Swenson pledged to Michigan
Downers Grove (Ill.) South 2016 offensive tackle recruit Erik Swenson 6-foot-7, 290 pounds) gave Michigan his verbal commitment. Swenson's father Swen talks about his son's decision here.
"He called up the coaches at Michigan and gave them his verbal commitment," said Swen Swenson, Erik's father. "It's his dream school and I honestly couldn't see him going to any other school. He wasn't going to travel all over the country when he had already found the school he wanted to attend."
The elder Swenson knew from early on the Wolverines were the team to beat for his son.
"Erik is just a pretty simple kind of kid. He's not into traveling across the country and doesn't want to take official visits and waste people's time and money. He has wanted to go to Michigan since he was a little kid. He truly had no desire to go anywhere else. He loves the school, the tradition and everything that is Michigan. He will get a great education and will get a chance to play at a high level. My wife and I just could not see him at any other school. Michigan has great people in and around the program. Erik was ready to commit at the Notre Dame game but I wanted him to slow down just a bit and really think it through. He said to me this weekend "I'm done" and I believed him."
Swenson considered several factors in his decision.
"We talked about the entire deal with coaches coming and going at any school that he decided to attend. He has all the faith in the world in the staff at Michigan but also understands the process. It's a case where he can still be happy at Michigan no matter who is coaching. Erik wants to get into the sports management program and knows that he will get a great education and be at a school where he wants to be. It really all just lined up for I'm on and of the field so he decided to make a verbal commitment."
Erik Swenson is verbally committed to Michigan.
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