Michigan Wolverines Football

Michigan Back in the Mix for DE Gabe King

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 05:  Head coach Rich Rodriguez enters the stadium with his team prior to playing the Western Michigan Broncos on September 5, 2009 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The WolverineCorrespondent ISeptember 17, 2009

The Detroit News reports that talented North Carolina DE Gabe King is interested in the Wolverines. The 6'5", 253-pound end runs a 40 in 4.6 seconds. King lists Cal at the top of his list, followed by Oregon and Alabama.

But after a recent conversation with coach Tony Gibson, King is thinking of taking an official visit to Ann Arbor.

"I get a lot of love (from Michigan) now," King said. "Interest has definitely picked up again. He never said anything about the absence that we've had. He just picked up where we left off.

"He asked if I still had interest in Michigan. I told him the truth—I still have interest. Then we talked about the possibility of me making an official visit. I believe we are going to plan something so I can get up there to see the program because I haven't been that far up north to see a school."

Why the sudden interest in Michigan again?

"It's because it's Michigan," King replied. "I really don't even know anything about the academics (laughing). I really don't. I'm not going to lie to you. It's Michigan football. That's big time, Big House football. You can't count them out."

Tennessee looks like it may receive the last official visit.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices