DJ Durkin's former boss is going all out for National Signing Day.
As part of the festivities in Ann Arbor, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh will have a number of notable names on hand for National Signing Day. Former Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is among them.
Also there will be Michigan alum and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Heisman Trophy winner and fellow Michigan alum Desmond Howard, as well as former Tigers manager Jim Leyland, wrestling legend Ric Flair, and rap group Migos.
Of course there is the visibility aspect and the recruiting pitch associated with the invites, but there is a fundraising effort attached to the event. As pointed out by BTN:
The stars will introduce Michigan’s latest national signing class, but more importantly they will be in Ann Arbor to raise awareness and funds for the Chad Tough Foundation, honoring Chad Carr, 5, the grandson of former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr and son of former Michigan quarterback Jason Carr who passed away in November after battling a brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
Michigan class currently ranks No. 5 in the country, according to Rivals.com. The Wolverines are also seen to be the frontrunner for the nation's top player, defensive lineman Rashan Gary.