The 2nd Annual TJK GA Nike Camp boasted some new beginners as well as talented veterans. The camp had over 25 Kickers, Punters & Snappers from four southeastern states (MS, AL, GA, FL). This was a great camp and Specialists improved vastly.
The camp was well structured and allowed Specialists 90 minutes of Staff demonstrations, drill work and technique emphasis. There was a great staff to play ratio and players were able to focus on two areas of instruction respectively. The drill work phase helped Specialists during the competition and charting phase of camp. Team Jackson Kicking staff included current college specialists from different levels of football as well as Coach Ken Jackson & Coach Brian Jackson.
The Camp included very solid Class of 2014, 2015 & 2016 Specialists and even a couple 2017 guys that showed they could hang with the older guys. Below are a few pictures of campers and staff during camp. The camp received some great exposure with a Tallahassee News Station. Click here for the video from camp.
There were quite a few Specialists that earned an invitation to the July Southern Invitational Showcase. Below are some Specialists that did very well and also their highlight videos.
Alex Alvarez (GA ’15) has had two excellent camps with TJK from the Southern Specialist Camp in December 2013 GA to this camp. He has improved off the ground well and his kickoffs have excellent hang. Much deserving of his invitation to the SIS Camp.
Will Filson (GA ’15) made big strides from over a year ago. His kickoff strength is very impressive and can show that he is worthy of a 4 star rating. Keep an eye out for Will in the future.
Mason Lawing (GA ’16) was one of the few Long Snapper at camp, but showed why he is a 4 star Long Snapper. He has improved tremendously over the last year and has grown into a prototypical snapper with his size, and now combined with very fast snaps. Very athletic athlete and great focus.
Taylor Crabtree (MS ’16) has been to numerous TJK camps and has shown out at every one. His improvements kicking off the ground should not go unnoticed. He is a fantastic MS prospect in the 2016 class.
Tyler Sumpter (AL ’16) has continued to improve TJK Staff by improving camp after camp, session after session. For a current sophomore, he is way ahead of the game with his kickoff strength, lift and distance on field goals, as well as mental focus during pressure situations.
Jack Driggers (FL ’17) is a young specialist that is ahead of the game with a quick leg and a competitive edge. Jack is a guy to keep an eye on in the future.
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