You can thank Penn State coach James Franklin for introducing the term "satellite camp" into the college football lexicon last year. And you can probably thank Jim Harbaugh for making satellite camps a national topic of conversation when Michigan upped the ante on the Big Ten and other programs nationally by announcing its seven-state, nine-camp tour set for June.
about 95 days ago | Mitch Sherman | NCF On The Trail
UPDATE: The video of the call has been posted online and it's every bit as good as you would imagine. Enjoy. Original post: Feb. 4, 2015 -- 12:45 p.m. ET Aleem Medley was on his way to work Wednesday morning when a FaceTime call lit up his iPhone.
about 177 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | NCF On The Trail
Recruiting can be a non-stop grind for the coaches who have to procure that talent. Some days are longer than others. We talked to several Big Ten head coaches this week and asked them to describe their longest days out on the trail.
about 177 days ago | Brian Bennett, Adam Rittenberg and Mitch Sherman | NCF On The Trail
Signing day in State College used to be a non-event. Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno didn't even have a news conference. Just four years ago, the school sent out a release listing the new signees with no additional information.
about 179 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | NCF On The Trail
It's not often a recruit commits to the same school twice, but that's what happened with ESPN 300 receiver John Burt on Monday. 1. ESPN 300 receiver John Burt committed to Texas in July, but he decided a few months later to open things back up.
about 188 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- At the American Football Coaches Association convention, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's ability on the recruiting trail was the talk of high school coaches from all over the country.
about 203 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
Penn State received its most important commitment to date Wednesday night -- defensive coordinator Bob Shoop. After a brief flirtation with LSU, for the same position, Shoop reaffirmed his desire to stay in Happy Valley on Wednesday.
about 206 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
James Franklin comes up big again on the recruiting trail, playing a key role in landing talented cornerback Garrett Taylor. Plus, don't be surprised if the silly season produces some major recruiting drama over the next two months.
about 244 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- When asked why Penn State has done so well recruiting in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metro area, longtime commit Adam McLean quickly replied with an answer that perfectly defines the Nittany Lions' success.
about 271 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail
Five-star Torrance Gibson is slated to announce his decision Monday, and there's expectations that it'll be a good day to be a Buckeye. Plus, Florida and Maryland's recruiting efforts could get a real shot in the arm after big victories this weekend over recruiting rivals.
about 273 days ago | Jeremy Crabtree | NCF On The Trail