Much has been made about coaches around the country criticizing satellite camps in the wake of Michigan announcing a week-long tour across the United States. Head coach Jim Harbaugh has responded to these coaches by simply saying, "join us."
Harbaugh posted on Twitter a letter outlining "Exposure U," which invites coaches from all across America to come be a part of Michigan's camp in mid-June.
As a Collegial gesture we invite Coaches from Every College to be involved in our football camp. #Compete #ExposureU pic.twitter.com/lMM4ZiSLx2— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 24, 2015
This is incredibly unique and we have never really seen anything like it before. The gripe from coaches has mainly come from the fact that they do not like the idea of programs setting up camp right on their turf.
Well, Michigan has cordially invited the nation to Ann Arbor, and for those who cannot coach due to conference mileage restrictions, they will be welcomed as keynote speakers.
It remains to be seen if Nick Saban or Gus Malzahn will take Harbaugh up on his offer. I would not bank on that.
Washington commits to Florida, then Syracuse 30 minutes later
Saturday was an interesting day in terms of a possible commit watch.
Four-star 2016 running back Robert Washington (Huntersville, North Carolina) made his college choice. There was some buzz late in the week that he possible would pick Michigan, though it never seemed likely. A half-hour before his announcement, Bleacher Report posted an exclusive video interview with him saying that he had committed to Florida.
Not so fast, my friend.
During his scheduled announcement at 3 p.m., he announced that he would be committing to Syracuse.
So what happened? A last minute change of heart, it appears, without notifying Bleacher Report.
Am told Robert Washington informed other staffs last night he was committing to #Gators. Peak #CROOTIN— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) April 25, 2015
Michigan would have absolutely taken a commitment from Washington. Harbaugh apparently had him as the top-ranked running back in the class. Though, they will be just fine with Matt Falcon and Kingston Davis.
Upshur invited to The Opening
We are just a few short weeks away from The Opening, one of the biggest football camps of the year hosted by Nike on their campus. Four-star 2016 tight end Nasier Upshur (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) received an invite to the event during a weekend mini-camp in New Jersey.
Congrats to #TheOpening Finals 2015 invitee, Imhotep Charter (PA) TE Naseir Upshur (@NaseirUpshur). #GOTOPEN pic.twitter.com/UPbiRLvWZr— The Opening (@TheOpening) April 26, 2015
Michigan made sure they acknowledged the honor, as Upshur tweeted out.
〽️ love pic.twitter.com/Xye0jsT8BQ— Pop (@NaseirUpshur) April 26, 2015
Upshur is one of the top tight ends on the board for the Wolverines and they appear to be in pretty good shape with him where we sit today.
Michigan offers 2017 WR Harris
Michigan offered 2017 wide receiver Jaylen Harris (Cleveland, Ohio) on Friday, according to Steve Lorenz of Wolverine247.
#Michigan has offered 2017 WR @JHarris5_ (Cleveland, OH/Cleveland Heights): http://t.co/dn0hAoCuHd— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) April 24, 2015
Harris is currently unranked by the major recruiting services.