ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Jim Harbaugh knows what it takes to be a great quarterback at Michigan. After all, he did quarterback the Wolverines’ in the mid-80s and had a long successful career in the NFL.
Harbaugh has also done wonders as a quarterback coach too. He helped develop Andrew Luck, he coached up Colin Kaepernick, and even turned U-M’s 2015 starter Jake Rudock into a pro prospect after one year of his tutelage.
Harbaugh’s resume speaks for itself, says Michigan 2016 quarterback commit Brandon Peters, who pointed out Harbaugh’s experience in developing QB’s is one of the reasons he chose to become a Wolverine.
“As you can se this year with Jake, he really developed Jake throughout the year,” Peters said of Harbaugh. “He’s had experience in the NFL. That’s really what drew me to come to Michigan.”
At 6-foot-4, 210-pounds, Peters also brings with him a skill-set that Harbaugh covets. He’s tall, athletic, and throws with pinpoint accuracy, and he’s not afraid to compete as an early enrollee freshman this spring.
“Just coming here and put in a bunch of hard work,” Peters said when asked about his own expectations. “Get to know my teammates. Being able to experience everything with the playbook and what not. Just go from there.”
And while Peters isn’t expected to be the starter his first year at U-M, he says redshirting options haven’t been discussed as of yet.
“I’m not really sure, to be honest with you right now,” Peters said of redshirting. “We’ll see as spring ball goes along and what not, and will see where I stand there.”
Moving forward, however, Peters says his plan is to keep learning the playbook and adjusting to life as college athlete.
“(I need to lean) the playbook for sure,” Peters said. “That’s a really big adjustment coming from high school to college. And then also just the speed of the game, it’s a lot different in college than high school.”