Tom Brady, Derek Jeter to attend Michigan's signing day event

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Jim Harbaugh and Michigan are pulling out all the stops for its National Signing Day party on Wednesday.

Not only will pro wrestler Ric Flair be in attendance at the “Signing of the Stars” event at Hill Auditorium, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and longtime New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will also be on hand to welcome the Wolverines’ 2016 class to Ann Arbor.

Brady, a four-time Super Bowl winner, played collegiately at Michigan while Jeter, a native of Kalamazoo, Mich., was offered a scholarship to play for the Wolverines, but chose to go pro after the Yankees chose him fifth overall in the 1992 MLB Draft. He went on to win five World Series titles with the Yankees.

Jeter received a jersey from Harbaugh before the Wolverines’ Sept. 26 game against Oregon State.

The event will be live-streamed on and co-hosted by The Players’ Tribune, a website founded by Jeter, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will introduce the prospects who sign their national letters of intent to play for the Wolverines, including the program’s early enrollees who are already on campus.

Brady, Jeter and Flair headline a varied group of guests to attend the event. Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh (brother of Jim), former Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, former NFL head coach Mike Shanahan, former Michigan players Desmond Howard, Denard Robinson and Jon Jansen, longtime college head coach Lou Holtz, MLB pitcher Derek Holland, NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, musicians Migos, Mayer Hawthorne, Josh Gracin and Jack Kennedy, actress Jessica Szohr and ESPN analyst Todd McShay are also scheduled to be in attendance.

Along with the obvious exposure for the football program, Michigan is also hoping to raise awareness and funds for the Chad Tough Foundation for pediatric cancer research. The foundation honors Chad Carr, the grandson of longtime Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr. Chad passed away in November at the age of five.

Michigan, entering its second season of the Harbaugh era, currently has the fifth-best class in the country, according to The Wolverines are the favorites to land commitments from several other top prospects, including No. 1 overall recruit Rashan Gary, a defensive lineman from New Jersey.

Michigan went 10-3 in its first season under Harbaugh.

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