Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is always thinking for a new way to find an edge. The NCAA may have eliminated satellite camps, but it hasn't banned head coaches speaking at high school commencement ceremonies, at least not yet.
This is what Harbaugh will do on June 9, when he'll deliver the commencement address at Paramus Catholic's graduation in New Jersey. This news was first reported by NorthJersey.com.
Paramus Catholic school president James Vail endorsed Harbaugh's selection.
“Commencement is an academic ceremony. It’s not connected to athletics,” Vail said. “But I have gotten to know Coach Harbaugh pretty well. I’m not a football guy, but I know a great educator when I see one, and he always impressed me as a great educator and great leader.
"He’s a very dynamic individual. He does many things that would make him a great role model for our students.”
Paramus Catholic is a powerhouse program in the Garden State, and one which the Wolverines have a strong relationship with. In recent years, Michigan has signed five-star prospect Jabrill Peppers out of PC, and Harbaugh inked Paladin defensive lineman Rashan Gary, the nation's top recruit, in February.
Former Paramus Catholic head coach Chris Partridge is also an assistant on Harbaugh's staff at UM.
Like most things Harbaugh does, this will likely draw some backlash, but you can't deny the man's creativity and innovation.