Summer camps aren't just for on-campus visits anymore.
In fact, an increasing amount of players are taking their talents to a national level with camps like Nike's The Opening and the newer Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge becoming more popular.
They are great showcases for individual players, and a chance to compete against the best of the best nationally.
A great showing can really turn a recruitment around, and let's not forget it's also all about players forging relationships as well.
Just because the Big Ten hasn't hit it out of the park in recruiting over the last few years doesn't mean these events are any less important. In fact, one look at who is going to what camp makes this summer one of the most important in recent Big Ten history.
So, who should we keep an eye out for as we head towards big-time camps in just a few short weeks? Let's explore some of the biggest names to watch for with realistic Big Ten offers.