Video shows Derek Jeter telling young boy he will turn him into a Michigan fan

Jeter still bleeds maize and blue

Derek Jeter is known for being a Hall of Fame shortstop who played for the New York Yankees but most also know that he is a big fan of the University of Michigan.

During a recent golf tournament, Jeter was teeing up for a shot when a young fan wearing a Wisconsin Badgers shirt said, “Come on, Derek.”

As you will see in the video below, Jeter immediately turned to the young boy and said, “Thank you” before saying that he was going to turn him into a Michigan fan.

“I’m going to turn you into a Michigan fan,” Jeter said before adding, “I’m just playing.”

Jeter then proceeded to hit his shot before going over and giving the young boy a fist bump.

Check it out.

Derek Jeter always has been and always will be a Michigan man

Jeter, as you may already know, played prep baseball for Kalamazoo Central Central High School and he actually signed his letter of intent to play college baseball at the University of Michigan.

This, of course, was before Jeter was selected by the New York Yankees with the No. 6 overall pick in the 1992 MLB Draft.

Back in 2014, prior to a game with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, Jeter told reporters that coming to the Wolverines was a real possibility but he thinks he made the right decision by going pro with the Yankees.

“Coach Freehan and me, we had a great relationship,” Jeter said before Tuesday night’s (Aug. 26) game with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. “He and (assistant coach) Ace Adams. I wanted to come to the University of Michigan and that was a real possibility.”

“That was the team I always wanted to play for,” said Jeter, who had dreamed of being the Yankee shortstop as a young boy. “… I think I made the right decision.”

Yep, we think he made the right choice too.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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