Satellite camps for football programs were banned Friday by the NCAA Division I council. The camps were brought to the forefront last summer by a cross-country tour by Michigan and coach Jim Harbaugh. Ohio State jumped into the picture with its coaching staff participating in one at Florida Atlantic, and some other Big Ten schools took part in similar camps.

Satellite camps for football programs were banned Friday by the NCAA Division I council.

The camps were brought to the forefront last summer by a cross-country tour by Michigan and coach Jim Harbaugh. Ohio State jumped into the picture with its coaching staff participating in one at Florida Atlantic, and some other Big Ten schools took part in similar camps.

Ohio State had planned to be part of another camp in Georgia this summer, and Michigan reportedly was planning another tour.

"The Council approved a proposal applicable to the Football Bowl Subdivision that would require those schools to conduct camps and clinics at their school's facilities or at facilities regularly used for practice or competition," the NCAA said in a release. "Additionally, FBS coaches and non-coaching staff members with responsibilities specific to football may be employed only at their school's camps or clinics."

Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said simply, "I am OK with it," when asked for a reaction.

At least one high-profile prospect in the 2017 recruiting cycle, quarterback Tate Martell of Las Vegas, did not like it. He seemed to be thinking about teammates and others when he reacted to the ruling on Twitter.

"NCAA doesn't truly care about student athletes," Martell wrote. "Why would you make it harder than it already is for some kids to get recruited?"

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