Vandy Camps a huge success

Bobby Johnson (VM/Stan Jones)

The Vanderbilt staff has already conducted three football camps and will conduct a passing tournament and a final senior elite camp later this month.

One of the key ingredients to running a competitive college football program is to have a solid system of summer camps. Head coach Bobby Johnson and his staff conducted three camps in June and all were a success.

On the 14th of June the staff conducted its kicking camp, which was attended by 45 up-and-coming kickers. On the 15th over 150 football players attended the first of three Commodore Senior Elite camps. At this camp the players first work on individual skills in the morning and then move onto full speed 1-on-1 drills in a group setting in the afternoon. None of the drills are performed in pads as the players wear shorts and T-shirts. Vanderbilt also conducted a Senior Elite Camp on the 21st of June, which was also attended by over 150 prep players.

Safety Alvin Hines, a 3-star Scout.com prospect from Pelham, Ala. is one of many outstanding prospects that have attended Vanderbilt camps, "The Vanderbilt camp went great," Hines explained. "I felt like I learned a lot. I thought there were a lot of great players there. I have kept in contact with a few of the players I met. I thought the Vanderbilt campus was very nice. I liked it."

Next up for the Commodore staff is their prestigious passing tournament the weekend of July 18-19 (Fri-Sat). Between 24 and 28 prep teams are expected to compete in this tournament. Some of the local teams competing in the tournament are MBA, Brentwood Academy, Hillsboro, Franklin, Ravenwood, David Lipscomb and Independence. The passing tournament is also in shorts and T-shirts. It pits offensive skill players versus defensive skills players as no linemen participate.

Prep players interested in attending future Vanderbilt camps should check out the official Vanderbilt site for more information. Click on the below link to go there now:

http://vucommodores.cstv.com/footballcamps/

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