The BBQ at the Big House gave Michigan coaches a chance to show how much they like certain players. But for 2014 quarterback target Coleman Key (Broken Arrow, Okla./Broken Arrow), it gave him a chance to show Michigan how much he likes them.
“I think this showed the coaches how much I really am considering Michigan,” Key said. “It’s far away from home but that doesn’t matter. They’re one of my top schools and I’m not afraid to go away from home.”
Key participated in the Wolverines’ summer camp and gave coaches a chance to see the firepower the 6-foot-4 pocket passer brings to the field. But the Wolverines have yet to offer the rising junior. In fact, the only school to jump on board so far is Arkansas State.
But the BBQ gave Key a chance to talk more with offensive coordinator Al Borges and Key’s recruiter, offensive line coach Darrell Funk, about the possibility of a Michigan offer in Key’s future.
“Basically what they said is they really like me, my family and what I have going for me, but they said, ‘Go out and play, go out this fall and do your thing,’ and that everything would take care of itself,” Key said. “I’m just waiting for the fall to come around.”
While Key is looking forward to his junior season at Broken Arrow, he knows he’ll have to balance his high school team and his college recruitment. He is hoping to release a top five after his junior season and be committed by the beginning of his senior year.
Key is a fan of the Wolverines, so with an offer they could be in his top five.
“They already had a lot going for them,” Key said. “But this kind of topped it off. There is no other school I’ve been to this summer that’s having a cookout for the guys they’re interested in just to show them around and hang out with them.”