Jim Harbaugh is either trying to revolutionize the “in-home visit” in college football recruiting, or he’s just not a big fan of Marriott Rewards points.
Harbaugh is planning to sleep over at a recruit’s house for the second time, according to Brice Marich of The Michigan Insider. This time it is Connor Murphy, a 6-foot-7, 250-pound defensive end from Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz.
Murphy is the No. 16 weakside defensive end in the nation, and the No. 5 player in the state of Arizona. He’s also an Alabama target who named the Crimson Tide among his five finalists eight days ago.
This won’t be Harbaugh’s first sleepover during this recruiting cycle. He spent the night with Quinn Nordin, the nation’s No. 1 kicker and a Penn State commit on Jan. 14.
Harbaugh has been pushing the boundaries of modern recruiting since returning to the college ranks from the NFL at Michigan. He gained a lot of publicity for his “satellite camps” last summer, and it was recently reported that he may try to stage part of Michigan’s spring practice in 2016 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
If these extreme “in-home visits” are fruitful for the Wolverines, expect to see plenty of coaches around the country posing for social media photos in pajamas instead of polo shirts in the near future.
All rankings are from the 247sports composite rankings, unless otherwise noted.