Former Florida commit Tyrique Stevenson talks ties to McElwain, visiting Michigan


South Dade (Homestead, Fla.) CB Tyrique Stevenson is one of the top athletes in the nation, and his most recent offer comes from Michigan. He also holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Georgia, Oklahoma, Auburn, and more.

Stevenson, a 4-star recruit by the 247Sports Composite, was once committed to play for Florida, under former Head Coach Jim McElwain, for eight months.

?I?m very familiar with Coach McElwain,? Stevenson, ranked No. 89 overall in the country, told The Wolverine Lounge.

McElwain is now a part of the Michigan staff, and that relationship could play an important role in his recruitment.

While Stevenson has the ability to play both cornerback and wide receiver in college, and says he?ll play ?whatever the team needs,? ?most schools are recruiting him to play cornerback.

That appears to be the case with Michigan as well, as he says cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich was the one to call and extend the offer.

Stevenson also mentioned that he?s aware of the high standard in both academics and football at Michigan, and added that he would like to visit, possibly in the spring or summer.

At the center of NCAA recruiting nowadays is the new visit rule, which allows recruits to take official visits in the spring, rather than the fall; This will be key for Stevenson. While many coaches don?t seem to like it, for recruits, it?s a different story.

?Yes I will,? Stevenson said, when asked if he?ll take official visits in the spring. ?It takes a lot of stress (away) about not taking them during the season?.

Stevenson added that his commitment should not be expected anytime soon, and that it?ll be later in the process.

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