Jim Harbaugh remains busy preparing for his second NCAA football season at the University of Michigan, running satellite camps around the nation to coach and look for new talent.
The coach last week was at the South Alabama camp and wore a red Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons jersey.
Of course Jones, a three-time Pro Bowler in the NFL, played for the Crimson Tide in Alabama.
But when asked about what made Harbaugh wear that jersey, the coach said, "I've always had a ton of respect for Julio Jones.
"When I was with the San Francisco 49ers, we were hoping to draft Julio," Harbaugh revealed to reporters, via Scout.com. "Always have had tremendous respect for him, competed against him. ... Class guys. Real gentlemen. I'm just a big fan of a lot of people. And I'm a jersey guy. I like jerseys."
The 49ers held the No. 7 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. It was Harbaugh's first draft as an NFL head coach.
The Falcons traded five picks to the Browns to leap up ahead of the 49ers to select Jones at No. 6 overall.
San Francisco then selected defensive end Aldon Smith out of the University of Missouri. Only one wide receiver was selected in the first round of Harbaugh's tenure, Illinois' A.J. Jenkins, whom the team drafted the following year in 2012.