Jim Harbaugh to spend night at house of nation's top kicker
Jim Harbaugh has some unorthodox recruiting practices. That much we know.
But even for Harbaugh, this one is out there.
According to Scout.com, the Michigan coach intends on arriving at the home of the nation’s top kicker, Quinn Nordin, at 12:01 a.m. on Friday. That’s when the dead period officially ends.
Harbaugh’s goal? Flip Nordin, who is committed to Penn State, to Michigan.
Nordic, a Rockford, Michigan native, told Scout.com‘s Allen Trieu that Harbaugh was committed to spending as much time as possible with him.
“He said we can watch a movie, see how well we gel and he said he would sleep over after that,” Nordin said. “I was in tears laughing when he said that. He said the next day, if my parents didn’t want me to miss school, he would go to every class with me and go to lunch with me. I was laughing so hard.”
Nordin, who committed to Penn State back in July, is the consensus top kicker in the country. Still, he has three official visits to take in the month before he announces his decision on National Signing Day.
Michigan doesn’t have a kicker signed in its 2016 class and after Kenny Allen graduates next year, the Wolverines will have an opening.
Perhaps that’s why Harbaugh is willing to sleep on whatever surface Nordin has available.
“He told me if I had a 6-foot-3 inch piece of carpet for him to sleep on, that would be enough. I said we have guest rooms, and he said ‘tell you what, I’ll just sleep on the floor in your room,’” Nordin told Scout.com. “I said ‘Coach, I have Penn State stuff all over my walls.’ He said, ‘tell you what, I can help you take it down.’”
Nordin is taking his official visit to Ann Arbor this weekend. You know, just in case he doesn’t get enough time with Harbaugh on Friday.