Even quarterbacks from other schools need Jim Harbaugh’s assistance before a NFL Scouting Combine.
How’s that for a recruiting pitch?
Michigan’s new conduct manager spent a weekend with Jameis Winston (Florida State) and Bryce Petty (Baylor), prepping a span of all-conference quarterbacks for what they’ll see in Indianapolis.
The Wolverines’ central chatter comment common a print of a organisation in Ann Arbor:
QBs Jameis Winston (FSU) Bryce Petty (Baylor) are scheming for a NFL Combine during Schembechler Hall. pic.twitter.com/2ICM9XMVrc
— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) February 17, 2015
Winston and Petty were sent to Harbaugh by quarterback mentor George Whitfield, who wanted them to get a conduct start on a combine. A Michigan orator pronounced a vigilant was “to get acclimated to a time and weather, and chuck in an indoor trickery before going to Lucas Oil (Stadium),” per Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press.
And before we start complaining: No, Harbaugh’s time could not have been improved spent with Shane Morris, Wilton Speight, Alex Malzone, Zach Gentry and a other quarterbacks on Michigan’s roster.
The Wolverines don’t open open stay until Feb. 24, during that indicate Harbaugh can start building his possess signal-callers. But until then, there is no mistreat in him education Winston and Petty.
In fact, there is something to gain.
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The idea of many high propagandize and college players is to get drafted into a NFL. Winston was a No. 1 altogether collect in Matt Miller’s many recent B/R ridicule draft, and there’s no picturesque unfolding in that he drops past a initial few spots. Getting him in a room with Harbaugh is easy, cheap, risk-free exposure.
If a span of 7,900-yard college passers can advantage from a weekend with Harbaugh, suppose what you, 5-star prospect, can learn in 4 years!
This view aligns with what Gentry, a No. 175 altogether actor in a 2015 recruiting class, pronounced of Harbaugh after flipping from Texas to Michigan in January. “He kind of molded Andrew Luck into what he is today,” a 6’7″ recruit told Snyder.
“When Jim Harbaugh is job you, you’re excited.”
The Wolverines did not twitter this design on accident.
They and Harbaugh have done a special bid to bond with younger players by amicable media. Harbaugh, who started his new Twitter comment in January, has been trolling Ohio State with passive-aggressive quotes and making Rick Ross references.
“Former manager Brady Hoke didn’t twitter and pronounced he could hardly figure out technology, creation a module feel aged and decrepit,” wrote Joshua Henschke in a special for the Detroit Free Press. “Harbaugh’s lapse to a Twitterverse (he was a large tweeter in his Stanford days) gives a clarity that things are already being run differently.”
Tuesday’s twitter came not from Harbaugh’s personal account, though it competence as good have. It was reduction flippant though sent a same summary to recruits: Come to Michigan. We caring about you. We can assistance we strech a NFL. Even a former Heisman Trophy leader knows that.
That’s a flattering tough representation to contend no to.
Note: All recruiting info refers to a 247Sports combination rankings.