Like most college coaches, I’ve run and attended hundreds of prospect type camps over the years. It’s part of the job and the recruiting process. As a high school player (or parent/coach), you already have attended many of these camps or soon will.
So I thought it might be both fun and informative to get inside the mind of what a college coach thinks while at these prospect/showcase/recruiting camps.
As with all other aspects of the recruiting process, we are hoping every time we go recruiting that we find a player who both fits what we need on the field and in the classroom, but also that this player likes our school and program. It’s the same at a showcase-type camp. For this reason, most coaches prefer to attend their own school’s camps as they know right away that the players attending their camps are interested in their schools.