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Tebow talks Michigan

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Jacksonville (Fla.) Nease quarterback Tim Tebow took a visit north this weekend to check out the Michigan-Ohio State game in Ann Arbor. The 6-foot-3, 217-pounder has always listed Michigan, but many think the Wolverines have been a longshot for him from the start. How did the nation's No. 1 dual-threat quarterback like things?
"It was a good visit, it was a really good game," said Tebow. "It didn't turn out the way Michigan wanted it to, but it was good. I was hosted by pretty much everyone, I can't say I had one host. I got to meet Chad Henne but didn't get to talk to him that long. I also got to talk to Mike Hart but most of the players I spoke to were younger guys and how they were making the transition to college. They all liked it there a lot."
After official visits to Alabama and LSU and with Florida and Southern Cal coming up next, where does Michigan stack up?
"I'm not sure yet, I will talk to my family when we get back and think about it," he said. "It was a good visit and distance isn't a factor, but I'm not sure yet."
Tebow spoke to many of the coaches at Michigan on the visit and felt comfortable with them and didn't mind the weather at all.
"It was a little chilly, but nothing too bad," he said. "It wasn't too cold at all, that's not a factor. I have to look at some other things to see if Michigan is still in there."
Next up for Tebow is an official visit to Florida next weekend. Have the Florida coaches contacted him since Texas gunslinger Jevan Snead de-committed?
"For sure, they called me about it," he said. "They told me about the depth chart situation now and all that. Like I said before, it's not a big deal to me. I know I'll have to compete wherever I go."
Tebow got to catch a few games and highlights this weekend while at Michigan.
"I caught some of the USC game and Miami-Georgia Tech and saw highlights of the Alabama-Auburn game," he said. "I was a little surprised that Auburn beat them that way."
Does a rivalry game like Alabama-Auburn or Michigan-Ohio State affect his recruiting?
"Not really, as long as both teams play hard and you don't see something you didn't see before," he said. "If a team gets blown out then maybe you need to take another look."
This past weekend Tebow led his team to a come-from-behind win over New Smyrna Beach 24-17. In the game he rushed for two touchdowns including the game winner.
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