Jim Harbaugh named commencement speaker at Paramus Catholic

Now having some free time in the offseason, Jim Harbaugh will be giving the commencement speech at Paramus Catholic this summer.

Jim Harbaugh might have a little bit of spare time this summer after the NCAA ruled to ban all satellite camps.

However, pencil him in for a weekend in June as Harbaugh will have important business in New Jersey to attend to. According to a report by NorthJersey.com, Harbaugh was announced by Paramus Catholic's school president Jim Vail to be the school's commencement speaker on June 9.

“Commencement is an academic ceremony. It’s not connected to athletics,” Vail said in the report. “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.”

The school's football program is headlined by five-star defensive lineman Rashan Gary who is headed to Michigan in the fall. In the 2017 class, Harbaugh has been recruiting Scout 100 four-star linebacker Drew Singleton hard as well as three-star defensive tackle Corey Bolds. The school was the former home to U-M's do-it-all player Jabrill Peppers, who was a highly touted recruit coming out of school.

According to the report, the opportunity to be commencement speaker was offered to Harbaugh "months ago" and he immediately accepted the offer. The official word had to be cleared and approved by the NCAA.


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