After spanning nine states, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh and his satellite camps might have seen the dawn of day as the NCAA ruling body plans to slash the opportunity to operate training camps off-campus.
The ACC and SEC, who have strict rules prohibitng camps within a certain radius – are two parties in favor of cutting down the need to train elsewhere, like Jim Harbaugh did this past summer in his “Summer Swarm Tour.”
Likewise in the proceeding months, the NCAA will review 72 legislative proposals with the elimination of satellite camps in the pile.
An unidentified source had this to say about possibly doing away with satellite camps, making it a requirement to stay stateside:
“An ACC proposal that would apply to all of Division I if adopted would require a Football Bowl Subdivision school’s camp to be held on the school’s campus and limit FBS coaches and football personnel to working at only those camps. A similar proposal from the SEC would limit FBS coaches and football personnel to working at camps sponsored by his or her school.”
Despite the controversy issues of territory and boundaries, Harbaugh’s method of extending camps out-of-state and into Alabama, Pennsylvania and Florida, for example, is nothing short of a recruiting tool to in outsourcing.
Probably two of Michigan’s most promising 2016 recruits, Avon High School (IN) quarterback Brandon Peters (considered Indiana) and Cedar Creek (NJ) wide receiver Ahmir Mitchell (considered Rutgers), are prime examples of Michigan’s outreach tour in snagging recruits from other programs.
Regardless of a probable ban of hosting satellite camps, Harbaugh plans to continue his nationwide tour next year with an additional stop at Old Dominion University in Virginia.
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