It has been announced that the Georgia Southern Eagles will hold a satellite camp along with the Georgia Bulldogs and Colorado State Rams at Buford High School June 16. Satellite camp news has been all the rage recently, with some coaches being in favor of them, and others like Nick Saban being vehemently against.
From a relationship perspective, the three teaming up makes sense. New GS head coach Tyson Summers spent the last year as the defensive coordinator under CSU coach Mike Bobo. Summers was also a graduate assistant at UGA in 2005, when Kirby Smart was employed as the Bulldogs running backs coach.
Come and be seen!!! #makeaSTATEMENT #GABRED pic.twitter.com/3uKRPKPfbl— Coach Rico Zackery (@RicoZackery) May 4, 2016
I think the main question that comes out of all this is: How does this benefit the Eagles?
Southern is not a true rival with the Bulldogs, outside of irritation some fans might feel toward UGA and their fanbase, so there is no conflict there.
But what does GS get out of teaming up with these two schools in particular? Do they think that higher-rated recruits might look their way if they host a camp for and interact with these players?
Personally, this doesn't seem like it's going to make a huge difference either way. If the Eagles coaching staff believes this will help in recruiting, then I can understand the thinking behind sharing a camp with the Bulldogs.