Parrker Westphal has the potential to be a 5-star cornerback whenever recruiting services get around to ranking all the best prospects from around the high school landscape.
Maybe I'm being too optimistic, but I struggle to see any reason why Westphal won't be joining the emerging Wolverines next year.
Really exciting is the fact that Westphal attended the football BBQ; his second visit with the team.
Clint Brewster of 247 sports said that Westphal will measure all future visits against the great experience he had in visiting Michigan.
Steve Wiltfong of 247 sports reports Westphal said, "It hasn't changed. They're still the standard."
Excellent news considering Westphal has already visited some major programs like Michigan State, Notre Dame, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Ohio State and Northwestern.
In fact, Westphal visited Michigan State on Saturday.
The good news for Michigan fans is that he wasn't quite as excitable when discussing their rivals.
He enjoyed the visit, telling Steve Wiltfong, "For the first day it was good."
Like all young players, he would have loved the chance to visit a great team, but it is clear that Michigan lead the charge thus far.
Parrker's family also seems to admire Michigan, with his dad telling Sam Webb of the Detroit News of the visit, "But once you experience it that first time, it's not quite the same as the other ones."
Another great advantage of the Wolverines is the maize and blue presence that has been a constant in Westphal's life these past few years.
His position coach at Bollingbrook is former Michigan player Todd Howard.
Howard told Webb of Westphal's abilities, "...with Parrker's size, he has extreme athletic ability."
And with a 6'1", 180 pound frame and 4.4 forty time, who can disagree?
Westphal fits the mold of the bigger, more physical cornerbacks that Michigan is targeting at this time, and the interest in one another is mutual.
I have read multiple scouting reports on the cornerback, and they all proclaim him to have the prefect blend of smooth coverage skills and physicality.
Howard admits he wants to send a player he has coached to Michigan, and I'm pretty sure his biased but hopeful comments will come true in Westphal's case.
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