Last summer, Nebraska coach Mike Riley and his assistants worked a variety of camps in Miami, Los Angeles and Atlanta to promote the Husker brand and get a look at prospects who couldn't afford to spend hundreds/thousands of dollars to attend NU's own camps on unofficial visits. Michigan — which prominently held a "Summer Swarm" — and many other schools did the same.
The ACC and SEC don't like it — especially Michigan and coach Jim Harbaugh's aggression. So, at the American Football Coaches Association, the two leagues made proposals that would effectively kill satellite camp use, ESPN reported Tuesday.
The ACC proposed that school camps only occur at facilities regularly used by the schools. The SEC proposed that coaches no longer be allowed to work the camps of other schools.
From the article:
"Each football playing conference will vote on the proposals in April meetings, and it would a take two-thirds vote for them to formally pass and become the law of the land on the recruiting trail."
“None of us that have (satellite camps) make any bones about the fact that, yes, there's some evaluation and recruiting, but there is coaching going on,” Riley said in September. “I always tell kids — every time I get to coach one of these camps and our coaches get to work there — you've got a foundation of learning from your high school coach, and you can learn something today that can maybe help with that.”
ESPN also reported it's unlikely that an early signing date that's been under discussion will happen until at least 2017.