SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Tarpon Springs (Mich.) East Lake Top247 offensive lineman Mason Cole wraps up his prep football career this week at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl before arriving at Michigan next Monday to begin the next stage.
“It’s exciting,” Cole said. “It all came so fast. I remember when I was just getting into high school and just like that it’s over. I’m excited to move up there and get better and start learning and have a chance to play this upcoming fall.”
Ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s No. 3 offensive guard, the 6-foot-4, 285-pound Cole is part of a Wolverines recruiting class that is currently ranked No. 14 nationally.
“We’re going to win National Championships,” Cole said. “We didn’t have the best year this year, but with last year’s class, and the class before that, and the class this year, we’re going to be something special. There is no doubt about that.”
“I look forward to getting up there and learning the playbook and working out and being around the guys.”
But not before he puts the finishing touches on a distinguished high school career. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is Saturday and will be broadcasted at 1 p.m. (EST) on NBC.
“It’s really the last time I get to play with Tay Scott, my teammate in high school, and my last time to get better for college,” Cole explained. “I move in on the fifth, and I just want to represent the University of Michigan and represent East Lake High School, and to show pride and play against the best in the country.”