Michigan offers 2014 hoops prospect


Jae'Sean Tate (Pickerington, Ohio/Pickerington Central) couldn't stop smiling. So much so, he said Michigan coach John Beilein asked him why.

The answer was simple. Michigan had just offered the No. 46 player in the 2014 ESPN Super 60 a scholarship.

"I came up here on my visit and had a really good time," Tate said. "Coach [John] Beilein had a meeting with me and my parents and coaches and Caris [LeVert] was there and he offered me a scholarship."

Tate is high school teammates with Michigan 2013 football commit Taco Charlton and played on the same high school basketball team as one of the Wolverines' incoming freshman this season,Caris LeVert.

The 6-foot-5 Tate has offers from Ohio State, Purdue, Dayton and Xavier. He said, though, that Michigan and Ohio State stand above the rest for now.

"They are definitely in the top two," Tate said. "Ohio State and Michigan."

He said he had no timeline of making a decision, but Michigan was his last visit of the summer because he starts his junior year next week.