The invasion continues.
Big Ten mainstays Ohio State and Michigan have a reputation of being able to recruit nationally and now the coaches of both programs will be in Georgia this summer to assist at satellite camps.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and his staff will attend a camp at Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, Ga., on June 16, Central Gwinnett coach Todd Wofford told 247Sports’ Kipp Adams.
“I got a call from the Ohio State high school relations department, and they asked me if I was interested,” Wofford told Adams. “I built a relationship with Coach Meyer and the staff from when they recruited (former Ohio State linebacker) Trey Johnson. They felt our high school, with the castle in the background, would be a good avenue to be our guest at our camp.”
This comes after Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh made plans to attend a camp at Cedar Grove High School in Ellenwood, Ga., on June 2. The Wolverines’ coach already ruffled the feathers of the SEC when Michigan held a week of spring practice at Florida’s IMG Academy during the team’s spring break. Many coaches around the conference expressed their displeasure with the event.
Harbaugh and Meyer’s actions make sense when you consider the massive talent base around the South. Their appearances can help their respective programs in recruiting, especially when they’re trying to get players to leave their home regions. As long as high school coaches will have them, don’t expect these visits to stop anytime soon.
“With us being in Gwinnett County and all the talent we have here, it made sense,” Wofford said. “I thought it would be a good opportunity for our school to have such an esteemed guests assist in our camp.”