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Ohio State football to host satellite camp at Florida Atlantic

Urban may not like it, but Ohio State football is hitting the road this summer.

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Michigan football is straight up going on tour this summer, and Jim Harbaugh gives absolutely zero you know whats about what other coaches think about it. The Wolverines aren't the only program setting up camp away from home, as Penn StateOklahoma State and others are doing satellite camps as well.

Ohio State's Urban Meyer has said that he doesn't love this development, but if everybody else is going to take advantage of the rule, Ohio State might as well too. Now, Ohio State will hold at least one camp outside of Ohio this summer, partnering with Florida Atlantic University on June 17. The entire Ohio State staff will appear at the camp.

On paper, that location would make a lot of sense for both parties. Bringing Ohio State's staff to Charlie Partridge's school could get a few prospects that may not otherwise consider FAU a chance to meet and bond with their coaches. It also gives Ohio State additional exposure in a talent rich state, and in a region important to the Buckeyes. St. Thomas Aquinas High School, a powerhouse program that has multiple Buckeye targets (like Nick Bosa), is less than a half hour from FAU. Multiple 2016, 2017 and 2018 targets are within a two hour radius of the school as well.

Will this pay immediate dividends in this recruiting class? It's hard to say, but probably not. If this camp is able to help spur interest in the Buckeyes among 2017 and 2018 class recruits, and get a few more kids to Columbus for camps and games, then it would be a big success. Especially as the NCAA's football oversight committee readies to examine the satellite camp loophole later this summer.