For the second year in a row Alabama will be in attendance for Florida International's Butch Davis Football Camp on June 9.

June will be a busy month for the Crimson Tide staff. All of Bama's camps will be condensed into the first 25 days of the month as June 25-July 24 is considered a Dead Period this year, which prohibits face-to-face contact between coaches and recruits regardless of location.

Nick Saban along with Jeremy Pruitt, Mike Locksley, Brent Key, and Joe Pannunzio were in attendance at the FIU camp last summer, which could be seen as the turning point in both Tide signee Josh Jobe's and Patrick Surtain Jr.'s recruitments. 

Heading into the summer, Jobe had announced he was shutting down his recruitment and sticking with his longtime commitment to Miami. After the camp, at The Opening Finals, the Miami, Fla. native said he would give Alabama a chance, which ultimately worked out well for Bama when the four-star corner flipped his commitment to the Tide prior to the Early Signing Period.

In Surtain's case, LSU was considered the heavy favorite for the nation's No. 1 cornerback for the majority of his recruitment. After Saban met with the Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage product, the five-star defensive back trekked to Tuscaloosa for the Champions Cookout in July. Despite the Tigers still being a favorite throughout the season, Alabama kept after Surtain and ultimately landed him on National Signing Day last February.

South Florida has been good to Alabama in recent years with Jobe, Surtain Jr. and Xavier Williams joining the class in 2018. Some of UA's top targets in South Florida in the 2019 cycle include five-star cornerback and Florida State commit Akeem Dent, four-star cornerback Tyrique Stevenson, four-star Jack linebacker Khris Bogle, and four-star running back Kenny McIntosh.

Back in 2016, Saban voiced displeasure with the idea of satellite camps:  

“I mean, this is the Wild Wild West at its best," Saban said in May of '16. "There’s been no specific guidelines relative to how we’re managing and controlling this stuff. It’s happening outside our normal evaluation window, which means we’re taking time away from our players.

“I don’t know how much it benefits anybody, aight. Because all the people that say this is creating opportunities for kids, this is all about recruiting. That’s what it’s about, aight. … And what’s amazing to me is somebody didn’t stand up and say, ‘Here’s gonna be the unintended consequences of what y’all are doing.’”

Last spring, the NCAA adjusted the rules involving satellite camps requiring camps to take place on college campuses or spaces that are used by member institutions. The new rules that went into effect last year also allow coaches participating at the camp to have recruiting conversations with prospective student athletes. With the new rules in place, we've seen the Tide staff take a different approach to camps outside of Tuscaloosa. 

It should be noted that Alabama also has a one-day OL/DL camp at the Capstone on June 9.