July 30, 2006
Barksdale takes a trip to Ann Arbor
Five-star defensive tackle Joseph Barksdale of Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech has made multiple visits to Michigan's campus over the last year, but maybe none was more important than his stop in Ann Arbor this past weekend.
The 6-6, 320-pound defensive lineman and his family had some questions for the Michigan staff and those were answered on the trip.
After a stop at Michigan during their summer camp in June, Barksdale had started to make his focus more on out of state teams and it appeared the Wolverines were falling down his list. Michigan coaches invited him to their Academic Day on Saturday, and the five-star prospect made a late decision to attend.
The only teams Barksdale knows for sure right now will be in his top five are Michigan and Texas. Teams like Ohio State, USC, Miami, Notre Dame, Michigan State, LSU, Tennessee, Florida State, Oregon and Penn State also have a shot at the top group.
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