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Stoops and UK to hold satellite camps in Florida and Ohio, possibly Georgia


On today’s SEC spring football teleconference, Mark Stoops announced Kentucky will join in on one of the hottest trends in college football recruiting: satellite camps. Stoops confirmed UK will hold several camps in the state of Florida, a couple in Ohio, and possibly in Georgia.

“We will take part, but we won’t overdo it,” Stoops told reporters listening in on the call. “We still want players to get on campus.”

The NCAA Board of Governors voted last week to remove the ban on satellite camps. The board’s new ruling overturned the early April decision to prohibit coaches from working camps outside a 50-mile radius from their school. The camps became a big deal when Big Ten schools, namely Michigan, conducted camps in SEC country.

Even with the new ruling, Stoops said Kentucky’s recruiting footprint will not change all that much.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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7 Comments for Stoops and UK to hold satellite camps in Florida and Ohio, possibly Georgia

  1. How about Ann Arbor? 🙂

  2. bluegrassstu
    1:25 pm May 4, 2016 Permalink

    Amazing, how the SEC complains about Michigan and these camps and ask for the camps to be banned and get their way from the SEC puppet Emmert and his inept cronies, to now embracing these camps now that the camps are no longer banned.

    • theWilkman
      1:38 pm May 4, 2016 Permalink

      I would venture to guess that Stoops has been in favor of these camps since day one. We are in the SEC, but our state doesn’t produce enough talent to compete. These camps only help UK. We don’t have to worry about teams holding camps in our state, and get to hold them in hotbeds like Florida, Georgia, etc.

    • kvltclassic
      1:48 pm May 4, 2016 Permalink

      I mean, it’s all about playing with the hand you’re dealt. You may not like the rule but if the rule is in place you have to use it to your advantage.

  3. DACats86
    2:03 pm May 4, 2016 Permalink

    Satellite camps done right could benefit UK as much or more than any other SEC team, but I see KSTV is teasing a story that Barnhart is “reluctant” about these camps…

    • Sentient Third Eye
      4:30 pm May 4, 2016 Permalink

      Given that we’re the only SEC school that is really utilizing the Ohio pipeline, this is a great way to strengthen those ties even more! It emphasizes to these kids that playing for UK isn’t much different than playing for an in-state school.

  4. macsauce13
    3:35 pm May 4, 2016 Permalink

    Stoops looks a lot like Rich Brooks in this picture. I’m going to take that as a sign from the football gods that we will be going to a bowl this year.