Jim Harbaugh recently hired former high school coach Chris Partridge to take the position of recruiting coordinator at the University of Michigan. Partridge, who was the head coach at Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey, also happened to coach one of the top players in the class or 2016: Rashan Gary.
Cant sleep! Thinking about the Class of 2016 has me all kinds of fired up! 365 days until the new breed of Wolverine is upon us!
— Chris Partridge (@CoachCPartridge) February 5, 2015
Gary is a 6-foot-4, 290 pound 5-star defensive tackle and is considered by both 247sports.com and Rivals.com as the No. 2 ranked player in the class of 2016. Before Michigan signed Partridge, Alabama was believed to be the hands down favorite to land the star player, but things have changed and Michigan is now expected by some to be the favorite to end up Gary.
Whether or not you like Jim Harbaugh, you have to admit that he sure is getting creative with his recruiting techniques. We will have to wait to find out whether or not they pay off as time goes on.