With Harbaugh, how does our recruiting class round out?

Submitted by m goblue on December 28th, 2014 at 2:55 AM

I think it is fairly safe to assume Harbaugh is coming to Michigan.  My question to the Mgoblaugh community is what will happen to our recruiting class now that we have Harbaugh?

I've read that Chris Clark and Rosen will now be very ineterested in Michigan.  Who else has mentioned that Harbaugh would be a game changer for them?

Do you think any of our decommits will give michigan another look?


Hill Street Blue

December 28th, 2014 at 3:03 AM ^

Wouldn't be surprised with a guy like Harbaugh that if some decommits do come crawling back that Jimmy doesn't tell a few to take a hike -- just on principle.  Plus, he'll have a new crop of strong talents beating a path to his door, and there won't be room for the weaker (character?) decommits anyway.

Monkey House

December 28th, 2014 at 3:08 AM ^

I'll say it again. slow it down! I'm not buying Rosen flipping this late for a coach as far as I know he has never even met. I would be surprised to see Weber flip. I think it will be a pretty decent class, especially with the way things have gone, but people need to chill on thinking every 5 star is flipping to Michigan.

PS: I really hope I'm wrong about all of this.

San Diego Mick

December 28th, 2014 at 3:11 AM ^

He will absolutely kill it at Michigan, he will be able to recruit nationally like no other, especially on the west coast.

He will also be able to go into Fla, Texas, Ohio, Penn and bring in guys  with mega talent, this is going to be so much fun!


December 28th, 2014 at 6:19 AM ^

You are way too rational on this...it makes people feel special if they are the one that starts the thread...or they are too lazy to check if one exists...or they are too oblivious to think that there is more than likely a thread on the subject (i mean who would have guessed someone would have already brought up recruiting)

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December 28th, 2014 at 7:30 AM ^

It's ok. Mgobloggers can be excused. It is like a car of kids waiting to get to Cedar Point, or vacation, or wherever . . . are we there yet? Is it happening? Will this affect recruiting?

I think that so many of us couldn't bear to follow recruiting any more, especially after previous recruits started dropping like flies.

I do recall (when I posted basically the same question a couple days ago) being thrilled with Iman Marshall and Chris Clark being such strong possibilities. I think this also solidifes the so-called soft commits (Cole & Kinnel.) Some of the recruiting gurus thought the ship had sailed on a few. (Hilliard.)

With regards to Weber, he has publicly stated he is firm to OSU. We'll see. I personally am interested to see what happens with Damen Harris. I'm thinking we only take one of the two given the size of the class.

Another decommit who someone thought might be interested in a recommit to Michigan is the DE Roseboro.

This class was always going to be pretty small. I don't see many current players decommiting because of Harbaugh. If Michigan got commitments next week from Marshall, Clark, a RB, Roseboro, and a surprise or two, that would go a long way to stabilizing the current recruiting class, that would go a long way toward righting the recruiting. Harbaugh and his staff would be able to focus on filling the remaining slots. With Ryan and Ferns gone, I could see adding a LB. And after Rich Rodriguez, I will always be nervous taking less than 3 on the OL.


December 28th, 2014 at 11:03 AM ^

Not so sure that Weber is solid to OSU.

This came from Rivals two days ago (not $):

"Rivals100 running back Mike Weber of Detroit Cass Tech has only been committed to Ohio State for a few weeks, but is already thinking of taking a look at some other schools."  

Alabama has offered, and he is considering taking an official, apparently.  


December 28th, 2014 at 11:13 AM ^

There are ~9 tickets left for the newest NFL/College Glory factory.

I'm guessing some of the decommits won't qualify.

I hold no ill will toward the decommits; decommiting was a rational thing to do.  But decommitting works both ways.  They gave up their guaranteed spot that honorable programs hold out for them.



December 28th, 2014 at 3:32 AM ^

Nick Saban move over. You are no longer the most important man in college football. Yes I said it. Harbaugh will be at a bigger better university and compensated better.


December 28th, 2014 at 4:11 AM ^

Rosen, Harris, Iman, Roseboro, South, Clark, a 5 star wideout, some OL stud, an undecided top 100 drifter, and a last minute flip.. Right before someone who doesn't like Jimmy bolts opening up another spot where Weber becomes one more wheel on the Harbaugh train come signing day.. cuz you know.. 2 running backs IZ necessary when you just simply can.

We are just a couple days away from basically hiring a Rockstar as our coach all while ESPN uses it's played out mellow dramatic format that most of us usually hate to recruit for us.

So I'll believe anything now. Which means my koolaid is strong. And I'm drinking it. Hard. .


December 28th, 2014 at 5:03 AM ^

I dont even care. I just forgot how much i enjoyed following an exciting college football team. Not that I stopped following Michigan games or anything...it just became hard to care abotu recruiting all that much when more and more top commits kept realizing Brady Hoke was a dope. lol


Im so pumped for Harbaugh. Obviously the games themselves will be fun, but the recruiting will be exciting again. And all the other stuff that makes college football great. 


December 28th, 2014 at 8:18 AM ^

You'd figure they'd have the inside track with Ty Wheatley Jr. If Ty Sr. is a coach. Even if dad stays in NFL Ty would figure to be a good bet to be in this class.

The Denarding

December 28th, 2014 at 8:30 AM ^

These are some educated guesses:

1). We won't get Rosen - he is really tight with Mora

2). We will get Clark and we want Clark

3). More likely we get Harris than Weber and not because of Weber. Any of these kids could have waited. I'm not blaming them for not waiting because they are young but Harbaugh will want full commitment and I think he will think twice about Webber.

4). If Roy manning is linebacker coach and mattison is DL we will get Roseboro back but I'm not sure manning will be retained

5). We will get Marshall which will be a huge get

6). We will get more OL , wide reciever and linebacker - I would love Kirkland back

There are three players that were Harbaugh type players that had huge interest in us that we didn't close - Nicholson, day and jaylon smith. Maybe it's confirmational bias but it appears to me that the recruits that were most interested in Hoke or committed to him are not maniacal football players but rather kids who want to be more nurtured and protected. That will change and what we will see is Michigan going after MSU players. If I was a betting man - Harbaugh is going to shoot at Dantonio first because he will view him as a bigger threat than Meyer for hearts and minds.


December 28th, 2014 at 9:57 AM ^

"Maybe it's confirmational bias but it appears to me that the recruits that were most interested in Hoke or committed to him are not maniacal football players but rather kids who want to be more nurtured and protected."


Never thought of the situation like this....can't really say you're right or wrong, but I think there could be something here with at least some of them.


December 28th, 2014 at 8:38 AM ^

I want Harbaugh's signature on the dotted line before I go all crazy on this.

Some rumors suggesting Mora to 49ers. If that was the case maybe Rosen might flip, probably a pipe dream.


December 28th, 2014 at 8:51 AM ^

Harbaugh as player:

Big Ten and Fiesta Bowl champion

Dropped pass away from an AFC championship

As assistant: 

!-AA national champion

As head coach:

Two time Pioneer League champ with nonscholarship players

Took cellar dweller Stanford to an Orange Bowl championship

Couple questionable officiating calls away from winning Superbowl


Fact: Nick Saban won MNCs only when he had more talent than everyone else.