Whether it be a sleepover or because he was climbing trees, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has drawn a lot of attention for some of his recruiting tactics in the last year. Today, the enigmatic leader of the Maize and Blue took a slightly different approach while at the Wolverines satellite camp at talent-rich Augustus Hawkins High School in Los Angeles.
He played a simple game of catch with a high school quarterback.
— Isaiah Hole (@isaiahhole) June 25, 2016
That’s not just any old quarterback Harbaugh – decked out in a bright gold Kobe Bryant jersey – is playing catch with, of course.
That is Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) 4-star prospect Dorian Thompson-Robinson, a 2018 standout for the Gaels who holds a Michigan offer. Thompson-Robinson was in Los Angeles visiting UCLA (who offered) on Friday and took the opportunity to visit once more with Harbaugh and his staff, a decision that seems to have given him another opportunity to impress with his athleticism.
— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) June 25, 2016
While there’s a long way to go in the Wolverines pursuit of a 2018 quarterback, the Las Vegas junior is one of just nine signal-callers offered by the Maize and Blue. There’s no doubt that the 6-foot-2, 195 pound quarterback is seriously considering a future at Michigan, where his mother went to college. He visited Ann Arbor in March, but was offered just two weeks ago. Today’s camp gave him a chance to spend some important time with what could be his future college coaching staff.
“I enjoyed working and having fun with their whole staff,” Thompson-Robinson told Landof10. “I got to gel with (Jim) Harbaugh and Jedd Fisch. I could see myself playing for them in a couple of years.”
As far Harbaugh? Can the 14-year NFL veteran still sling it? According to Thompson-Robinson, he can.
— D-ROB. (@DoriansTweets) June 25, 2016