There were several outstanding freshmen performers last season in Ohio, including Dublin Coffman defensive back A.J. Kirk. He was a rare freshman starter at Coffman, and impressed greatly with his play on the field.

Kirk, the younger brother of former Ohio State and NFL star Mike Doss, played cornerback and safety last year for his high school, but probably projects as a safety at the college level.

He already holds a handful of Power Five offers, and Monday evening Kirk was at Michigan for their camp. He performed well enough to land an offer from Wolverine head coach Jim Harbaugh.

"Being at Michigan was really crazy and it was a good experience for me," Kirk stated. "I had talked to Michigan on the phone a few days before and they told me they wanted me to come out to their camp to show what I've got. They said a lot of top guys were going to be there, and it would be a great opportunity for me."

"I went up there and thought I did really well in drills and in the one-on-one's," he added. "At the end of the camp I was taken to see Jim Harbaugh in his office, and he was talking to me and my teammate Mike Drennen. He spoke to Drennen and Coach Harbaugh offered him. He then turned to me and said he was impressed with my play."

"I never thought he was going to offer me, but he called for Coach (Mike) Zordich to come and meet with him," he continued. "The defensive coaches met with Coach Harbaugh for a few minutes, and he came back and told me I had an offer from Michigan. It was great getting my first Big Ten offer."

Kirk's parents are deceased and he lives with his older brother, a former All-American at Ohio State, so he wasn't exactly raised in a Michigan friendly household.

"That stuff doesn't mean a thing to me, and even though I was raised in a home that was all Buckeyes, I have to say that Coach Harbaugh made me feel like they really wanted me," Kirk explained. "He let me know that Michigan is a place I can come to and realize all my dreams."

"Coach Harbaugh also spoke about school and academics far more than he talked about football, and I could tell that he cares about his players," he noted. "That really meant a lot to me, so I have to say that I was very impressed by the Michigan program and Coach Harbaugh."

In addition to Michigan, Kirk also holds offers from the likes of Boston College, Cincinnati, Kentucky and Toledo. He is ranked as a high three-star recruit for the class of 2021 by 247Sports.