Sibley Wants to Meet Harbaugh, Visit U-M

Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban 2017 RB Todd Sibley talks Jim Harbaugh, Michigan and more.

Akron (Ohio) Archbishop Hoban running back Todd Sibley is one of the top 2017 prospects from the Buckeye state. And while he doesn’t hold an offer from the Wolverines, his interest has definitely sparked with Michigan’s recent hire of Jim Harbaugh.

“I am excited what he’s going to bring to the table at Michigan,” Sibley said. “I know they are going crazy down there. I know he’s going to help rebuild the program and bring Michigan to what it formally was. He can definitely put Michigan back on the map.”

At 5-foot-11, 205-pounds, Sibley currently doesn’t hold any offers. Although, he says his top-four schools in no particular order are Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Florida State. And has already been on campus visits to U-M, MSU, OSU and Pittsburgh.

But with Michigan’s hire of Harbaugh, Sibley admits he wants to take another visit to Ann Arbor to talk to the new U-M head man himself.

“I definitely want to know if I am on the radar for his 2017 recruiting class,” Sibley said. “That would be one of my first things is just get on his radar. Making sure he knows it’s me. And making sure he knows I’m up there.”

Sibley continued : “I’m hoping to be surprised. Last time I went to Michigan I definitely like what I saw. I liked the environment. I liked meeting all the recruits. I just want to be surprised.”

Growing up in Ohio, is Sibley’s loyalty with his home state team Ohio State? Yes, and no, Sibley says.

“After my recent Michigan visit last year it definitely made them one of my favorites,” Sibley said. “It didn’t bring down my like for Ohio State. Because I’m from Ohio there is a certain likeness you have for your home team. I definitely on the fence for those two schools. I don’t dislike one more than the other. They are both my favorites.”

Coming off an impressive sophomore season, where Sibley rushed for 1576 yards, averaging 8.3 yards per carry and 17 touchdowns . However, Sibley says his main focus this off-season is to get in contact with all of his top schools.

“My coach said it’s important to communicate with colleges that are interested in you,” Sibley said. “He said because that’s usually the first step is letting them know that you are interested in them. And just keep in contact with them and making sure you’re letting them know they are one of your favorite schools. So I definitely think communication is going to be a big thing for me this summer and getting an offer.”


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