You hear it all the time, "recruiting is about relationships," well I'll take that a step further and add that it's also about influencing the decision makers, meaning mom, dad, head coach, grandma or grandpa, and sometimes the girlfriend. From the looks of things, the Harbaugh's seem to have a firm grasp on that concept.
Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh has his sights set on Naseir Upshur, an All American tight end out of Philadelphia, and for good reason - the tight end is ranked as the fifth best player at his position. Well what better way to grab the attention of a top recruit than through his girlfriend?
Check out what Jay came up with to do just that.
Earlier this month, Jim Harbaugh went a similar route by recreating a prom invite that a five-star defensive tackle had used on his girlfriend, and made into a recruiting pitch.
Think back to your days as a 16, 17, or 18 year in a relationship and you can see how in touch Michigan, and the Harbaugh's in particular, are with their target audience.