Hat tip to Rivals.com recruiting reporter Tim Sullivan for curating the following quotes from top recruits in regards to defeaning rumors that Michigan will likely name Jim Harbaugh as their next head football coach.
2016 Traverse City (Mich.) West offensive lineman Thiyo Lukusa: "Harbaugh to UofM is a game changer if its true."
Lukusa left U-M out of his top five released earlier this fall (despite wanting to commit to the Wolverines earlier in the process and being told to slow down his process a bit), but clearly a bigtime coach will draw plenty of kids back in.
Greenville (Mich.) 2017 TE/OLB Keegan Cossou: "He's comin"
Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne 2015 safety commit Tyree Kinnel: "#team136."
Obviously sincec he's already committed that might not otherwise be noteworthy, but he did take an official to Notre Dame earlier this Winter. Re-affirming his commitment - and perhaps having a new reason to do so... - is a positive.
From Mike Farrell in the official Rivals UA Game check-in thread, on Memphis (Tenn.) Whitehaven 2015 four-star LB Josh McMillon: "Spoke to Josh McMillon's coach and he said Josh is solid with Alabama. He was always interested in Michigan but he likes the way Bama stood by Josh after injury and Josh's mom likes Bama. Dad liked Michigan but it looks like he will stick even if Harbaugh hire comes through."
Baltimore Gilman 2017 quarterback Kasim Hill, one of the top players at his position: "Coach Harbaugh to Michigan" Later, "Michigan fans show so much love"
Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha 2016 offensive lineman Terrance Davis: "Heard #Michigan boutta get coach harbough ...sweet"
Former commit Darian Roseboro, a 2015 four-star defensive end from Lincolnton, N.C.: "I will not be considering Michigan again I am firm with my commitment to State I believe in this program!"
ESPN300 WR Cordell Broadus: "Would definitely visit Michigan if Jim Harbaugh is hired " He's a four-star wideout from Las Vegas Bishop Gorman (and yes, Snoop Dogg's son).
Annapolis (Md.) Broadneck 2016 linebacker Ali'i Niumatalolo: "Harbaugh to Michigan changes the game."
#1 2015 QB recruit Josh Rosen: "I am 100% solid with the UCLA Bruins. There is nothing that could change me from enrolling on Jan 5. I apologize for any rumors that arose."
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