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Ann Arbor — Derek Jeter always wanted to be a Wolverine.

Becoming a sure-fire Hall of Fame baseball player got in the way.

Jeter came to town this weekend to attend Saturday's Michigan-BYU game, and met with coach Jim Harbaugh on the field during warm-ups.

Harbaugh presented Jeter with a No. 2 jersey.

Jeter, dressed in a blue Michigan hoodie and jeans, also chatted up Michigan basketball coach John Beilein, and posed for lots of pictures with fans.

A Kalamazoo native, Jeter, 41, committed to play baseball at Michigan, but never played a game for the Wolverines.

The Yankees made him the No. 1 pick in the 1992 draft, and by 1996, he was New York's starting shortstop — going on to play 20 years before retiring at the end of 2014. He won five World Series, and will certainly be a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee in five years.

The hype about Jeter started ramping up on Twitter in the last day, as Jeter was spotted by several Michigan fans at a popular Ann Arbor bar.

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