The latest Michigan football commitment has Jim Harbaugh flipping out — literally.
Jaydon Hood, the No. 11 inside linebacker and No. 298 overall player in the class of 2021 per 247Sports' Composite rankings, committed to the Wolverines on Monday. In a tweet confirming his commitment, he also shared some interesting footage of Harbaugh, defensive coordinator Don Brown and linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary performing ... cartwheels?
Committed 100%... Go Blue 〽️ @UMichFootball @JayHarbaugh @luc_brian @FBCoachDBrown @247Wolverine @MichOpinion @espn @247Sports @CoachHarriott @TwanRussell @FeetHipsHands @TheCribSouthFLA @EraPrep @Iam_SheaHood @HoodShandon @Shepp42 pic.twitter.com/ycVhFYgd9v— Jaydon hood (@JaydonHood_7) May 25, 2020
With Hood's commitment, Michigan's 2021 class now ranks sixth nationally and second in the Big Ten, behind only Ohio State.
This isn't the first time we've seen Harbaugh perform viral antics on the recruiting trail. There was that time he planned a sleepover at kicker Quinn Nordin's house, or the time he climbed a tree to secure cornerback David Long (Nordin and Long both signed with the Wolverines, it's worth noting). In all, he has done an excellent job of leveling with recruits, not only with headline-producing hijinks, but also by offering them enriching opportunities such as trips to Rome.
That said, there's something slightly unsettling about watching grown men perform cartwheels — let alone college football coaches.