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Monday Michigan Recruiting Roundup: Harbaugh responds to satellite camp critics

In this edition, U-M has a solution for camp critics, a RB target has a wild commitment announcement, Nasier Upshur gets invited to The Opening and a 2017 WR is offered.

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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.

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.

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.

Michigan made sure they acknowledged the honor, as Upshur tweeted out.

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.

Harris is currently unranked by the major recruiting services.