Michael Ferns made it official Thursday , signing with the University of Michigan to continue his academic and football careers.
Ferns is an early signer, having already graduated from St.Clairsville in just three years. He currently attends Ohio University-Eastern where he is taking classes.
Michael is just the second - four year starter under Brett McLean at St.C, Michael Monteroso is the other.
The recruiting process actually began for Ferns during his sophomore season when he received an offer from Marshall.
Over the past 2-plus years all the big boys have come calling including both Ohio State and Alabama.
Ferns is also scheduled to play in the Under Armour All-Star game , January 4th in St.Petersburg, FL.
Ferns is the son of Michael and Heidi Ferns of St.Clairsville.