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Four-star 2016 running back Kentrail Moran talks Harbaugh and more

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One of Michigan's top running back targets for the class of 2016 talks about his recruitment and reaction to the hiring of Jim Harbaugh.

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After a month-long search, Michigan finally has its new head coach in Jim Harbaugh and recruits across the nation have reacted positively to the hire.

Included in that group is four-star 2016 running back Kentrail Moran (O'Fallon, Illinois), who I was able to catch up with Saturday afternoon to update his recruitment and a few other topics.

Moran told me that he is still in the process of narrowing down his schools, but the one that stands out the most to him right now is Michigan. He is considering other schools, but they have not offered him yet.

"Wow, Michigan is back," was his reaction to the news.

"I think he brings a lot to the table as a coach," he said. "He's going to do great things there."

Moran has not yet spoken to Harbaugh, but tells me he plans on visiting soon. A timetable for a college decision has not been thought about much to this point.

"I'm not really sure yet," he said. "I'm thinking summer time."

Michigan looks like the team to beat in this one. Moran told 247's Steve Lorenz prior to the coaching hire that if it was Harbaugh he would "probably commit." ($)

Moran was offered by Brady Hoke's staff back in July and had a fair amount of interest then, but Harbaugh has launched them to the top of the list. He was recruited primarily by Jeff Hecklinski and Fred Jackson, who do not appear as if they will be retained on the new staff.

He is the 14th ranked running back in the 2016 class, according to the 247 Composite.