The NCAA banned the satellite camps that Jim Harbaugh drew attention to three days ago. Coincidentally or not, Jim Harbaugh found a different way to establish his presence at a high school.

According to, Harbaugh will serve as the commencement speaker at Paramus Catholic High School’s graduation. That just so happens to be where No. 1 recruit and Michigan signee Rashan Gary will be graduating from. That’s also where current Michigan star Jabrill Peppers graduated from in 2014.

Paramus Catholic president Jim Vail maintained that Harbaugh’s message will not be about football.

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

For those crying foul, this was reportedly in the works well before the satellite camp ban was ruled:

Vail confirmed to that the deal had been agreed upon months ago and that the two parties were just waiting on NCAA compliance to sign off on the event. And Harbaugh did serve as the commencement speaker at his son’s graduation last year.

Still, it’s another way of Harbaugh working around the NCAA rulebook to establish his presence with recruits.

Michigan is recruiting a pair of 2017 recruits from Paramus Catholic. Four-star outside linebacker Drew Singleton and four-star defensive lineman Corey Bolds both have offers from Michigan. Even though they won’t be graduating, some still might interpret Harbaugh’s presence as a way of recruiting them.

More likely than not, this won’t make other coaches think any higher of Harbaugh.