One of the country’s best high school football players is unhappy with the NCAA.
Tate Martell, a Texas A&M commit and the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the Class of 2017, took to Twitter on Friday to criticize the association’s choice to eliminate satellite camps.
“NCAA doesn’t truly care about student athletes,” Martell tweeted. “Why would you make it harder than it already is for some kids to get recruited?”
Martell raises an interesting point. While satellite camps have drawn the ire of many people in the SEC, they did provide unique benefits for some recruits.
Cedar Grove coach Jimmy Smith said as much two weeks ago during a conversation with SEC Country.
“It’s difficult enough as it is for our program to have fundraisers and get kids opportunities to get to school and get them what they deserve,” said Smith, who planned to team up with Harbaugh for a satellite camp in June.
The Cedar Grove event was expected to draw 300-500 athletes. According to Smith, it would have given him a chance to learn from Harbaugh and given players rare exposure to a college located more than 700 miles away.