How Tom Brady Recruited Michigan as Much as Michigan Recruited Him
His father and coach sent a grainy tape of his high school junior year to Ann Arbor.
In the olden days of college football recruiting, moms, dads and coaches hunched over VCRs and created tapes that they would then mail to college football offices with the hopes that someone would watch. There was no YouTube highlight reel and no way for coaches to pay along full game videos with the click of a button. In 1994, Michigan defensive backs coach Bill Harris received a VCR recruiting tape. It was of a senior quarterback from Junipero Serra High in San Mateo, California. It started like this:
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