Josh Gattis is apparently a very wanted man.
After early reports pegged Alabama’s receivers coach was on the move to Maryland to link up with Mike Lockley, Bruce Feldman and Chris Vannini, both of The Athletic, are reporting Gattis is headed to Michigan to work for Jim Harbaugh. Gattis is expected to be Michigan’s new offensive coordinator.
Gattis was on staff at Alabama for only one season after spending the previous two seasons as Penn State’s receivers coach under head coach James Franklin and former offensive coordinator, now Mississippi State head coach, Joe Moorhead. His official title in Tuscaloosa was co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach.
Under Gattis’ watch, Alabama’s receivers took a significant step forward, including Jerry Jeudy winning the Fred Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation’s top receiver.
Gattis is also known as an elite recruiter. During his time at Alabama, he helped Saban’s program sign five-star Antonio Alfano and four-star Justin Eboigbe. While he was at Penn State, Gattis helped the Lions land five-star receiver Justin Shorter.
The impact Josh Gattis had at Vandy, Penn State and on that young WR group at Alabama this past year was very impressive. Landing him is probably the best addition for Michigan since Harbaugh got Don Brown. https://t.co/fHBITiRZSu
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 10, 2019