Georgia coach Kirby Smart didn't waste a lot of time announcing his school's satellite camp plans after the NCAA lifted its earlier ban on the events. Smart's hitting the road, and not only that, but he's bringing a friend.
"What's that guy in the visor's name again?" ---Jim Harbaugh pic.twitter.com/6iQtvnrlvz— Dawg Sports (@dawgsports) April 29, 2016
After Smart's comments about satellite camps and Harbaugh's tongue-in-cheek references to "the Georgia coach" this might seem a little surprising. It probably shouldn't. By pooling their resources the two programs can bring even more recruits to the camp. For Georgia there's the chance that having the big mouth from Michigan around could bring some recruits who want to see the guy who's created so much buzz. Those recruits' parents still may not be jazzed about them going to college in Michigan. Some of them may end up at Georgia. I have no problem with Jim Harbaugh being Kirby Smart's hype man.
I'd also like to point out that this is unlikely to be the last satellite camp announcement. Now that the genie's out of the bottle you can expect a relentless recruiter like Smart, backed by a big budget, and within 500 miles of several football hotbeds, to show up on the camp circuit a lot. According to DawgNation, it sounds like the Cedar Grove staff wanted Smart at their camp, reached out to Harbaugh, the original guest of honor, and he gave them the go-ahead.