David Moorman enjoyed a busy summer camp schedule that brought him to places like Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan, but the 2015 Michigan offensive lineman is eager to see summer turn into fall.
Moorman and his Northville High School teammates were in full pads by the middle of August.
“It was great,” he said. “You go through the whole offseason and summer going to camps, but you don’t go full contact. The first day of full pads is like Christmas to a football player.”
After a 6-5 season last year, the 6-foot-5, 275-pounder is hoping for more in 2013.
“I think we’ll be very competitive,” he said. “We got a lot stronger during the offseason and we have really good team chemistry. This year, our goal is to make it to the state playoffs and keep winning in the state playoffs. I think we have a really good chance of doing that.”
Moorman’s focus will be on his team, which he believes will help everybody.
“I just want to be a good teammate,” he said. “I just want to do whatever I can to contribute to the team to get to the next level. I’m just going to have fun this year and see what happens. If any school decides that they want to offer me or take a closer look, I’m open to everyone.”
Moorman already holds offers from Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan and is hoping to apply what he learned during the summer this season.
“All of the college coaches preach little things,” he said. “It’s the little things that separate great players from average players. I definitely want to keep working on little things that can help me turn into a great lineman and being the best offensive lineman I can be.
“I’m going to keep working at it and also just being a really good person in general. If you’re a good person off the field to your teammates, that’s going to help you be successful in life.”
After camps at Notre Dame and Michigan, Moorman attended Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights showcase in July.
“Ohio State’s was pretty crazy,” he said. “There aren’t many places in the country where you go to a camp and there’s 7,000 fans there. That was a lot of fun to play under the lights at Ohio State. It was cool and there was a lot of good guys out there.”
He touched base with Irish offensive coordinator Chuck Martin after the Notre Dame camp, but hasn’t heard from the Irish much recently.
“I’m getting a lot of interest from Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan and Indiana,” he said. “Then of course a lot of the MAC schools like Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan because they’ve offered me and then Ball State, Toledo, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan.”
He would welcome the opportunity to add Notre Dame to a busy fall visit lineup.
“I don’t have anything officially set up, but I’m definitely going to go to as many games as I can,” he said. “I’m definitely going to head up to East Lansing, Columbus and Ann Arbor. I’m going to try to head up to South Bend if they’ll have me and I’ll definitely be at Central, Eastern Michigan, Ball State and Indiana games.”
He’d like the chance to get a close look at what Notre Dame is like on a Saturday in the fall.
“I just want to see what the atmosphere is like on gameday,” he said. “I always hear about how Notre Dame has a rich tradition, how Notre Dame fans are crazy and how it’s a great atmosphere.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what it’s like on gameday, seeing what the players go through before games and getting the whole experience.”