Michigan coaches recently stopped by Detroit Community High School to watch Byron “Bo” Zeigler, a 6-foot-6, 190-pound small forward, workout. Zeigler put together a strong summer on the AAU circuit with the Michigan Hurricanes and has become a hot commodity of late with offers from Michigan State, Indiana and Iowa. The junior was at the Michigan College Practice in June and the Wolverines have kept a close eye on the youngster, and have turned up the recruiting intensity in recent weeks.
For those who haven’t seen you play, can you describe your game a little bit? I play all positions and I never stop moving on the floor.
Biggest strength? Attacking the basket and getting and-1’s.
What schools have been recruiting you so far? Michigan State, Indiana, I’ve been hearing from Michigan a lot lately. Iowa, Iowa State, Providence and Central Michigan.
Have you received any scholarship offers yet? Yeah, Michigan State, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Xavier, Providence, Detroit and Central Michigan.
Have you visited all those schools? No, I’ve only visited Michigan and Michigan State. I was up at Michigan for a camp over the summer. I walked around the campus a little bit and looked around to see what it was.
What’d you think? It was good, they have a lot of good facilities and the people are pretty nice around there. I’d like to one of the basketball games or football games to get the actual feel.
Is that going to happene some time? Yeah, I think I’ll be at the next football game (October 29th versus Purdue).
Have you been talking to the Michigan coaches? Yeah, I talk to the coaches on a regular basis. I have a good relationship with Coach Bacari (Alexander).
What’d you think of him and the rest of the coaching staff? He’s honest and I like honest people. They said they might have a scholarship opening up and they were honest with me, so I respect that.
Any one or two schools that stand out? No not really, it’s pretty much wide open still.
Any player that people compare you to? Yeah, Hakim Warrick (Syracuse/Phoenix Suns) and Kevin Durant. I don’t know where they see it at, but I guess it’s because I’m long and play all five positions.
Once you decide on a school, what’ll be the main criteria that goes into it? Tradition, and I like the fans to be behind the basketball team. Just to have a certain role for me to play when I come to play when I come here.
Any idea when you’ll make the decision? Probably next year.