Two of Alabama’s newest assistant coaches are in Texas today for the Houston Cougar Football Mini Camp III. Jeff Banks and Josh Gattis both tweeted before taking off from Tuscaloosa.

The Crimson Tide will be one of several Power 5 teams represented at Houston’s satellite camp, along with Georgia, Ohio State and Texas. They will serve as guest coaches alongside the Cougars’ staff. Per the camp website, participants will be able to focus on sharpening the skills of their individual positions, while learning the fundamentals and techniques of football.

Alabama has had some success recruiting the state of Texas, including the Houston area, in the past. Junior quarterback Jalen Hurts is a native of Houston, and in the most recent cycle, UA signed 4-star wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, the No. 5 wideout in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports Composite. Head coach Nick Saban said this of Waddle after signing day.

“Jaylen is an outstanding young man. I mean really a good person,” Saban said. “We had him in a camp last summer, and we’ve recruited him for a long time. He’s got great quickness, change of direction and run after catch. Really an outstanding overall receiver, but would work really well for us in the slot. Has really good run after catch, speed sweep type of ability. … We’re excited about him because great quickness, great change of direction, really really hard to cover, and a great person.”

There are several prospects the Alabama coaches like from the Houston area, including

2019 OT Javonne Shepherd, 2020 WR Demond Demas, 2019 CB Marcus Banks, 2019 CB Erick Young, 2020 RB Zach Evans and 2019 RB Deondrick Glass, to name a few.

June will be a busy month for the staff. All of UA’s camps will be condensed into the first 25 days of the month, as June 25 through July 24 is considered a dead period. That prohibits face-to-face contact between coaches and recruits, regardless of the location. The Tide has already been present at satellite camps at Florida International and Florida Atlantic.

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

“I mean, this is the Wild Wild West at its best,” Saban said in 2016. “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.

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“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 is also holding a one-day OL/DL camp in Tuscaloosa today.

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