A few weeks ago, Beaver Falls (Pa.) 2017 defensive end Donovan Jeter decommitted from Notre Dame and decided to reopened his recruitment. One of the programs he wanted to take a closer look at was Michigan. The Keystone State standout did just that a few days after rescinding his verbal from the Irish and was treated to an experience in Ann Arbor that exceeded his expectations. Not long after witnessing the Wolverines’ throttling of the Illini and quickly bonding with the staff he realized where he wanted to spend the next four to five years of his life.
He gave his verbal pledge to Michigan.
There were plenty of highlights from the 6-foot-6, 260-pounder’s time spent in Ann Arbor, but the biggest factor that sold on the Maize & Blue was the headman himself, Jim Harbaugh.
“That’s my guy for real,” said Jeter. “He’s a cool dude. He’s like the coolest dude I have ever met. I’ve said it five times to people… he’s the dopest dude I have ever met in my life. He acts like he’s not important… like he didn’t coach in the Super Bowl… like he’s not coaching the best team in the country. He acts like a normal person. Every head coach I’ve met, they have had like some type of ego about them… like they knew they were something important. He just walks around like a normal civilian and like I said, he doesn’t coach the best team in the country, he wasn’t a play from winning the Super Bowl, so he’s a real cool dude. He’s real down to earth and humble and that’s what I like about him. That is what I like most about him.”
“I knew he was a cool dude. Everybody who talks about Coach Harbaugh say he is a real crazy dude, real fun, but I wasn’t expecting him to be like that. He’s something else. I don’t know how to explain it, but he’s Coach Harbaugh. That’s my guy.”
For more from Donovan, including highlights from his performances in Beaver Falls’ playoff victory over Mount Pleasant press play above.