May 6, 2016
ANN ARBOR — Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey has been very good to Michigan in recent years.
Which is why it should come as no surprise that Jim Harbaugh wants to make a visit whenever he can.
Per NorthJersey.com, Paramus Catholic — the same high school that produced Michigan star Jabrill Peppers and five-star signee Rashan Gary — will host Harbaugh and his Michigan coaching staff for a satellite camp June 8.
The next day, of course, Harbaugh will give the commencement speech at Paramus’ graduation ceremony. Michigan was originally scheduled to attend a satellite camp in Pearl, Mississippi on June 8 before the NCAA’s Division I Council banned the events in early April. The ban was rescinded late last month, of course, and Michigan’s schedule has seen some shuffles since then.
Michigan will not work the New Jersey camp alone, though. Per the report, coaches from Boston College, Syracuse, Temple, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Villanova and Monmouth will also be on hand.
Michigan’s relationship with Paramus began toward the end of the Brady Hoke era, when Michigan’s former head coach was able to first snag a commitment from offensive lineman Juwann Bushell-Beatty before reeling in Peppers shortly afterward.
Harbaugh strengthened Michigan’s stance in New Jersey shortly after taking the job in early 2015 when he hired ex-PC head coach Chris Partridge to be his recruiting operations coordinator.
Partridge then helped Michigan secure the services of Gary — the nation’s top-ranked prospect in 2016 — this past recruiting cycle and is now serving as the team’s linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.
Paramus Catholic — one of the top football schools in New Jersey — has more top prospects on its roster for 2017 as well.
Four-star defensive lineman Corey Bolds and four-star linebacker Drew Singleton are two of Michigan’s 2017 targets.
June will be an action-packed month for Michigan’s coaching staff, and it might get more hectic. Harbaugh said Thursday he still hasn’t decided how many satellite camps Michigan will attend this summer.
As of now, though, the full camp slate — along with Michigan’s own camps in Ann Arbor — is rather exhaustive.
Michigan has tentative camps scheduled in 13 different states — including Michigan — for the month of June.