Through KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
Over two days, more than 1,000 high school football players get to know the LaGrange College campus, and that suits head football coach Earl Chambers perfectly.
The Champions Elite football camp will be held at LaGrange College and Callaway Stadium on Thursday and Friday, and one of the perks of the event is the visibility the school and football program receives.
“Having them on our campus is the mission,” said Chambers, LaGrange College head coach since 2018. “If you can’t get them on campus, it’s tough. It’s great to have so many people. ‘children on campus.
Over the past few years, Chambers has noted that many players and coaches who have attended the camp have been impressed with the facilities at the school.
“Kids, I end up getting a bunch of emails afterwards, and they said coach, I didn’t know you all had stuff like that,” Chambers said. “They said I had never been to LaGrange, and that’s really cool. That’s what I like. You even hear it from college coaches.
Camp has been held at LaGrange College since 2017, although last year’s camp was canceled due to COVID-19.
The camp is back in full force this year, with around 1,500 high school players participating, and they are receiving instruction from dozens of college football coaches across the country.
“We have a lot of coaches there, and we have them from all over the place,” Chambers said.
Thursday was a busy day with three sessions, each of which brought together hundreds of players.
Two of the sessions lasted three hours each and the players were separated by position, with around 100 quarterbacks working on the turf at Callaway Stadium.
There was also a two hour session dedicated to task forces.
Camp ends on Friday with another three hour session starting at 9 a.m.