DESTIN, Florida — The SEC may have a remedy to the high number of state-hopping satellite camps across the country.
In fact, it’s an idea the SEC has discussed plenty in recent months, especially after the SEC has reluctantly gone along with the NCAA’s ruling to allow satellite camps across the country.
What if the SEC simply started its own camp at the Georgia Dome, invited all 14 members and included compliance staff on site to make sure NCAA rules are not threatened in a hodge-podge of recruiting opportunities for its coaches?
“I would not limit it to one (event),” SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said. “We’ve had conversations about conference-sponsored events. We would likely continue that conversation. That doesn’t mean we’re inclined to pursue that idea, but it’s one we already have had our staff engage in a great deal of work to understand what we may or may not do. We’ll see how that discussion develops over time.”
Sankey may also explore proposing legislation limiting the number of satellite camps programs can conduct, especially in the face of programs such as Michigan scheduling 39 satellite camps this summer— the most in the country.
“I think there are pretty high numbers out there in a number of situations and it’ll be interesting to see once we go through this learning experience of this summer, what the result might be,” Sankey said.