Michigan, Alabama, Maryland to participate in St. Frances' satellite football camp Monday

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh looks on prior to the Michigan Football Spring Game.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh looks on prior to the Michigan Football Spring Game. (Gregory Shamus / Getty Images)

At least 15 schools, including Michigan, Alabama and Maryland, will be represented at the St. Frances-hosted satellite camp Monday at Patterson Park, according to Henry Russell, who coaches at St. Frances.

Russell confirmed Saturday that coaches from Maryland's staff -- he wasn't sure how many and which ones -- will be working the evening session for high school players."


Michigan is the obvious headliner, and the entire Wolverines staff, including coach Jim Harbaugh, will be in attendance. Harbaugh is in the middle of leading his staff through a whirlwind of 38 camps in 21 states and two countries this month.

Michigan has had success recruiting the Baltimore-Washington area in the past. Gilman grad Henry Poggi plays fullback for the Wolverines, and Gilman offensive lineman Stephen Spanellis signed with Michigan in February. Russell previously coached at Gilman.

There will also be at least one representative from reigning national champion Alabama in attendance. The Crimson Tide signed four-star defensive lineman Terrell Hall out of St. John's College (D.C.) High School and four-star wide receiver Trevon Diggs -- Stefon Diggs' little brother -- out of the Avalon School in Gaithersburg in this recruiting cycle. There were two Maryland natives -- defensive back Cyrus Jones (Gilman) and offensive lineman Richie Petitbon -- on the 2015 Alabama roster.

The other Football Bowl Subdivision schools at Monday's camp will be: Wake Forest, Navy and Massachusetts. Other schools in attendance will be: Virginia Military Institute, Pennsylvania, Coastal Carolina, Fordham, Albany, Stevenson, Monmouth, Delaware, Indiana (Pa.) and Morgan State. Russell said there's a chance that others will also be working the camp.

The camp will also feature the Michigan men's and women's lacrosse coaching staffs, along with former Gilman and Princeton lacrosse star Damien Davis and Erin Edell, a former star at Delaware and the daughter of former Maryland men's lacrosse coach Dick Edell. The Michigan cheerleading coaches will hold camp as well.

The day will begin with a youth football camp for sixth through eighth graders at Coppermine Du Burns Arena from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first high school football camp at Patterson Park will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by the lacrosse camp from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The second high school football camp will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In May, Russell said he hoped to host 300 high school football players, 300 youth football players, 150 lacrosse players and 100 cheerleaders at the camp.