Jim Harbaugh Continues Recruiting Sleepovers With NFL Linebacker’s Brother

    Jim Harbaugh continues recruiting sleepovers with NFL linebacker's brother, Connor Murphy.

    January 20, 2016

    Jim Harbaugh continues recruiting sleepovers with NFL linebacker’s brother, Connor Murphy.


    Thanks to the efforts of Jim Harbaugh, the Michigan football brand has been growing at a rapid pace. He took the Wolverines from a 5-7 team in 2014 to a 10-3 record in his first year as the head coach.

    But the growth is not just coming by way of wins. Harbaugh has also turned Michigan into the current “it” program, in large part due to his recruiting efforts. 

    The Wolverines coach recently put his body on the line to simply retrieve a ball while playing a game of catch with a recruit’s siblings. He literally attended a high school class with another recruit. And, by now, we all know about the sleepover trend he’s started.

    Apparently the latter has become one of his go-to recruiting tactics, because on Tuesday night, Harbaugh spent the night at the home of Connor Murphy, a 4-star defensive end from Phoenix, Ariz.

    What makes this story more intriguing is the fact that Murphy is the younger brother of Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy, who coincidentally played for Harbaugh at Stanford.

    Okay, maybe it’s not a coincidence after all. But all three had a blast watching Netflix together, according to the Murphy brothers’ posts on Twitter and Instagram.

    When Harbaugh shows up past midnight for a sleep over at the Murphys #pillowfight

    A photo posted by Trent Murphy (@trent.murphy) on

    Harbaugh clearly has the recruiting game figured out.

    MORE: 4-Star Recruit Decommits From Michigan

    DOWNLOAD THE APP

    Have the full Stadium experience

    Watch with friends

    Get rewards

    Join the discussion