Jim Harbaugh is practically bowling in Indiana. He’s making in-state coaches Kevin Wilson (Indiana), Darrell Hazell (Purdue) and Brian Kelly (Notre Dame) look lazy on the recruiting trail.
Harbaugh has snagged three of the top 10 players from Indiana on the 247Sports board.
Avon pro-style quarterback Brandon Peters was the first to pledge in April. Running backs Chris Evans and Kiante Enis have since followed. Enis committed to Harbaugh after the first satellite camp of the “Summer Swarm” tour at Bishop Chatard High School in Indiana.
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We know Harbaugh loves his running backs. Evans and Enis make numbers two and three for this 2016 class—Matthew Falcon (Southfield, Michigan) committed to Michigan in April—and the Wolverines currently have a steady and competitive stable of backs in place.
Then there’s Peters, who apparently reminds of Harbaugh of Andrew Luck.
These satellite camps are supposed to be allowing Harbaugh to sneak into the South and pluck some of the talent while SEC and ACC coaches are on house arrest. If the first few days of the Summer Swarm are a sign of things to come, that will certainly be the case.
But don’t get too caught up in the geography of the hunt. The three players Harbaugh has been able to snag out of the Hoosier state are top-notch.
Watching the rest of the Summer Swarm play out will be interesting, but there’s no doubt Jim Harbaugh and Michigan are already cashing in.
Tyler Fenwick is the managing editor of The Big House Report. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.