Fort Wayne (Ind.) Wayne 2016 defensive end Auston Robertson went into Sunday's BBQ at the Big House without an offer from Michigan, but he had one by the time he left.
"As soon as we got there Coach (Brady) Hoke came to talk to me," Robertson said. "He said, 'you know you've got the offer, right?' I wasn't expecting an offer."
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Robertson had worked out for Michigan earlier this summer at their camp, and the Wolverines are still looking at him for either side of the football.
"I'm sure they like me at tight end too," Robertson said. "I am going to play tight end and defensive end for my school, so they want to try me at tight end too."
Robertson's visit to Michigan on Sunday differed from his previous camp visit to Ann Arbor. The laid-back atmosphere of the BBQ appealed to the Indiana native, and gave him a chance to get to know more of the coaches and other recruits.
"I loved it," Robertson said. "I liked the coaching staff a lot and the food was great. I had ribs and mashed potatoes.
"The thing that really got me was the head coach is really down-to-earth and cool. Me and him made a bond and he seems like a real cool person I can get along with.
"(2016 quarterback commit) Messiah (DeWeaver), I met him and he is real cool. Me and him got along pretty well."
Sunday's visit elevated Robertson's perception of Michigan, even though he came into this recruitment a fan of their arch rival.
"Growing up I was all Ohio State, Ohio State, Ohio State," Robertson said. "Now that I have all these opportunities at other colleges, I am not focused on them like that anymore. I am still going to keep my options open. Michigan, from what I have seen, I like them a lot."
Robertson actually attended Ohio State's Friday Night Lights Camp two days before his Michigan visit.
"I enjoyed it at that camp," Robertson said. "That was the best competition I ever went against and I love competition. Overall, there were a lot of good players there."
Ohio State has not yet offered Robertson, but he held offers from Indiana, Notre Dame, Akron and Toledo prior to adding the Michigan offer on Sunday.