College football satellite camps have increased ten-fold since the NCAA reversed its decision on banning them, opening the door for the ACC and other leagues to do the same. The Syracuse Orange clearly want to keep up, as confirmed by the following tweet yesterday:
Syracuse joins a list of schools that already includes Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Purdue, Rutgers, Maryland, Iowa and more at the Cleveland-based camp on June 8.
This is the third such announcement for the Orange since the satellite camp ban was lifted. SU will participate in a Penn State camp down at Old Dominion (Norfolk, Va.), as well as a Jim Harbaugh-run camp in New Jersey.
The three camps represent big target areas for Dino Babers and his staff in the coming recruiting cycles. Syracuse signed two Ohio commits (Andrew Armstrong and Carl Jones) in 2016. They had none from New Jersey or the Virginia area, but have been key for previous classes, and it appears future ones too. SU has one NJ commit for 2017 -- three-star QB Tommy DeVito.
There's no telling how many more satellite camps Syracuse or other schools will be signing themselves up for in the coming weeks. But you can feel the pressure around the country for programs to get themselves out there. Since SU's a private school, it's tough to get a good measure on what their recruiting budget looked like with prior regimes. But you can bet that amount's increased under Babers given all of these camps. Just guessing, but one might think additional geographic targets for Syracuse could include a camp in South Florida and/or one in Michigan too.