Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh barely blunders when it comes to the recruiting game.
However, it’s pretty safe to say he could’ve tried a different approach when he tried to sway 3-star quarterback and current Florida signee Jake Allen.
During a Q&A session with SEC Country’s Zach Abolverdi, Allen talked with Abolverdi about his recruiting process, and how he dealt with rumors amongst other things.
The weirdest thing Allen said he dealt with, was when he attended a Michigan camp. Allen and some other quarterback prospects had been discussing grades when Harbaugh overhead their conversation and decided to chime in:
“I was messing around and said, ‘I got a C in third grade.’ Jim Harbaugh overheard and screams, ‘I don’t give a s–t about your grades,'” Allen told Abolverdi. “Then he realized I was part of the quarterback group that had recruits in it so he just kind of walked away. It was weird. I couldn’t wait to get out of there after that, and we left early.”
Harbaugh is no stranger to controversy when it comes to recruiting. This recruiting season, Harbaugh was so adamant with his satellite camps, the NCAA passed new legislation just to restrict Harbaugh from using these tactics.
Harbaugh also stirred the pot even further when he announced he would be taking his team on a trip to Rome to conduct some of the Wolverines spring drills.
There will never be a dull moment in Ann Arbor as long as Harbaugh in charge.