2017 Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 4-star wide out Jhamon Ausbon details his upcoming visit plans, relationship with Michigan, and more.

Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy WR Jhamon Ausbon is high on Michigan and Jim Harbaugh's personal involvement in his recruitment is a big reason why.

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Jhamon Ausbon has a new home.

Originally from Texas, Ausbon is transferring to Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy to further establish himself as one of the top receiving threats in the 2017 class.

Prior to that move though, Ausbon had the chance to compete at one of Michigan's recent satellite camps in Houston. 

While the camp was an opportunity for Michigan's coaching staff to see Ausbon live, this recruitment has been developing for quite some time.

"(I've been in contact with) Coach Fisch and it's kind of weird, Coach Harbaugh has been recruiting me a lot as a head coach," Ausbon told The Michigan Insider. 

"That's weird cause some like to keep their hands clean. But he's been involved."

Michigan extended a scholarship to Ausbon back in April and he says since then there's been a steady stream of contact with the Wolverines.

Recently releasing a top four including Texas A&M, LSU, Auburn and Michigan, Ausbon has visited three of the four with plans to get to Ann Arbor in the near future.

"Yes sir," he said. "I'm trying to get down there next week, some time next week."

Asked why Michigan has piqued his interest so much, Ausbon laid everything out.

"Like I said, the coaching staff has been great, the head coach has been involved in my recruitment," Ausbon noted. 

"They have for sure jobs it seems like, all those coaches either played at Michigan or coached there for a while. The opportunity to play early, it's a pro style offense which you want, to go to the NFL."

With plans to announce a commitment at the U.S. Army All-American game, Ausbon says he plans to take all five official visits with his fifth and final trip going to either Ole Miss or Alabama.

Distance from home won't play a factor in Ausbon's ultimate decision, still looking to shape exactly what he's looking for in a school.

"I don't know. The word to say is opportunity. Who is going to develop me into the best receiver I'm going to be."


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