Alabama apparently joined the satellite camp movement earlier this week when Samford University began promoting the future appearance of Crimson Tide coaches at its June 11 event.
Thursday, Nick Saban confirmed that his staff will be traveling the country this summer, while also emphasizing there’s no place like Tuscaloosa.
“We’re going to participate on a limited basis,” Saban said on a teleconference. “We’re still working on plans, but we’re gonna really focus on continuing to get kids to come to our camps here. Our camps here have always been about player development, and doing a great job of teaching. We have a great staff here, and I think they’ve been beneficial, and they’ve had a great response to our camps here.”
Based on recent comments from SEC coaches, that appears to be the modus operandi around the conference: Focus more on bringing prospects to campus as opposed to “satellite” destinations.
“Any player that’s interested in coming to school here has a chance to see what the University of Alabama has to offer,” Saban said.
Other major college coaches have disclosed future plans or possibilities regarding the camps, which the SEC shot down this spring before reversing course last week.
But Saban did not speculate Thursday.
“We’re not allowed to promote where we’re going,” he said. “But we’re gonna continue to focus on trying to get kids to come to the University of Alabama’s camp.”