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ORLANDO, Fla. -- 2016 kicker Quinn Nordin (Rockford, Mich.) is a wanted man these days.
A Penn State commitment since the summer of 2015, a reignited interest from in-state school Michigan has made this recruitment of the number one kicker in the country interesting.
With U-M pushing harder for Nordin these days, it only makes sense for him and his family to go on an official visit later this month.
"It's an in-state school," Nordin said. "It's about two hours way from my house and how could I not? It's what I would like to say. Jim Harbaugh, coach Harbaugh, is a great guy and coach Partridge is someone who has really changed recruiting for me. He's helped me out, he's been a great mentor and I could call him whenever I need anything, he always has my back. Coach Partridge is doing a great job but I'll be up there January 15th through the 17th for my official visit."
Considering the school is so close to Nordin, he can see a lot more about the program and academics compared to a out of town recruit. However, there's still one person that needs some questions answered.
"My mom needs to sit down with coach Harbaugh to have a long talk just about stuff," Nordin said. "You know, mom stuff. My mom is probably going to ask him 100 questions. I just need to understand special teams, what they're going to run, what they're going to do with me, what's their idea because they've got Kenny Allen, who is a friend, coming back for his redshirt senior year. I want to find out what their idea is for me."
Despite official visits to U-M and Baylor in the month of January, he still is committed to his pledge to Penn State and he has two Nittany Lions coaches in particular to thank for that.
"Coach Frank and Coach Huff, they take care of me," Nordin said. "They've been there since day one and they're my third offer. They've always had my back... Those are my guys and I respect the hell out of him."