On the first day of the recruiting contact period, the new Michigan football coaching staff has been making impressions all over the country.
Based on Twitter, new head coach Jim Harbaugh was spotted at Novi Detroit Catholic Central and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, which has one notable 2015 prospect: three-star cornerback and MSU commit Tyson Smith. Also at the school is 2017 linebacker Josh Ross, the younger brother of current U-M linebacker James Ross.
Five-star defensive end Keisean Lucier-South, a 2015 prospect from Orange, Calif., who is committed to UCLA, also said that a U-M representative visited.
Jarius Adams, a 2015 cornerback from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. who is committed to Rutgers, received an offer from Michigan, and nj.com said that he would be visited by U-M defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin.
Harbaugh made the local rounds, visiting with legendary coaches George Porritt at St. Mary’s, Tom Mach at Catholic Central John Herrington at Farmington Hills Harrison.
Harrison has a Free Press Dream Teamer in the 2016 class, Khalid Kareem, and Catholic Central has high-level 2016 offensive lineman Tom Kowalkoski.
Michigan running backs coach Tyrone Wheatley was at Detroit Cass Tech today, which happens to be where top tailback Mike Weber attends school. Weber, a former U-M commit, is pledged to Ohio State, which had assistant coach Kerry Coombs at Cass today, too.
South Florida seemed to be a hot spot for Durkin today, as he also visited Delray Beach defensive end Shelton Johnson.
One of the six recruits whom Harbaugh followed on Twitter on Wednesday night was Alize Jones. A four-star tight end from Las Vegas, he announced his decommitment from UCLA on Twitter this afternoon, then quickly posted a new commitment to Notre Dame.
Here’s a look at Michigan’s 2015 recruiting class, starting with Jon Runyan Jr., above, a three-star guard from Philadelphia St. Joseph’s.
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