If a cat gets caught in a tree, you no longer need to call the fire department. Instead, just make a quick phone call to your nearest Michigan head coach.
It seems Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh will do just about anything to gain confidence in a high school recruit. When he is not sleeping over at a recruit’s home, running a football camp without a shirt on or being an epic troll God on Twitter, you might just find Harbaugh climbing a tree.
The setup is Harbaugh is in southern California on a recruiting trip to visit David Long, a four-star cornerback in Los Angeles who is believed to be leaning toward a commitment to the Wolverines over Washington. While playing a game of catch with Long and Long’s siblings in the street when, for whatever reason, the head coach of the Wolverines felt the urge to climb a tree. Long captured the even on his Snapchat, which made its way to Twitter.
According to the latest team rankings from Rivals, Michigan is ranked fifth in the Class of 2016 with 12 four-star players lined up for signing day in a couple of weeks. The Wolverines are in position to perhaps make a push up the rankings in the final weeks on the recruiting trail, and Long committing to Michigan would help that cause. As it stands now though, Michigan is still trailing rival Ohio State. The Buckeyes are currently ranked on top of the Rivals team rankings and looking to become the first Big Ten team to ever land a top recruiting class from Rivals.
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