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Texas Longhorns Head Coach Tom Herman Plans To Join Out-Of-State Satellite Camps

Texas football will hit the road on a national tour this summer, with Tom Herman's satellite camp circuit featuring stops in several recruiting hotbeds from coast-to-coast.

First-year head coach Tom Herman is taking his show on the road this summer.

Texas Longhorns football will hit up the satellite camp circuit, with stops planned in several recruiting hotbeds from coast-to-coast.

The Longhorns will set up shop in areas near the Florida coast, Atlanta, Southern Louisiana and Las Vegas, with hopes the Las Vegas camp will also attract prospects from Phoenix and Los Angeles.

"We feel those areas - Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Louisiana, Atlanta and Florida - have some value to us," Herman said. "We're in the south, there's brand recognition there and kids like the University of Texas in those areas."

Out-of-state satellite camps have not been common for Texas football in years past. Former head coach Charlie Strong held camps in Dallas and Houston last summer, but the Longhorns have yet to cross state lines.

That will change under Herman's watch.

"It's just a way for us to get our brand out there to guys across the country," Herman said. "We're not going to have 10 (camps) on our campus, that just waters it down, but we're not going to waste them either."

Though Herman will participate in satellite camps outside Texas, it in no way mean the staff's focus is shifting away from recruits inside the Lone Star State.

The head coach's philosophy is centered around signing the best players in the state of Texas first. And then if needed, venture outside state lines to find the best national talent from prospects with legitimate interest in the Longhorns.

"If we can sign an entire class of national championship caliber players that are from the state of Texas, we're going to do that," Herman said.

"We're not going to go out of the state unless it's an elite, elite national recruit that can come in and make a difference."

Texas will also host four mini-camps on the 40 Acres between late May and mid-June, in addition to a Friday Night Lights camp in July.

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