Jim Harbaugh’s new Michigan football coaching staff is getting noticed on the recruiting trail.
The most significant evidence was Monday’s visit of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly cornerback Iman Marshall to Ann Arbor.
The nation’s No. 3 overall player and a five-star recruit, according to rivals.com, Marshall had his weekend visits lined up for January, with trips to Florida State last weekend, LSU next weekend and Oregon on Jan. 30, just before Signing Day.
But visiting Michigan was important enough for him to squeeze it in this week.
Judging from his Twitter account, he enjoyed himself. He wore the No. 2 jersey of Charles Woodson and posed with a Woodson photo.
(He took a similar photo while wearing a Florida State jersey next to a picture of Jameis Winston last weekend.)
One of the more interesting photos he took Monday was with legendary U-M hockey coach Red Berenson, in the locker room at Yost Ice Arena.
Many recruiting experts have said that Michigan is a long shot for Marshall, but drawing a visit from a high-profile player this late shows that elite players at least are considering Harbaugh and the Wolverines.
Here’s a look at Michigan’s 2015 recruiting class, starting with Nolan Ulizio, above, a two-star offensive lineman from West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West.
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