Seeing 35,000 football fans turn out for a spring game was something new for one Tennessee high school prospect.
Former Michigan resident Mike Wegzyn is getting used to football in the South.
In fact, the new Knoxville Catholic athlete will begin spring football at his local high school later today.
"Spring football is definitely something new to me," Wegzyn told InsideTennessee.com. "We never had spring football in Michigan. I'm really excited about the spring season starting today."
Wegzyn attended Tennessee's Orange and White game Saturday and was definitely surprised by the turnout of Volunteer fans.
"It's crazy to see that many fans at a spring game," Wegzyn said. "It's definitely an exciting environment. I loved it there."
The Wegzyn family has become friends with the Tyler Bray family. The younger signal caller was glad to see Tyler have a good first performance for the Vols.
"It was good to see Tyler do well," Wegzyn said. "We are friends with his family and get to spend some time together. I was glad to see him have a great game."
Wegzyn's older brother Matt is also on the Vols football team and the sophomore tight end also got to see some action Saturday.
"It was good to see Matt get some playing time," Wegzyn said. "He needs to put on some weight and get a little bigger."
While Mike Wegzyn hasn't received an official offer yet, it appears that he is building a solid relationship with Tennessee's new coaching staff.
"I really like Coach (Jim) Chaney and Coach (Darin) Hinshaw a lot," Wegzyn said. "They are a fun upbeat coaching staff, they are fun to be around."
Wegzyn is hoping for a Tennessee offer.
"Hopefully they will offer," Wegzyn said. "It would be a great opportunity, it's home to me. It's definitely a different level of football that I grew up accustomed to."