New Michigan Man: QB Zach Gentry

In Harbaugh\’s time at Stanford, he signed multiple quarterbacks in three of the four years knowing that competition and depth are needed every single position. And he\’s bringing that same mentality to Ann Arbor as Texas QB commit Zach Gentry has flipped and committed to Michigan while on his official visit, becoming the 2nd quarterback in the 2015 class and 2nd commit of the Harbaugh-era.

Excited about the future! #GoBlue 〽️

— Zach Gentry (@ZGentry_11) January 25, 2015

Gentry looks more like a created character in NCAA Football 15 (not a real game anymore) than a high school quarterback. At 6\’7\’\’ 235lbs, Gentry not only has the elite measurables but he also has the speed, athleticism and arm to be a star on Saturdays. Add in Harbaugh\’s ability to develop quarterbacks and the opportunity to play early and he could be the next big thing for the Maize and Blue.

His recruitment was pretty easy going for months, but that all changed when Michigan hired Jim Harbaugh. Gentry committed to Texas in May of 2014 and shut things down, in terms of his recruitment. That included several top programs, like Alabama, coming after him. The lack of activity lasted until mid-January when Coach Harbaugh made his way to New Mexico to meet with the Gentry family. After a great in-home visit, the flip was in motion and an official visit to Ann Arbor was planned. Once he stepped foot on campus and landed his offer, the rest was history.

Height: 6\’7\’\’

Weight: 235lbs

Notable Offers: Texas, Alabama, TCU, Maryland, Tennessee

Ranking: Scout (4*, #19 QB) – Rivals (4*, #4 QB) – 247Sports (4*, #8 QB) – ESPN (4*, #9 QB)


As for the Rest of the Class: Gentry is the 2nd commitment of the Harbaugh era and the 8th in the 2015 class. That means there are between 6-9 (rumored max) spots available. With a rush defensive end and another quarterback in the fold, look for Michigan to wrap up a 1-2 more visitors from this weekend (Ulizio and Pickard are the most likely). Also, keep an eye on the cornerback targets, the staff is looking to bring in two of them.