Michigan earned its second commitment of the 2016 class Thursday night when center Austin Davis pledged to the Wolverines.
Davis, a 6-foot-10 big man from Onsted, Michigan, received his offer from the program Thursday afternoon on his way home from school. He called John Beilein back within the hour to accept.
“I waited for my parents to come home, and together, we called coach and talked to him,” Davis told UM Hoops.com in a phone call.
But the center explained it wasn’t a rushed decision. Throughout his childhood, Davis and his family frequently made the hour-long drive to Ann Arbor for Michigan football and basketball games, and he has been a fan of the maize and blue for years.
“I’m a Michigan kid through and through,” he said. “I don’t think there could be a better fit.”
Davis said receiving an offer from the Wolverines has been a lifelong dream.
“It definitely wasn’t a decision that was made in an hour,” he said. “We’ve been talking about it and thinking about it for a long time. We had a really great visit about three weeks ago, and we’ve been talking about it ever since.”
Michigan was Davis’ first high-major offer, according to the center, though Indiana and Michigan State have shown interest in the prospect. He also holds offers from Central Michigan and Toledo.
Davis joins center Jon Teske as the two verbal commits for the Wolverines’ 2016 class.
How does Davis plan on celebrating achieving his lifelong dream?
“I have a paper due next week,” he said with a laugh. “It’s going to be a late night working on that.”