He's in Northern California right now on a recruiting trip. Not very notable in and of itself, but I noticed that Steve Lorenz posted Harbaugh's coach page from 247 sports and it shows that he visited seven(!) different recruits today, including super 5-star LB Caleb Kelly and his teammate Darian Owens. Kelly is the #12 ranked player and #3 OLB on the 247 composite, and Owens is ranked #119.
In addition he visited a number of other very good players, none of which have any listed in Michigan, and none of which were recruited by Hoke's staff. All of these guys seem like extreme longshots, so if Jay can get any of these guys to come he'll be worth his spot on the staff, IMO.
EDIT: These are all 2016 guys, so there's time to build interest.
It remains to be seen how relevent who Harbaugh follows on twitter is but since it's a relatively small group and we're in a highly speculative time might as well discuss. Twitter following analysis is the new university directory tracking analysis is the new flight tracker analysis ...until proven otherwise.
Jim went ham today with 9 new follows - including Runyan's dad who I had not realized was a U.S. Congressman (Michigan Man (tm)).
Outside of UM commits and politicians the new follows were:
- Marshall - who is on his way back to Cali (remains a long shot)
- Mike Weber - I imagine the speculation on that will be fun on 11 Warriors
- Matt Snyder - the TE who followed Riley from Oregon St to Nebraska and seems to be our "break glass in case Clark goes Bruin" option.
- Will Lockett - the UCLA CB commit who will be in town this weekend
Then two high profile 2016 names - one it sounds like he met face to face today as he was in that Houston area HS. (Lockett is also in a suburb of Houston)
- Dontavious Jackson, from TX #4 ILB per 247 composite (62% Texas crystal ball)
- Ben Bredeson, from WI #4 OT per 247 composite (93% Wisconsin crystal ball)
Looks like we are back in the right pocket of starz for the 2016 type of players. Also the emphasis on TX immediately is pleasing.
While not a twitter follow, CA #3 2016 OLB Caleb Kelly (100% Oklahoma) was visited by someone, I assume Drevno today. Harbaugh is apparently headed to CA as well today.
File under "Obviously." Pat Forde named Michigan the biggest winner in the offseason coaching carousel. This is, of course, after calling them a "dumpster fire" a couple months earlier. This is just further proof that HARBAUUUUUUGH.
Here's the article:
Jay Harbaugh, that is.
Originally saw this on 247 so wasn't able to post. Found it on another site, not sure if it will get deleted or not by the Mods but here it is.
Not too confident about the Weber part but the pic is exciting to see.
Texas HS Coach Preparing For Jim Harbaugh Recruiting Visit By Getting His Khakis Cleaned