Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Among Big Names at FDU Camp

Farleigh Dickinson University hosted what many say was the biggest Northeast showcase to date. Over 800 high school football players from across the country traveled to Madison, New Jersey to be seen and taught by some of the best leaders in college football. Organized by Rutgers new head coach Chris Ash, the camp was run by coaches from Temple, Rutgers, Ohio State, UMass, William Patterson, Kean and Monmouth.

Evan Cooper and Phil Snow of Temple University

The night was described as, “The most swagged-out and high energy camp you’ve ever been apart of.” To get that energy going, coaches had the players do two claps and then scream like legendary WWE wrestler Ric Flair. The camp featured warm-ups, position drills and competitions.

Among the big names stopping by the FDU fields was Eric LeGrand, as he continues to maintain his ties to Rutgers and football, the game that put him in a wheelchair. Greg Schiano also returned to the state where he made college football and Rutgers University relevant. Schiano is now on the staff at Ohio State under Coach Urban Meyer, who expressed how much he respected and loved New Jersey football and the talent it produces.

No one can tell you more about Garden State talent then Jim Harbaugh, the University of Michigan head coach who has recruited heavily in the area for the past few years. The same night as the FDU camp, Harbaugh ran his own showcase across the state at Paramus Catholic High School, to be followed by a commencement address at the prestigious private school. Among Harbaugh’s recent recruits is PC’s Rashan Gary.

Ash never mentioned his rival’s camp that had set up in Ash’s home state.

Although Harbaugh’s across-the-state presence was not acknowledged, his twitter habits came to mind during a group speech. Throughout the evening, and in between drills and competitions, many coaches spoke to the athletes, but one of the strongest messages came from Urban Meyer. “Don’t be selfish, don’t be a jerk and stay off twitter,” Ohio State’s head coach warned—an interesting caution considering Harbaugh’s recent controversial tweets, and one more piece of good advice for a camp loaded with eager athletes.


  1. Matt Sellitto

    June 26, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Why weren’t we involved???

  2. Denise Delle Donne

    June 27, 2016 at 9:39 am

    So proud of you, Michael!!!!!

  3. Marisa delledonne

    June 27, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Love you Mikey!

  4. John Faketor

    June 27, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Michael I work with Sports Illustrated and loved the article. Reach out to me some time and let’s talk.

    • Michael DelleDonne

      Michael Delle Donne

      June 27, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Hello John,
      Thank you very much. Glad you liked the article. How can I find contact information for me to contact you? Thanks.

  5. Danny Blessing

    June 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Delle I love you

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