DESTIN, Florida — Auburn is not hot on satellite camps.
Gus Malzahn is especially not fond of them.
The Auburn coach will not visit any of the three satellite camps the Tigers have either organized or will join in June.
“There’s no recruiting. It’s just evaluation,” Malzahn said. “You work out players and all that. From a head coach’s standpoint, I just don’t see the value in that and I want to be around our players. The most important thing for me is our current players and so that’s the reason why we’re doing very few and to have our coaches around players.”
Malzahn reiterated his stance on his goal: bring recruits to campus and sell Auburn by showing them the Tigers’ facilities.
“The big thing for me is I want my coaches around my players this summer,” he said.
Auburn’s biggest satellite camp is scheduled for June 10 in Miami, where five local high schools will participate. The recruiting hotbed is a focus for the Tigers every offseason.