Harbaugh Sticks Out With Robertson

Fort Wayne (Ind.) Wayne 2016 DE Auston Robertson recaps his latest visit to Michigan.

At Nike's annual regional combine held outside of Chicago on Sunday, four-star DE Auston Robertson said he was hoping to take a visit to Michigan on Monday.

One day later, not only did he make it to Michigan, he actually had a good time. And a lot that has to do with U-M coach Jim Harbaugh.

"I enjoyed it a lot," he said of the visit. "I got to talk to some of the coaching staff, but not all of the defensive coaches were there. But I got to hang out with Coach Harbaugh, eat dinner with him and talk to him, and build that relationship right before I commit [June 7].

"He was extremely energetic," he said of Harbaugh. "So imagine what he is like at practice? He seemed like a cool coach to be around. I mean, he came from the NFL. Who wouldn't want to get coached from someone who has been where they want to be? You know what I mean?"

Now that he made it up to Michigan for a visit, where do the Wolverines stand in his recruitment?

"I think they are in the top three," he said of U-M. "[It's] Michigan State, Michigan and Notre Dame."

As far as what he's looking for in program, Robertson says coaching is going to play a huge role in his decision.

"It's going to be based on my relationship I have with the coaches," he said on his deciding factor. "Life after college. Who I feel will help me develop to be a player who can play in the NFL someday. That's my ultimate goal is to play in the league. If that all fails, I want something to fall back on. My education, no one can take that from me."

And if possible, Robertson says he would like to make another trip to U-M before his commitment, this time with a special guest.

"I want to have my mom come down there one time to see [Michigan]," he said.

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