Nine days after the Griffin Bears played an intense Green and Gold game (which the Gold won 20-15), the team will be right back at it, participating in a 7-on-7 passing camp today at McEachern High School in Powder Springs starting at 9 a.m. Should Griffin make it to the camp finals, they will play at approximately 7 or 8 p.m.
One Bears player who won’t be at the McEachern High camp today is rising senior offensive lineman Nhigel Phillips. Phillips will be attending a football camp at the University of Tennessee this weekend and the Bears coaching staff hopes he will impress.
“If Nhigel has a good camp, they’ll probably make him an offer,” said Bears head football coach Steve DeVoursney.
The Griffin High football coaching staff also said any prospective players are asked to report to the school Wednesday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m. to begin summer workouts.
And speaking of summer workouts, Spalding High’s football players are participating in regular workout routines Mondays through Thursdays, according to Jags head football coach Nick Davis. Davis said the guys are doing normal weight lifting sessions and running to stay in shape and prepare for their 7-on-7 passing camps in July.
The Spalding High coaching staff’s big venture this month will be a showcase football camp on Wednesday, June 13 from 4-8 p.m. at Spalding High. All rising junior and rising senior football players from Spalding County and the surrounding areas are invited to attend the camp, where they will participate in drills in front of as many as 20 college coaches.
“The guys will perform their individual position drills and they will be tested for time in front of several college coaches from Georgia and beyond,” Davis said. “We just want to get these area kids as much exposure as possible and this camp will be a good way to do that.”
Colleges which have confirmed to attend the Spalding High camp so far are Savannah State, Fort Valley State, Wofford, Georgia Southern, Appalachian State and Shorter. Registration cost for the camp will be $35 on June 13, but all players can pre-register for the camp for $25 at fresports.com.
Two weeks after the Spalding High camp, the Jags will head to Griffin High to participate in the Bears’ passing camp slated for Thursday, June 28. Besides Griffin and Spalding, eight other football teams have committed to the June 28 passing camp: Riverwood, Lakeside-DeKalb, Ola, Loganville Christian, Harris County, Jefferson County, Warren County and Drew.