The satellite camp helps get prospects in front of coaches and help coaches begin to winnow down prospects for their recruiting boards. It is probably not meant for this kind of early recruiting.
Following a satellite camp in Atlanta, Florida became the third team to offer eighth grade quarterback Harrison Bailey a scholarship. That is right, “third team” and “eighth grade.”
Just received a offer from the University of Florida! ? pic.twitter.com/8AWAqa2tow
— harrison bailey (@HBailey_05) June 16, 2016
“It’s always good to be on the field and have the attention of big time coaches like the Florida staff,” Bailey told Woody Wommack of Rivals.com. “They were excited about being at the camp and I could feel the energy of the coaches. To have them watch me throw just shows me that all the hard work is paying off.”
North Carolina and Miami have also offered the eighth grade prospect.
Of course making a final college decision is a long way away. And an offer is pretty non-binding at the end of the day. A lot is going to happen in the next five years as he makes a college decision — let alone his playing high school football.