Thursday, April 23, 2009

Two big recruiting events hit Charlotte area this weekend

Two big recruiting events are in the Charlotte area this weekend.

Friday through Sunday, the Football University camp is at Wingate College. The camp, which runs at several sites nationwide, targets top high school players. The camp claims to bring in former professional players and other top instructors to put the high school players through a rigorous three-day training session.

Top players expected to participate include Mallard Creek running back Tyler Beamon (Division I-AA interest and UNC), Independence QB Anthony Carrothers (Cincinnati, Kansas State, Louisville, Akron, ECU, Fla A&M), Independence DB Vic Hampton (Florida commit), W-S Reynolds' running back Jermaine Clark (UNC, NCSU, Va., Va. Tech, Wake) and Newton Foard kicker Jordan Thacker (Duke, NCSU, South Car, Wake, Navy).

Sunday at West Charlotte, will host its annual combine for top prospects. Many of the area's best are expected to participate in the invitation-only camp.

One invitee is former Victory Christian wide receiver Tehvyn Brantley, a 5-9, 175 pound wide receiver, who left Victory Christian in September to enroll at Durham Mount Zion. Brantley switched positions, throwing 15 touchdowns as a quarterback. He will graduate in December and is looking at enrolling early at college at receiver. His father, Laroy, said Tehvyn is getting interest from Buffalo, Central Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina.

The scout combine is run by Terry Smith of Gateway High in Monroeville, PA. Smith is a former coach at the U.S. Army All-American game.

Testing will begin at 10 a.m. and the event will end at 2 p.m.

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