Former West Virginia PWO Commit Jordan Castleberry Talks New Michigan Offer, Impending Decision

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Former West Virginia PWO Commit Jordan Castleberry Talks New Michigan Offer, Impending Decision

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Former West Virginia PWO Commit Jordan Castleberry Talks New Michigan Offer, Impending Decision

On Dec. 11, Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward 2019 running back Jordan Castleberry decommitted from West Virginia.

He was a preferred walk-on, and Castleberry’s decommitment came just days after picking up a walk-on offer from Michigan.

The 5-foot-8, 193-pound running back said playing for the Wolverines has always been his dream.

“I’ve always been interested, considering it’s my dream school,” Castleberry said. “I have some decisions to make, but coach (Jay) Harbaugh and (Ben) McDaniels informed me that I have a spot on the team.

“Michigan is Michigan. It’s a great opportunity. I have a lot to think about.”

Castleberry said he will visit Michigan on Dec. 14-15, spending the weekend with the team. He plans to sign on National Signing Day, Feb. 6, 2019.

The running back has scholarship offers from Georgetown, Mercyhurst College, Morehead State and Morgan State. His two preferred walk-on offers are from West Virginia and Michigan.

One major factor in Castleberry’s recruitment is John Kolesar, who played wide receiver at Michigan from 1985-88. His son, Caden Kolesar, recently committed to Michigan as a grayshirt – meaning his scholarship will count in the 2020 class.

“What stands out about Michigan is simply the fact that it’s a special place,” Castleberry said. “I have had the chance to visit multiple times. It’s pretty great.”

During one of Castleberry’s recent visits to Michigan, he had the chance to talk with senior running back Karan Higdon.

“I look up to him,” Castleberry said of Higdon. “He was just telling me how great of a place it was. I got to work one-on-one with a couple other athletes.”

Michigan running backs coach Jay Harbaugh hopes to coach Castleberry for years to come.

“Coach Jay says he loves coaching me and told me to keep doing my thing,” he said.

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