September 11, 2011

Standifer Blown Away by Michigan

Though Crete-Monee (Ill.) defensive back Anthony Standifer committed to Michigan over the summer, he had never seen a Wolverine football game in person until Saturday's showdown under the lights against Notre Dame. Though he had big expectations for The Big House, it was even better than he expected.

The fans were louder than Standifer had expected. Another surprise? They directed some of their cheers at the recruits. That was a positive in Standifer's mind.

Of course, though the atmosphere was a huge part of Standifer's visit experience, it wasn't the only reason he was in attendance. There was also the small matter of an instant classic on the field, with Michigan coming back to knock off Notre Dame 35-31.

Despite the win - and the exciting way it unfolded - it wasn't a perfect performance by the Wolverines. There were struggles on both sides of the ball, including one member of the Fighting Irish who had a big day.

Michael Floyd finished with 12 catches for 159 yards for Notre Dame. Standifer looks at that performance as an opportunity to step in next year and improve the Michigan secondary, especially with senior Troy Woolfolk playing his last year in Ann Arbor.

Standifer is excited to spend more time in Ann Arbor. He plans to attend two more Michigan games this season. He'll take an unofficial visit for the homecoming contest against Minnesota, and would like to schedule his official visit for The Game against Ohio State. His junior teammate, wide receiver LaQuon Treadwell, may come along for one of those visits.

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