Iowa Staff To Take Part in 'Mega Camp' in Birmingham

Satellite camp ban has been lifted so the Iowa staff will travel to Birmingham for a 'Mega Camp'.

According to a report by, the Iowa staff is taken advantage of the satellite camp being lifted. Satellite camps are football camps held at places away from a college campus. The coaching staffs get the opportunity to coach up perspective college recruits. It is a valuable tool for staffs to expand their recruiting territories and get more face time with recruits that they typically wouldn't have, and it is beneficial for perspective recruits to garner exposure from programs. Traveling to a variety of different camps can be cumbersome and an expensive task and satellite camps can alleviate some of that pressure monetarily. 

Three other power five schools will attend the camp at Samford University in Birmingham. Also in attendance will be the Crimson Tide of Alabama, Georgia, and Georgia Tech. A link to the original story from FootballScoop can be found HERE. As noted in that story, upwards of 30 other programs are expected to be on hand as well. It will be a great opportunity for the Hawkeyes to comb part of the southeast for talent and a brilliant chance for some prospects to be seen by tons of schools at once. 

Iowa has participated in various satellite camps before, in places such as Detroit for the Sound Mind Sound Body event that plenty of other schools attend, and also in regional cities St. Louis and Chicago. The Hawkeyes are planning on returning to Detroit, and other possible destinations for camps will be Georgia, and then in St. Louis and Chicago once again. 

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