Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh received huge praise from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at Michigan’s National Singing Day.
“I think our biggest recruiting day last year was when we got Coach Harbaugh back. I think like every organization, greatness starts at the top and I have competed against him.” Brady said, as reported by weei.com.
Brady along with many celebrities and former athletes introduced the incoming class. The event was streamed online by Derek Jeter’s website, The Player’s Tribune. The star National Football League (NFL) quarterback mentioned that things have changed from his time at the school in mid-1990s.
“It was nothing like it is now, so I hope these young men that come in here understand that it was not always like this.” Brady added.
He also mentioned the famous saying of Michigan, “Those who stay will be champions.”
The former Michigan football star stated his transition from living in California to moving in Michigan. He mentioned the difficulty of adjusting in the cold winter months.
Brady attended University of Michigan from 1996-1999. He was drafted 199th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft.
Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Famer Ric Flair were also present at the event.
It has to be noted that Jeter who was born in Pequannock, New Jersey, has strong bonds to Michigan. He attended his high school in Kalamazoo. Jeter was the sixth overall pick in the 1992 MLB Draft from Kalamazoo HS.
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