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Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh sends recruit a postcard from Paris

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Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press

Michigan football’s trip to Paris last week was a fine opportunity for current players to embrace a foreign culture as a unit. 

And Jim Harbaugh got some recruiting in along the way. 

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Kelvin Hicks, the father of 4-star defensive end Marcus Hicks from Wichita, Kan., shared a postcard that he says Harbaugh sent his son from Paris during Michigan’s trip abroad. 

The postcard, in part, reads:

“Marcus, (I) hope you’re doing well. This is Coach Harbaugh. I’m sending you a postcard from our team trip to France. It’s been awesome and I hope you can join us on our future trips. Good luck preparing for your season.” 

Hicks is considering offers from Oklahoma, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State and a slew of other schools. 

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This does not break any NCAA rules, as Michigan’s trip to Paris landed during an evaluation period. During those times, coaches can maintain contact with recruits through written or telephone/electronic communication as well as make visits to their high schools.

There can’t be any face-to-face contact during these periods, but in this case, Harbaugh was more than 3,000 miles away.  

U-M also landed a commitment during its trip overseas as the Wolverines got a pledge from 3-star Paw Paw offensive lineman Karsen Barnhart while Harbaugh and offensive line coach Ed Warinner were in France. 

Harbaugh made a point of saying Michigan’s overseas trip will remain a staple of his program moving forward

The Wolverines are considering several options for next spring, including Cuba, South Africa, Greece and Spain. 

Contact Nick Baumgardner: nbaumgardn@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @NickBaumgardner. Download our Wolverines Xtra app for free on Apple and Android devices!

 

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