Wilson, Cox to headline passing camp

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 20, 2006

About 20 football players from Greenville High School will take the field in mid-June with some of the best collegiate and high school players and coaches in the state at Camp QB/WR to be held June 16-17 at Oak Mountain High School.

This is the second year Greenville High head coach Bryant Vincent has organized the camp and last year the camp only focused on quarterbacks, but Vincent added receivers this year.

&#8220This is my second year to put the camp on and I went out and got, I feel, the top offensive coordinators, quarterback and wide receiver coaches in the state,” Vincent said. &#8220I wanted to put on an elite camp and the demand was so high after last year I had to add receivers.”

Campers will get to rub elbows with some high profile Southeastern Conference players as University of Alabama starting quarterback John Parker Wilson and Auburn University quarterback Brandon Cox will participate. Vincent will also have Hoover quarterback coach David Faulkner; Homewood quarterback coach David Jones; Oak Mountain quarterback coach Chris Love and Marty Rozell from Huett Trussville, Cox's alma mater. Rozell also coached Wilson while he was at Hoover.

&#8220With the connection of Marty Rozell I was able to get John Parker and Brandon,” Vincent said. &#8220And we'll also have Neal Caudle, who will be a freshman at Auburn and will be competing for the backup quarterback position.”

There will also be some top notch receivers on the field as Vincent has secured Tyler Grisham, who caught 12 passes as a true freshman at Clemson last year and Chauncey Stuckey, who Vincent says led the ACC in receptions this past year for Clemson and is considered to be one of the top five receivers in the nation. Both will be camp counselors for the receivers.

&#8220I also have Joey Jones, who played wide receiver at Alabama and is head coach at Mountain Brook to work with our receivers and Joey Hamilton, who was a standout at (Jacksonville) State,” Vincent said. &#8220Chris Barron, wide receiver coach at Oak Mountain and Sean Sutton, the wide receiver coach at Hoover will also participate.”

The camp will consist of four training sessions and three film and chalkboard sessions. Campers must be at least 10 years old to participate and provide their own transportation to the camp. The cost to attend is $150 for quarterbacks and $100 for receivers. Those interested in more information may contact Vincent at 334-437-3495.