Jim Harbaugh’s tree-climbing ways might’ve landed him a key recruit.

Or maybe it was something else that convinced David Long to come to Ann Arbor.

Whatever it was, the four-star cornerback announced on ESPNU’s Recruiting Nation show that he’s coming to Michigan in 2016. Long, who was originally committed to Stanford up until mid-December, picked Michigan over Washington.

Besides consensus No. 1 overall recruit Rashan Gary, the U.S. Army All-American was Michigan’s top remaining 2016 target. He’s the eighth-rated cornerback in the 247sports composite rankings and is the 65th player overall. He became Michigan’s sixth player in the 247sports top 150.

The Wolverines went all out to land the Los Angeles native. Harbaugh and four assistant coaches made the trip to the West Coast for his in-home visit on Monday night, during which, Harbaugh’s tree-climbing skills went viral.

Following his commitment on the ESPNU broadcast, Long said that it “wouldn’t be long” before Michigan is competing for a national title again. Before the Wolverines can do that, they needed some good news on the recruiting front after the fallout of the Erik Swenson decommitment.

That’s exactly what they got.

With National Signing Day two weeks away, maybe Long’s commitment was the turnaround Michigan needed.