Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have been picking up steam on the recruiting trail. One of the program’s latest commits, quarterback Brandon Peters (Avon, Indiana), says Harbaugh compared him to former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.
Peters spoke with Tyler Donohue, a national recruiting analyst for Bleacher Report, saying he was ready to join the Wolverines as soon as he stepped on campus.
Peters said the moment he committed to Harbaugh was very special.
“We were just sitting at dinner, talking about Michigan football, and he brought up my recruitment. He asked, ‘How’d you like to come play for us?’ I told him I’d love to.”
Then came the comparison of a lifetime for the high school junior.
“He compared me to Andrew Luck,” Peters explained. “It’s a similar situation to what he had at Stanford, with Luck being the first quarterback recruit he brought in [with a full cycle]. He thinks I’m a really good fit for him at Michigan like Luck was for him there.”
Luck played three seasons (2009-11) under Harbaugh at Stanford, where he was named an All-American in 2011 and was selected first overall in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.
At 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, Peters became the first player to commit to Michigan’s 2016 recruiting class since Harbaugh took over for Brady Hoke. Two other commitments have followed since, as the Wolverines have received pledges from linebacker David Reese (Farmington, Michigan) and power running back Kingston Davis (Prattville, Alabama).
Tyler Fenwick is the managing editor of The Big House Report. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.