The Michigan football program has made Paramus, New Jersey a bit of a pipeline on the recruiting trail recently and they now have hired former Paramus Catholic head coach Chris Partridge in a recruiting role, according to NorthJersey.com.
The move reunites Partridge with a pair of former standout players for the Paladins in defensive back Jabrill Peppers and offensive lineman Juwann Bushell-Beatty, both 2014 recruits.
Current Paramus Catholic head coach Blake Costanzo had this to say in the article:
“This opportunity is so good, because he gets to touch the nation in terms of recruiting and really get a good grasp of program goals,” said current Paramus Catholic coach Blake Costanzo. “It’s going to be a good opportunity to broaden his horizons for the future. It’s a big step for him.”
Partridge's official title will be the recruiting operations coordinator in a revamped player evaluation system under Jim Harbaugh that will be similar to what Alabama runs.
This is an interesting hire and could help the Wolverines on the recruiting trail instantly, as another Paladin star, five-star 2016 defensive tackle Rashan Gary, holds an offer from the staff and is one of the top prospects in the country.