"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
Per his local paper in Albequerque, it sounds like the 4* QB and current Texas commit may be listening to Harbaugh's overtures after Harbaugh's visit this week. According to some of the Texas sites, Gentry's camp has gone radio silent now, even though they've been pretty quick about shooting down rumors in the past. Couple that with the fact that TA&M commit and 5* QB Kyler Murray made a visit to Texas this week, and there seems to be a fair bit of smoke building.
Article below (even though it references ChatSports...forgive them, for they know not what they do): http://www.abqjournal.com/529755/sports/unhooked-horn-michigans-harbaugh-visits-zach-gentry.html
This is a pretty long and luckily free update from Webb that includes info about Will Lockett and Reagan Williams (two 2015 recruits that are visiting this weekend), 2015 QB recruiting, and how UM helped themselves with Donnie Corley, who is a 2016 WR from Detroit.
The most interesting bit was about Iman Marshall. Scout's main west coast analyst, Greg Biggins, talks at the end of the article about how the visit went as well as anyone could imagine and that the staff were adament about selling UM as a place where Marshall could earn early playing time and as a place that would get him ready for the NFL. Marshall is really close with his dad, which is one of the main reasons why USC has been and still is the favorite to land him, but if any school is going to pull him away from LA, Biggins thinks it would be Michigan (Biggins notes that Marshall seemed a lot more excited about Michigan than Florida State. Marshall visited FSU over the weekend).
I thought another interesting point the staff made to Marshall is that his physical style will play in the Big Ten much better than in the Pac-12. Officials let a lot more contact go here than on the west coast. Marshall is really physical for a corner, and he doesn't have the natural speed to be a hands-off type of defender, so maybe that will help. More than anything, I thought the Biggins quotes were an interesting insight into what the staff will focus on when recruits visit.
edit: Lorenz is reporting that Harbaugh will have an in-home visit with Marshall on Monday. Scheduling an in-home right after the campus visit makes me think the young man is serious about Michigan.
It amazes me how deep into recruiting Michigan is given the short period of time the coaches have had to get organized and contact the top players. According to this Mercury News story, Anthony Gordon's coach walked into his office and saw he had a voice mail. It was from Jay Harbaugh and he said he had watched Anthony's Hudl video and wanted to come watch him workout. This guy had no interest from anyone despite being the California medium schools player of the year. He had 4,899 yards passing and 49 touchdowns.
Jay met with him yesterday and according to the follow up Mercury News story he had him throw and filmed him. His main concern was arm strength to play at the next level. They were on the field for an hour and talked for another half hour.
It will be interesting to see if he gets offered. I would guess he would jump at a walk on offer given that he has heard from no one. I'd be interested in what the coaches on the board think of this kid.
Jay is literally sweeping the country to find potential stars.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah. It's back. Equipment updates.
I feel like I'm being blasted by a fire hydrant of equipment news for 2015. Very exciting.
Here is just a little bit for now-
Michigan will sport the new adidas Shockweb socks in Harbaugh's first year.
This is what they will look like, but with Maize and Blue.
Here is the Texas A&M version that is already made up in the catalog.
Keep in mind, this catalog is relatively new and adidas is always adding the gear in their team's colors.
Assuming Michigan wears white socks on the road again, expect a white pair with Blue waves.
These are pretty similar to last year's Shockwave socks that Michigan wore. The "waves" are just on the front now. Last year's-
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