Ask those that know Jim Harbaugh best and they will tell you that he is one of the most competitive human beings they’ve ever met. Simply put, Michigan’s new headman makes almost everything a competition. That’s why his relentlessness on the recruiting trail should come as no surprise. The Wolverines have reportedly evaluated over 1200 prospects since signing day and appear to have offered more prospects in that time span than anytime in program history. Today brought official word of that “next level” approach carrying over to the camp circuit.
In early June Michigan will embark upon an unprecedented satellite camp schedule that will take the coaching staff to nine camps in seven states in nine days.
The NCAA prohibits institutions from running camps at locations outside of a 50 mile radius of their respective campuses, but it allows for coaches from said institutions to serve as guest instructors at camps outside of that radius. A number of schools have taken advantage of that loophole over the past few years, and Penn State headman James Franklin received a great deal of attention for getting the Nittany Lions in on the action last year. Harbaugh’s plan to drive a diesel through that loophole will likely garner even more recognition for the Maize & Blue.
"We are excited to go across the country and teach youth football in these communities," Harbaugh said in a statement. "This is a great way for us to continue to be ambassadors for the great game of football."
Michigan’s entire coaching staff is slated to participate in each of the camps.
Football Summer Swarm Tour 2015
June 4 - Bishop Chatard Football Camp, Indianapolis, Indiana
June 5 - Prattville Elite Football Camp, Prattville, Alabama
June 6 - USF One Day Camp, Tampa, Florida
June 7 - Lauren's First & Goal Camp, Easton, Pennsylvania
June 8 - Aldine "Elite" College Football Camp, Houston, Texas
June 9 - Dallas Showtyme Elite Football Camp, Grand Prairie, Texas
June 10 - Mission Viejo Football Camp, Mission Viejo, California
June 11 - DB Guru Football Camp, Fresno, California
June 12 - Sound Mind Sound Body Camp, Detroit, Michigan