May 12, 2016
ANN ARBOR — Michigan will still have a presence in Alabama this summer.
But not as much as originally planned.
Bob Jones High School (Alabama) coach Kevin Rose told AL.com on Thursday that the previously-planned Michigan satellite camp at his high school won’t happen this year.
Michigan had planned to make a trip to Bob Jones on June 6. But, per AL.com, a new bylaw passed by the Alabama High School Athletic Association doesn’t allow high school coaches to participate in any camps until the end of the month.
To be specific, prep coaches in Alabama are now only allowed to participate in camps during the weeks of June 27, July 4, July 11 and July 25. The rule does allow players to participate in camps prior to June 27, but they can’t be accompanied by coaches and they must attend as individuals.
A large portion of that range falls in the NCAA’s summer dead period, which begins June 27 and ends July 10.
Michigan does have another trip to Alabama planned for June 7 at the University of South Alabama.
“I would love to do it if it worked out,” Rose told AL.com. “I think it’s good to have a satellite camp on your campus. If gives your kids an opportunity that they wouldn’t of had. Especially with quarterbacks. You talk to these recruiters, they will not sign a quarterback unless they’ve seen him throw live.
“I still think (satellite camps) are good things. It’s just not going to work out this year.”
Michigan still has 29 satellite camps planned for the month of June, including new additions in Australia, Samoa and Hawaii.