"The last few months, I've been thinking about it a lot," the 6-foot-6, 245-pound tight end said. "We have a lot of family from my dad's side up there. I liked the school, the campus, facilities and coaches. I really had no complaints there."
With his size, some have theorized Ervin may be the Chippewas' next tight end turned NFL offensive tackle project, but he is being recruited primarily as a tight end at the moment. Regardless, the Chippewas were happy to have him on board.
"Coach Moore, the tight ends coach was ecstatic. He had a really big smile and he had me call Coach Enos and he was ecstatic too. That felt good."
Ervin's frame and athleticism are among his primary assets and both of those should only be heightened with time spent in a college strength program.
"The plan is for me to redshirt," he explained. "Obviously that is still up in the air but that is the plain right now and that is totally fine with me."
Other schools may still try to recruit Ervin, but he is happy with his decision and knows he has an exciting opportunity in front of him.
"It feels good to be done with recruiting. It was a fun ride but also stressful. It's great to know I'm going to a good school. The MAC is a great conference and I'm excited about the next few years."
Ervin is the eighth commitment for the Chippewas. Seven of the eight have come from in-state thus far.