The SEC may be adjusting its stance on satellite recruiting camps soon.
Last year, the SEC proposed legislation to the NCAA that called for keeping coaches from guest coaching at recruiting camps around the country. The SEC and ACC do not allow coaches to work on off-campus programs, but with a vote expected this week, many SEC coaches are anticipating that this motion will be denied. Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin told ESPN’s Jeremy Crabtree that change could be on the way and that satellite camps could be coming.
“Our commissioner (Greg Sankey) has spoken and said if it’s not revised or revoked, then we’re going to be able to do it,” Sumlin told Crabtree. The current rule restricting SEC coaches from participating in these programs is set to expire on May 29.
These satellite camps have created quite a controversy in the college football community, with coaches such as Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh invading SEC territory to coach and potentially poach recruits. Sumlin says that A&M and other SEC programs will be prepared if the rule changes.
“I know there are a number of SEC programs that are set and ready to go if it happens,” Sumlin said. “We will have satellite camps outside of the state. We’re ready to go. They’re already on the calendar. We’ve got some tentative dates and locations set, so that if things go a certain way, we can be prepared to go. We’re not the only SEC team that’s doing that, too.”
Get ready, SEC coaches could be coming to a city near you.