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FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Harbaugh hire changes everything for Michigan, new coach brings back UofM recruiting luster

Football   | Scott Burnstein

FOOTBALL RECRUITING: Harbaugh hire changes everything for Michigan, new coach brings back UofM recruiting luster

Ann Arbor – In terms of recruiting, among a multitude of other things at the University of Michigan, the Wolverines’ hiring of Jim Harbaugh is a complete game-changer.

A ship that was once fading and fading fast into the storm – losing commits as fast as it was losing steam on the field –, is now sailing at full-speed into sunny weather and towards possible glorious horizons in the not-so-distant future.

One week. One hire. And the difference is colossal.

Even the Spartans over in East Lansing have to be envious.

“It’s really big, it’s an instant name kids know,” said Allen Trieu, the head of national recruiting affairs for Scout.com. “Every recruit around the country will pick up the phone to talk to him. He’s been to a Super Bowl and he can take the program to another level.”