Quarterback play is one of the biggest issues Michigan currently faces. Jim Harbaugh went to work early on trying to fix that problem and brought in a couple of signal callers he could call upon this year, and secured a transfer and a commitment in the 2016 class that will factor in in the future. That signals the beginning of a plan to stockpile arms. The coach that said, “you can never have enough good quarterbacks” is now courting signal callers years in advance. One young player that already grabbed his attention is Pinckney (Mich.) freshman quarterback Brandon Leach.
“I received a letter from Michigan with information about camps,” Leach told The Michigan Insider. “I’m going to the one day on the 15th and then I’m going to the (Aerial Assault) camp on the 20th. I’m extremely excited! It’s going to be a great experience.”
The 6-7, 220-pounder moved from Canada to the United States, but idolized the Wolverines growing up.
“I have high interest in them,” said Leach. “I’m really excited to see what Coach Harbaugh is going to do. I like the tradition of the school and the success they’ve had in the past. Originally, I did grow up a Michigan fan, but over time I started to be a fan of college football in general as oppose to just one team.”
That opens the door for several schools around the Midwest have also expressed early interest in Leach.
“My recruitment is going good,” he said. “I’ve been in contact with Purdue, Michigan State, Michigan, Miami and Indiana. I have a lot of camps lined up this June. I’m going to Toledo, Purdue, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Sound Mind Sound Body, Indiana and maybe Penn State.”
With so many camps on his calendar, the talented youngster believes he will be able to show college coaches he has all the necessary tools for success.
“I play good under pressure and I can lead my team to a win,” said Leach. “I enjoy having my teammates and coaches rely on me. I’d say I also throw the ball pretty well and I can make throws that most people can’t make. I’m just trying to perfect the little things like getting a faster release.”