I just wanted to update my post from 16 days ago. Rivals has confirmed that Michigan will hold multiple football camps outside the state of Michigan this year. Two are confirmed in Texas and one in Florida. The California camps have yet to be confirmed. You really have to like the creativity of this staff! They are putting significant effort in trying to get elite players in the south to come to Michigan. Those are fertile recruiting gounds that our staff has put a great deal of emphasis on this year and next.
P.S. Old post from March 8th follows so you don't have to search for it.......
March 8th, 2015 at 10:57 AM
Michigan Football Summer Camp in CA?
I read a very interesting topic this morning on a Rivals message board regarding summer camps for Michigan Football. The poster is very credible. A University of Michigan graduate that has built a very successful company around building and developing databases of H.S. athletes for universities and recruiting services. He stated that a source indicated that Michigan was in the process of setting up a summer camp in CA much like Penn State did last year in GA with Georgia State as the host.
There was some speculation that it could be The University of San Diego where Harbaugh used to be the head coach. Additional speculation was the possibility of a LA school where there is some of the best talent in the state or the Bay area which would draw many of the top prospects in Northern CA. He also noted that a person close to the program indicated that he would not be surprised if 50% of the '16 recruiting class would be comprised of TX and CA athletes. He went on to say that the current staff has the most connections in the following 5 states: CA, TX, FL, MI, & OH.
Some of you may recall that the SEC was not very happy with Penn State's James Franklin and his tactics last year with regard to co-hosting a camp in GA. I have linked a couple of those articles. In addition, I hope JH does set up a camp in CA and draw some elite talent from the state.