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Michigan Focusing on Wisconsin Punter

ANN ARBOR, MI - OCTOBER 25:  Head Coach Rich Rodriguez of the Michigan Wolverines watches from the sidelines during the game against the Michigan State Spartans on October 25, 2008 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 35-21. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The WolverineCorrespondent IAugust 5, 2009

Will Hagerup is considered the No. 3 punter nationally, and has recently had the opportunity to meet with Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez in Ann Arbor.

“Michigan is definitely one of the schools I am looking really hard at,” Hagerup said. “(Rodriguez) said that with the combination of academics and what the football team is going to accomplish in the next few years, it’s going to be a good place for me.”

Hagerup recalls Rodriguez told him, “You’re the one we want,” telling him to be ready to see the field in his freshman year.

Hagerup's coach had great things to say about him.

“Will has as much potential as anyone in the country,” Sailer said. “A big, tall, physical punter that has all the tools, (he) should be a great college punter.”

Filling the shoes of Zoltan Mesko will be no easy task, but Hagerup appears to have all the skills necessary to do so, and perhaps even exceed Mesko's talents in college.

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