Much has been made about the NCAA's controversial ruling to ban satellite camps in college football. It hits particularly close to home in the Detroit area, where the Sound Mind Sound Body has been held on a yearly basis and helps prospects from all over the Midwest improve and get noticed.
Last year, Jim Harbaugh, Mark Dantonio and Urban Meyer, among other coaches, were at the event not just scouting players, but also coaching and speaking to these young men about how to be better on and off the field.
Under the NCAA's ruling, college coaches will no longer be able to attend events like this and it certainly affects how they will operate moving forward.
Many past, present and future Wolverines, Spartans or other college athletes have bettered themselves through the experience and have chimed in throughout the weekend with their two cents on the issue.
Here is a handful of tweets:
All I got to say.... pic.twitter.com/HOVhsIJhw4— Khalid Hill (@Thatboylid80) April 10, 2016
NCAA needs to change their outlook on these camps. Sound Mind Sound Body has helped many athletes get where they are today. #ChangeNCAA— Alex Malzone (@AlexMalzone) April 10, 2016
We can't let the NCAA do this. Everybody get #ChangeNCAA trending. They think they're hurting Coach but they're really hurting the kids.— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) April 10, 2016
I'm not worried about the SEC, what about the kids that only have the resources to go to the satellite camps. SMSB did so much for so many.— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) April 10, 2016
2017 OL Jordan Reid
Sound Mind Sound body has helped us young men in so many ways not just FOOTBALL life skills which will help ussucceed in life #ChangeNCAA— Jordan Reid (@jordanreid58) April 10, 2016
2017 DB Jaylen Kelly-Powell
Thanks to Sound Mind Sound Body, I have OPTIONS for the BIGGEST DECISION IN MY LIFE. #ChangeNCAA— Jaylen Kelly-Powell™ (@JKellypowell) April 10, 2016
2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones
2018 DB Reggie Pearson
sound mind sound body camp took me from an undeveloped 8th grader with no offers to a 9th grader with 5 offers within a year. #ChangeNCAA— Reggie (@reggiepearson21) April 10, 2016
2016 OL signee Michael Onwenu
NCAA satellite camp ban is stupid. Those camps are effective in building relationships and the players that get you guys paid #ChangeNCAA— Michael Onwenu (@_MXKEY) April 10, 2016
That's bold I have been to Sound Mind Sound Body all 4 of my years and it has gotten me exposure tremendously #ChangeNCAA— Michael Onwenu (@_MXKEY) April 10, 2016
2019 LB Tyrece Woods