Satellite camps are back: Will Dabo take advantage?

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ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported Thursday that the NCAA has rescinded a ban on satellite camps and that the Atlantic Coast Conference is also lifting restrictions on its coaches regarding such camps.

Satellite camps have been a point of contention as several programs - especially programs from other parts of the country that want visibility in the recruiting-rich South - held camps in the South in hopes of improving visibility.

The ACC told ESPN that it was rescinding its rule prohibiting coaches from working camps outside a 50-mile radius from school and would now be in line with the NCAA regulations.

Would Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney take advantage of the rule? He told TigerNet last season that he is more focused on getting recruits to Clemson's campus and wouldn't be interested in taking Clemson on the road.

"It's a loophole people are taking advantage of, and I think it's something that needs to be addressed," Swinney said last August. "I don't think it's a good thing because ultimately what happens is instead of having camps, You're having combines. I think there's enough of that. My philosophy is we put a tremendous amount of emphasis on our campus here at Clemson. I want to get guys on this campus. That's the best part of everything that we do from a recruiting standpoint. So we can go out on the road and recruit and evaluate and do the things we need to do, but we want to get guys here to Clemson. Because we know if they come, we've got a good shot from a recruiting standpoint. It's something that will probably come to a head one way or another."

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