Jim Harbaugh is 52 years old. He’s married. He has six children.
The Michigan football coach isn’t too old to have a sleepover, though.
According to Scout.com, Harbaugh is planning on sleeping over at the home of Quinn Nordin, the No. 1 kicker in the 2016 class. Nordin, a Rockford, Mich. native, is committed to Penn State, but the Wolverines are trying to flip him.
— Allen Trieu (@AllenTrieu) January 12, 2016
From the story:
“Under the exact rules, he’s going to be at my house at 12:01 he said. That’s when it’s legal for him to be at my house,” Nordin said. “He said we can watch a movie, see how well we gel and he said he would sleep over after that.
“I was in tears laughing when he said that. He said the next day, if my parents didn’t want me to miss school, he would go to every class with me and go to lunch with me. I was laughing so hard.”
Harbaugh even told Nordin that all he needs is a “6-foot-3 inch piece of carpet” to sleep on in Nordin’s room.
This isn’t the first time Harbaugh will be using the camp-in as a recruiting tactic. It was reportedly a common strategy when the former San Francisco 49ers’ coach was at Stanford, too.
Had heard stories of Harbaugh basically camping at recruits’ houses during time at Stanford. … Still a thing, apparently.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) January 12, 2016
What movie will Harbaugh and Nordin be watching? One of the Star Wars, perhaps? Of course, it’ll have to be one from the first trilogy, as Harbaugh is a major Darth Vader fan.
Maybe Nordin and Harbaugh can have some Gatorade cereal for breakfast the next day, too.
Nordin, by the way, is the same recruit who made this commitment video.
Nordin is reportedly also considering Baylor, along with Penn State and Michigan. He’ll announce his decision on National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 3.