Owls coach Brian Bohannon and his staff will be welcoming rising juniors and seniors for two elite prospect camps at the KSU Sports and Recreation Park, adjacent to Fifth Third Bank Stadium.
The first camp will be June 15 from 1-5 p.m., with the second July 12 from 8 a.m.-noon. Each camp, at a cost of $50, is designed to give potential prospects a taste of what college football will be like.
“We want to see rising juniors and seniors that are possible prospects for us,” Bohannon said. “It gives us a chance to evaluate them, but it also gives them a chance to evaluate us.”
And, if a particular player has already been on Kennesaw State’s radar, there is a chance he could leave the camp with a scholarship offer in hand.
“There’s always somebody that comes to camp and just shows out,” Bohannon said. “But every camp I’ve been at, there are kids that have gotten offers, but it would have been backed up with what we’ve already seen on film.”
Each prospect camp will include players being measured in height and weight, as well as their distance in the standing broad jump, times in the 40-yard dash and a pro-agility drill. Players will then be broken into offensive and defensive skill-set drills, and then they will compete against one another in offense-vs.-defense 1-on-1 drills.
Bohannon said he hopes to get 150 prospects on campus for each event, and they could fit as many as 200 if demand exists.
Bohannon said the biggest thing is just to get the players on campus.
“It’s really the only chance you get to evaluate them,” he said.
The prospect camps are just the first of many scheduled for Bohannon and his staff this summer.
There will also be two youth camps for players rising into grades 3-8, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. June 16 and July 7. Cost for the youth camps is $60 per session.
Bohannon said the young campers will be drilled in fundamentals and will have the opportunity to learn each position and get a tour of the stadium and locker room.
“I think it would be pretty neat for them to come,” he said. “I think the experience will leave a great impression.”
Also in July, the Kennesaw State staff will host middle-school 7-on-7 camps and three days of varsity team camps.
The 7-on-7 camp will be July 8, while the team camps will be July 9-11.
Those interested in attending the camps must complete a medical-release form. Forms and information on registration can be found at www.ksuowls.com/camps, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.