Shorter University football program recently hosted a camp that was held at Lowndes High School, inside Martin Stadium, which is in Valdosta, Georgia.
Coach Zack Morrison and his staff made the trip down from Rome, Georgia, in hopes of finding talent to add to their rosters. Morrison and the Hawks made a stop in Tifton, Georgia along the way, where over 60 campers attended, and over 50 attended at Lowndes.
The staff got the players in their respective position groups, and proceeded with warm-up stretches, before moving into forty-yard-dash times to see where the players stood. Next up, coaches put players through 5-10-5 timed drills.
After moving into other drills such as the L-Drill, Four Corner and footwork drills with bags, the camp was met with unfortunate weather that would delay action for nearly an hour.
With quick thinking, Coach Morrison and their staff were able to come up with a plan that allowed for them to talk to the athletes about the school and the program, if some of the athletes decided that they would eventually like to play for the Hawks.
After the intermission, coaches were able to break up into their respective position groups, and get an idea of what each player had to offer, and see if what they brought fit what the staff was looking for.
Players participated in their Indy drills, and while doing so, were able to get hands-on learning and teaching moments that allowed for them to perfect their craft, even if they did not eventually attend Shorter.
Shortly after the players and staff were done with their Indy drills, players transitioned into the part that everyone comes for, otherwise known as the 1v1’s.
With only four total defensive backs attending the camp, the players got as many reps as they wanted, while being coached up by Shorter DB coach, Antreal Allen. Allen was very vocal in assisting his DB’s to be in the best positions possible, throughout the camp.
Thomas shined as one of the top wideouts at the camp, routinely making catches on anyone that covered him, and making crisp cuts to create separation.
Coach Morrison is big on character, and he spoke on it several times during his camp, letting players know the importance of carrying themselves the right way, both on and off the field.
I would like to thank Coach Morrison for allowing us to come out, and be a part of the first college camp that we have covered. His staff put on a great clinic, and several players learned and grew from the experience.
Morrison plans to return in the future, and he hopes to continue to build a bridge from where he is in northern Georgia, to the athletes in south Georgia!
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Player Feature-Khris Thomas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_RfddHv22Q&list=UU8T-KAkeGNDx806Ysg2zmnQ&index=2
Player Feature-Jacob Brim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX4Z_p1j3rw&list=UU8T-KAkeGNDx806Ysg2zmnQ&index=1