ANN ARBOR, Mich. --Michigan was fortunate enough to have a handful of excellent recruiters on staff during the 2016 cycle which directly contributed to the success the Wolverines had in recruiting.
Jedd Fisch, for example, was one of the staffers that had some big recruiting wins while on the road.
One in particular was Florida speedster Eddie McDoom. A one-time Oregon commit, Fisch was able to convince McDoom to take an official visit which opened up his recruitment allowing the Wolverines to come in and steal one in SEC country.
"The first thing is that he has an unbelivable family and the family was very involved in the recruiting," Fisch said on WTKA radio on Wednesday. "He's got an unbelievable head coach, Coach Head is an amazing guy, very involved and helped us out. The fact that we were persistent and all we asked him to do was compare apples to apples. Not apples to oranges, not go on one visit and not another visit and not go spend time with one staff and not another, just make it even."
Fisch said the persistence of trying to convince McDoom to visit really paid off. Once he saw what U-M had to offer on campus, the coaching staff really sealed the deal resulting in a signed letter of intent on National Signing Day.
"We kept pushing that idea (to come visit) to him and he finally agreed, caved and came," Fisch said. "I think he was real happy with what he saw, got to spend a lot of time with Coach Harbaugh on his visit and we're real fortunate to have gotten him because he's a real playmaker for us."