Jim Harbaugh gets first two commitments as Michigan coach

Jim Harbaugh gets first two commitments as Michigan coach


Jim Harbaugh gets first two commitments as Michigan coach


Jim Harbaugh is on the board.

The new Michigan football coach got his first commitment of the 2015 class Saturday when Lakeland, Fla. defensive end Reuben Jones announced his plans on Twitter.

Jones, a three-star prospect from Lakeland’s Lake Gibson High School, was committed to Nebraska until Harbaugh, defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin and defensive line coach Greg Mattison visited him at his school earlier this week.

Then he decommitted just before coming to Ann Arbor this weekend for his official visit before pulling the trigger.

Jones, 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, is ranked as the No. 27 defensive end and the No. 68 player in Florida, according to Rivals.com.

The second commitment of the night came from El Dorado (Albuquerque, N.M) quarterback Zach Gentry.

Though officially a Texas commitment since May and showing no interest in other programs, Gentry flipped quickly. Harbaugh visited his school on Monday and, just like Jones, Gentry visited Michigan this weekend and was sold on the Wolverines.

Shortly after the report, Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh tweeted a reference to “amazing news.”

A 6-foot-7, 240 pounder, Gentry is ranked as the No. 4 pro-style quarterback in the nation by Rivals. He is the second quarterback in the class, joining already enrolled Alex Malzone.

Gentry and Jones are the first for Harbaugh but make eight total for Michigan in the 2015 class. Malzone and receiver Brian Cole are already enrolled. Everyone else can sign a letter of intent on Feb. 4.



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