Day One of the Kirby Smart Football Camp is in the Books

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Day One of the Kirby Smart Football Camp is in the Books

Kirby Smart Football Camp  (photo from Jalen Huff/Twitter)
Kirby Smart Football Camp
(photo from Jalen Huff/Twitter)

Thursday marked the first day of the Kirby Smart Football Camp for 2017 at UGA and prospective student-athletes from all across the country flocked to Athens for to put in some work, show off their talent, and experience Georgia.

This weekend’s camp is the first of several for the Georgia coaching staff over the next couple of weeks and is for rising 9th to 12th graders as well as preparatory student-athletes, rising JUCO sophomores, and four-year college football student-athletes who are looking at transferring. But the majority of camp participants were class of 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 high school recruits. There were some big named defensive backs in attendance like 2018 safeties Dutchtown High School Trey Dean and Cerver-Atlanta’s Quindarious Monday as well as Alpharetta class of 2018 cornerback Jaycee Horn. If you have DBs, they have to have someone to defend, and there were equally big name receivers on hand like Tucker 2018 WR Josh Vann and Miami- Central 2018 WR Terrell Perriman.
There were also a number of prospects who ‘balled out’ that don’t have the national attention and star-rankings but showed that they can compete. Munford High School 2020 athlete Zay Britt out of Munford, AL flew around the camp at UGA on Thursday, literally, flashing a 4.44 forty. That turned some heads.

Britt was not the only player to throw down a blistering forty time. Effingham County High School 2018 RB Lamonee Toot Johnson out of Springfield, GA showed off his wheels with a 4.41 forty.

Recent UGA offer Memorial Day School 2019 athlete Winston Wright, Jr. also put on a show on Thursday.

There were a number of quarterbacks slinging the pigskin around as well. Pickens County High School’s Jacob Brumby looked good and looked liked he had fun while going through the drills. The 6 foot 5 and 193 lbs 2018 Pro-Style prospect got some attention as he went through his workout.


The media viewing period for Thursday’s 3:00 p.m. afternoon practice session was just a short 35 minutes, with the reason behind that being that it will provide time for parents and families to visit and take photos with the campers and counselors towards the end of each practice session. Day two of the camp today (Friday) will feature two practice sessions, one in the morning at 9:25 a.m. and the other at 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon. A number of prospects have already posted on Twitter than they will be there with their cleats on ready to compete.




Of course, that is just a few of the prospects that will be camping as there will be a even bigger crowd in around the Woodruff Practice Fields in Athens today than there was on Thursday.

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