Michael Ferns enjoys Big House BBQ 

July, 30, 2012
7/30/12
2:11
PM ET
Being on Michigan's campus for the BBQ at the Big House wasn't anything new for 2014 linebacker Michael Ferns (St. Clairsville, Ohio/St. Clairsville) as this was already his second time visiting Ann Arbor. This trip did give him a different feeling towards Michigan and its coaches, though.

[+] EnlargeMichael Ferns
Courtesy of Michael FernsMichael Ferns cuts a nice figure in maize and blue.
"It helped me out more with Michigan. I can say now that I have a stronger bond with the coaches," he said. "I haven't had this opportunity with [Penn State or Notre Dame] so I think this did a lot and made a big impression on me."

He wasn't the only one impressed with the visit, though, as it's always important for schools to make an impact on the parents. Ferns' mom and dad were also on the trip and both came away with high praise for the Wolverines.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider

Michigan Outlook: 2014
Brian Bennett discusses the outlook for the Michigan Wolverines' football program in 2014.Tags: Michigan Wolverines, Braxton MIller, Brian Bennett, Devin Gardner
VIDEO PLAYLIST video