September 27, 2011

Bivin hoping for a Michigan offer

Owensboro (Ky.) Apollo offensive lineman Hunter Bivin made a trip to the Big House for the Wovlerines' 28-7 victory over San Diego State. Though it was just his first time in Ann Arbor, it piqued his interest in the Wolverines. It may not be his last trip to Michigan.

The story of how Bivin initially became interested in Michigan is an interesting one. A class of 2012 Wolverine commit was the catalyst.

A fellow Western Kentucky native, Bivin has faced Clark on the gridiron, and the two struck up a friendship. Though Bivin was unable to join Clark at Michigan's summer camp in 2011, his interest in the Wolverines increased when Clark committed. That doesn't mean that Michigan is the only big-time program showing interest in Bivin.

That interest hasn't translated into a load of offers yet - the in-state Kentucky Wildcats are the only school to offer Bivin so far - but he suspects that will change soon. Bivin was one of the top performers at Notre Dame's summer camp, and coaches from several schools have told him that they may offer once he send out his junior highlight tape. That list includes Michigan.

Standing 6-7, 288, Bivin is a tough blocker to handle at the high school level. His own description of his playing style sounds like it's right out of Brady Hoke's wishlist.

If the Michigan coaching staff agrees with that assessment when they see Bivin's film, it seems likely that he will receive an offer from the Wolverines this week. However, don't expect Bivin to make an early commitment to anyone.

He expects to make a decision during his senior year or on Signing Day 2013.

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