Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh apparently saw the success of the way four-star defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa asked his date to prom and figured imitation was the sincerest form of flattery.
Tagaloa posted a picture to Twitter late Friday night of Harbaugh holding up a sign with striking similarities to the one he used to make his prom request.
— Boss Tagaloa (@_BT75) March 14, 2015
Tagaloa initially retweeted his prom date pitch three days earlier on Twitter, giving Harbaugh plenty of time to prepare a message. The prom poster read "Prom will be sour without you so let's make it sweet. Prom?" Harbaugh's response said "UM will be sour without you so let's make it sweet. Mich?"
The only thing that would have made Harbaugh's pitch any better is if he could have incorporated some of the prose from this 1919 Texas A&M recruiting letter into his sign. There wasn't any room though.
Will Harbaugh's efforts work? According to Rivals, Tagaloa is the No. 14 DT in the class of 2016 and has scholarship offers from 16 teams.
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