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2013 lineman takes in the Big House

10/29/2011

Michigan's homecoming game didn't have the longest list of visiting recruits , but there was plenty of quality prospects on hand. One of the visitors who was in the Big House for the first time was 2013 offensive lineman Sean Welsh (Springboro, Ohio/Springboro).

Welsh took the visit with his father and brother, and they all came away very impressed with what Michigan had to offer.

"I really loved the stadium and the game atmosphere," he said. "Half of my family are Ohio State fans, and there are some Michigan fans, too, but I know my dad and brother had a really good time."

All three had a great time, but Welsh said there was one aspect of the visit that stuck out to him the most.

"The amount of fans and the noise they made in the stadium was great," he said. "That was the most noise I've ever heard at a football game, so the atmosphere was what really impressed me."

The 6-foot-3, 275-pound lineman got a chance to talk with the Michigan coaches, as usual, before the game. It's typically small talk, but often times gives the prospects a face to a name with the coaches.

"We ran into (offensive line coach) Coach (Darrell) Funk and got to talk to him and meet him," he said. "I met (linebackers) Coach (Mark) Smith earlier in the year, but we got to talk to him again, too.

"They asked me to send up my game film and highlight tape so they could get a look at me. They also asked where I was at weight wise."

Welsh's season is now over so he plans on making other trips, including Northwestern, Ohio State, Bowling Green and potentially Duke.