ESPNU 150 offensive lineman Zach Banner Zach Banner
View Full Profile (Lakewood Wash./Lakes) took his first official visit of the year this past weekend to Michigan and the Wolverines made a big impression on the talented athlete.
Even with their rich history and tradition, the Wolverines always seemed like a dark horse in the race for Banner. After his weekend visit to Ann Arbor, that no longer appears to be the case.
"Man, I was blown away," Banner said. "For me, the biggest highlight was just being in the Big House. I felt like a fan, not a recruit when I was watching the game. I was so into it because of the crowd around me. They were the most loyal fans I've ever seen and the game atmosphere there was like nothing I've ever seen.