Vladimir Emilien is a safety prospect from Lauderhill (Fla.) Plantation High School who has missed his entire senior season because of a torn ACL. That injury was sustained over the summer and Emilien was hoping to make it back in time for the playoffs. But that's not going to happen as he's still in the middle of his rehabilitation.
"I start heavy training tomorrow," Emilien said. "I will do cutting drills and stuff like that. I know I have to get ready for college and I have to be ready for January."
Emilien has now taken two official visits. He visited Wisconsin earlier this month and he just got back from Michigan a few hours ago.
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"I just came back from Michigan. It was nice. I mean it was a real good visit. I like the team and the players. They are like brothers that have each other's back. It all stands out. They are all young guys that along with each other. I also really liked the atmosphere."
So how would the trip to Ann Arbor stack with his previous visit to Madison?
"Everything is pretty equal between Michigan and Wisconsin. I liked the players and coaches at Wisconsin as well. They are all down to earth and I feel very comfortable there. I was up there for their loss to Penn State and they lost that game as a team. There was no finger pointing."
Emilien will visit Stanford (11-14) in a few weeks. That may be his last visit.
"I may also visit Ohio State when they play Michigan. I haven't decided yet."