Michigan receives a commitment from four-star DL Enow Etta
Michigan still hot on the recruiting track Wednesday afternoon with commitment from Colleyville (Texas) ending Covenant Christian’s four-star defense Enow Etta when the Wolverines made their fifth pledge in July.
For Etta, choosing Michigan was a choice made in the final hours of his decision process last week because an enemy in the state posed a bigger threat than some thought. , but it is Jim HarbaughTheir lineup was able to prevail in the end.
“It was a really tough choice,” Etta said. “The real choice is the state of Michigan Until a few days ago, when the coaches called me and put me in touch with all the other rookies. No wisdom from what they told me. They invited me to sit down with the engineering professor, it was truly the best of both worlds in terms of football and education. “
His selection is really based on the relationships Etta has built with coaches, players and former players who have gone through the Michigan program.
“A lot of schools show fake hospitality, but the two that are the most real are Michigan and Michigan State,” he said. “Relationships are important, I’ve seen the bull’s past. I guess I’m lucky because a lot of people enjoy talking to me so I’ve talked to past players and all They all said the same thing. Lots of schools they went to show fake love but Michigan kept it real when they first started hiring them until they graduated. That stood out to me. “
The coaching staff assigned Etta to a role similar to what Aidan Hutchinson could have excelled last season, and that’s something that stands out among his other contenders.
“From what we were told, we had a very long talk about it,” he said. “Some schools wanted me to play handball but Michigan said they didn’t see me play any batting, they wanted me to do what Aidan Hutchinson did. A bigger advantage could be over the plunge and run down. , Advantage. That’s what I did in high school and what I’ve been doing for the past four years. If they can develop me like (Hutchinson), I really don’t see any other school as that. an option. “
The educational element combined with the development of football made Michigan a good fit, but ultimately the campus and Ann Arbor made the Wolverines the choice.
“The campus is great, the city around is great,” says Etta. “The class we had, they’ve been my brothers and I’m talking to those people every day. There’s really no place like Ann Arbor.”
For the latter, it’s back to the drawing board for Etta, who will play his senior season as if he were one of the other players before signing up at Michigan next year.
“Now it’s just going back to basics as if I didn’t have any offers,” Etta said. “The recruitment is over so now is the time for the grind and the season ahead.”
At 6-foot-5, weighing 260 pounds, Etta is the 239th-ranked player in the country in 2023, according to Rivals. He’s the 18th-ranked shoreline defender in the nation and the 42nd-ranked player from Texas.