Ravens coach John Harbaugh to work Michigan camp with brother and Maryland coach DJ Durkin

Maryland will enter the satellite camp fray full bore this summer behind DJ Durkin, who saw the benefits of the events firsthand last year under his former boss at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh.

But when Durkin attends the Next Level Football Camp at Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey on June 8, there will be some other familiar local faces with him.


Ravens coach John Harbaugh and members of his staff will work the camp, Paramus Catholic president James P. Vail announced earlier this week. Maryland is one of 37 schools slated to attend the camp, Vail wrote in a memo, which is expected to feature 500 players from more than 170 high schools in 11 states. There will also be a marching band camp featuring the Michigan band staff.

In October, John Harbaugh was on the sideline while Jim Harbaugh — and Durkin, then Michigan's defensive coordinator — coached the Wolverines to a 28-0 win over Maryland. In March, the brothers combined the Michigan and Ravens staffs for the "Greatest Football Clinic Ever" in Ann Arbor, Mich.

John Harbaugh, who knew of Durkin through the Terps coach's time with his brother, was complimentary of Maryland's hire of Durkin back in December.

"DJ Durkin is special, and he's going to do a great job," Harbaugh said.

Earlier this month, the Ravens drafted one of Jim Harbaugh's former Michigan players when they selected defensive tackle Willie Henry in the fourth round.

The Next Level Football Camp has become a lightning rod of sorts for satellite camps this summer. Maryland was announced as part of the camp at Paramus Catholic, a New Jersey football powerhouse, last week. Harbaugh headlines the group of head coaches, which also includes Syracuse's Dino Babers and Pittsburgh's Pat Narduzzi, both of whom will bring their full staffs to North Jersey.

Rutgers coach Chris Ash is holding a camp of his own with Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Temple's Matt Rhule on the same day about seven miles away at Farleigh Dickinson.

In the year-plus since he returned to Ann Arbor to take over his alma mater, Harbaugh has used all sorts of creative ways to boost the profile of Michigan, already one of college football's notable brands. There have been sniping tweets, a star-studded National Signing Day event and a whole lot more.

This summer's satellite camp tour is just the latest, and he's bringing his brother with him.