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Michigan's Jim Harbaugh Comments On Criticism He's Received During Recruiting Process

Jim Harbaugh speaks as he is introduced as the new Head Coach of the University of Michigan football team.

ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 30: Jim Harbaugh speaks as he is introduced as the new Head Coach of the University of Michigan football team at the Junge Family Champions Center on December 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh's been recruiting incredibly well during his first full cycle at Michigan. The Wolverines' currently have the No. 3 class in the country, per 247 Sports

He's also been on the receiving end of some pretty harsh criticism

Michigan's had a slew of de-commitments leading up to National Signing Day and some of them are believed to be forced by the Wolverines' staff to make room for higher-ranked recruits. Multiple recruits who have de-committed have complained about a lack of communication with Harbaugh during this process. 

This afternoon, Harbaugh commented on some of the criticism he's been receiving. 

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Some of the recruits who have de-committed would likely disagree with the former part of that statement, but you can't disagree with the latter. Recruiting is definitely a meritocracy.