He's the # 8 overall recruit in the 2013 class. I don't think 1000-1500 yards is a stretch. More recruits that high are studs early than not effective. It could go either way but I'm optimistic when all the analysts say he's like Marcus Lattimore.
The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.