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Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Mike McCray: TweetChat

By Tom VanHaaren

WolverineNation gave our twitter followers the opportunity to ask Michigan linebacker commit Mike McCray questions about his recruitment. The questions were tweeted @WolverineNation with the hashtag #AskMike, and the top questions were selected for McCray to answer.

Here are your questions and McCray's answers:

Mike McCray
Mike McCray is eager to begin his college career at Michigan.
Q: @BHugh215: What number do you want to, or plan to, wear at Michigan?

McCray: I want to wear No. 9, but if I don't get that it really doesn't matter.

Q: @Kevhurst89: How much did your parents influence have on your decision to attend Michigan?

McCray: They had a lot of influence on the whole process. I talked to them most of the time about what I wanted to do. They were supportive and right behind me when I chose Michigan. They know it can give me a great education and good football experience.

Q: @TassiliB: Michigan is pretty deep at linebacker. Do you see yourself playing right away, or redshirting?

McCray: I haven't really thought about it. I'm going to compete and if the coaches see I should play, then I'll play. If they think they should redshirt me then that's what will happen.

Q: @Logan_Hukill: Did you get a lot of hate from Ohio State fans after committing to Michigan?

McCray: Kind of. A lot of it was on twitter and Facebook. People from where I live weren't really giving me problems, just congratulations but still joking around. Someone would say, "You know your dad went to Ohio State?" But it wasn't anything too bad.

Q: @AndrewWink - Did you ever consider Ohio State after they offered late?

McCray: I did a little bit, because growing up that was where I knew. That was the only school I knew about, it was kind of hard after they offered me. I knew Michigan was the place for me, though, and I didn't really care about the offer. On a scale from one to 10 it was probably a two or three. I didn't find the connection, I didn't have a connection to the coaches at Ohio State that I had at Michigan.

Q: @Markakellogg: In your recruiting process what convinced you that Michigan was the school you wanted to attend?

McCray: Michigan had everything I wanted, everything I was looking for. Some schools didn't have everything, and Michigan has the academics, the family oriented program, tradition, winning. A lot of things, and it wasn't too far from home. It was the best place for me.

Q: @Kevhurst89 - How did the facilities at Michigan compare to other schools recruiting you?

McCray: Probably the best facilities I've seen were Tennessee, Michigan was the second best. I really like everything at Michigan, it's all right next to each other. Tennessee was building a new weight room, they were adding on to the indoor facility so it was nice.

Q: @andrewwink: Have you been able to get your dad to wear Michigan gear yet?
McCray: He wears a Michigan hat almost every day. He has a couple shirts, too. It will be fun to mess with him.