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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
2014 QB Wilton Speight has Michigan's eye

By Dave Hooker

Class of 2014 quarterback Wilton Speight's first scholarship offer might be a big one.

Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges told Speight, a junior from Richmond (Va.) Collegiate, that receiver coach Jeff Hecklinski will be at Speight's Friday morning workout to evaluate him. Speight has interest from several schools but, surprisingly, hasn't picked up his first scholarship offer.

"They said they're going to take their time, but an offer is definitely possible," the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Speight said.

Speight has had a good relationship with the Wolverines. He recently visited the school.

"Obviously, the coaching staff," Speight said when asked what stood out about the Wolverines. "I definitely know that they're not going anywhere. When I was up there on my visit, they made it clear they were going to retire there."

Speight said he also was impressed by Michigan players, the atmosphere around the football program and the education. Speight plans to major in business management and minor in communications.

"I can't play forever," Speight said.

No matter. Michigan just needs him for four years.