On the job just over two full months now, first year Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff are now in the process of shifting 100-percent focus to the 2016 class after wrapping up 2015.
One prospect receiving added attention of late is 2016 Old Tappan (N.J.) four-star cornerback Jordan Fuller.
“I spoke to Jim Harbaugh a couple weeks ago and then he spoke to my mom for about 30 minutes on the phone,” Fuller said.
“She said she liked him a lot,” he added. “She told me they didn’t talk about football too much. When they did talk about football he just said he could see me anywhere on the field really.”
A track star, excelling in the 100, 200, and 400 meter dash along with competing in the long jump, Fuller also had the opportunity to get to know Harbaugh the man a little more, learning just what length he’ll go to take care of those inside his program.
“I got the impression that he loves me and genuinely cares and I know he’s a good guy,” Fuller said.
“I talked to Coach (Chris) Partridge cause he’s from this area and we talked and he said how Coach Partridge hadn’t seen his daughter in five weeks. He went into work one morning and had a plane ticket on his desk (to fly home).”
Also speaking with Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin and secondary coach Greg Jackson, Fuller understands the NFL connects on the table, calling the pair of coaches “cool guys.”
Looking to take a trip to Ann Arbor in the near future, Fuller hasn’t officially set up the date but will be on campus to check out the Wolverines for spring practice.
“I think I’m supposed to take a visit soon,” Fuller said. “It just hasn’t been finalized yet. It’s supposed to be like a Friday or Saturday."
Fuller says he also plans to visit Ohio State this spring.
Not detailing a timeline for a decision just yet, Fuller believes he knows exactly what he’s hoping to feel when he takes these unofficial visits.
“Just the campus and I really want to learn about the academics too cause that’s important,” he said. “When I come away from visits I just want to know I can see myself there.”