Big Rapids, Mich. - The reigning NCAA Division II National Finalist Ferris State University football program has announced its 2019 "Elite Exposure Satellite Camp Tour" with stops at locations across the state of Michigan starting this coming week.
The Bulldogs have posted the best overall record of all collegiate programs in the state of Michigan over the past seven years and are coming off a historic 2018 fall campaign in which they reached the national championship game.
Ferris State's camp tour will include stops at East English Village (May 20), River Rouge (May 21), East Grand Rapids (June 12), Ferris State (June 17), Brighton (June 19) and Battle Creek Central (June 20). All camps will be open to high schoolers in grades 9-12.
Each camp will run for three hours and is only $40 per person. The camp will include combine testing, position specific drills along with fundamentals and techniques. Campers should bring a helmet and cleats and each camp is open to all position groups.
To sign up for the camp, please visit FerrisStateBulldogs.com/Camps. Walkup registration will also be available via cash/check only. Additional information can also be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-866-950-2267.
Below are the dates & locations for this summer's camp tour:
May 20 - East English Village HS, 5-8 pm
May 21 - River Rouge HS, 5-8 pm
June 12 - East Grand Rapids HS, 6-9 pm
June 17 - Ferris State University, 1-4 pm
June 19 - Brighton HS, 1-4 pm
June 20 - Battle Creek Central HS, 5-8 pm
The Bulldogs will begin their 111th season of varsity competition this coming fall with their sights set on making a sixth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
Along with reaching the national title game, the Bulldogs captured the GLIAC Championship in 2018 and won the Super Region Three title by winning their first four NCAA Playoff games en route to a historic run. The four playoff wins included FSU's first-ever National Semifinal victory at Minnesota State. Recently, SB Nation labeled FSU as Michigan's best football team of 2018 regardless of division.
Over the last five seasons at Ferris State, the Bulldogs have compiled a 60-8 overall record and claimed three conference championships, posted three unbeaten regular-seasons, captured two regional titles and reached the national quarterfinals three times. Ferris State has also accumulated three Harlon Hill National Player of the Year trophies, twice had a student-athlete tabbed as the nation's National Scholar-Athlete of the Year and won 10 postseason games.
The Bulldogs hold the nation's best record over the past five seasons and are one of only four teams in all of college football at any NCAA level to win 11 games each of the last five years along with Alabama, Ohio State and North Dakota State. FSU is also the only D2 team in the country to reach the national quarterfinals for three consecutive years and the Bulldogs' five-straight playoff appearances is the second-longest longest streak in the nation.
FSU's 15 wins this past year were the most in school history and the Bulldogs' 15-straight wins overall also set a new school record. Ferris State's 60 wins in the last five years (2014-18) marks the Bulldogs' best five-year stretch in school history.
In the seven seasons under Annese, the Bulldogs have become a national power on the Division II level. FSU has posted a 75-15 overall mark in the last seven years and the Bulldogs have also posted the best winning percentage of all 21 collegiate programs in the state of Michigan along with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) since his arrival. Twice he's been tabbed as the Super Region Coach of the Year at Ferris State and this past season was named both the GLIAC Coach of the Year and the Hero Sports National Coach of the Year.
Overall, Annese has won 85% of his games as a head coach on the collegiate and prep levels and owns 300 wins to date, which is the most of any current GLIAC member head coach at all levels.