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Jim Harbaugh Once Babysat a Current Recruit


College football coaches look for any way to lure high school players to come play for them. They usually boast the amenities or the success of the team. But new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has arguably the most unique relationship with a recruit. He was a one-time babysitter for Connor Murphy, a highly rated defensive end out of Phoenix.

However, that babysitting was unplanned, as Murphy’s mother went into labor as Harbaugh was meeting his parents. His older brother was going to play for Stanford, where Harbaugh was the head coach at the time. This bizarre story unfolded seven years ago, and Harbaugh hopes that it will be a key component to help bring Murphy to Michigan. 

Watch below to hear their story: