, I want to see whatever they show me."
Perez confirmed that Oklahoma is out of the running for his services and he is down to Southern Cal, Michigan and LSU.
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