The Full(er) Story: Camp season in full swing; What players need to know

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Ashland QB Marcus Fuller received his first scholarship offer (Brown) this week. (Photo by Tim Black)

School’s out and for football players that means its camp season. The
publicized reason athletes attend camps is to perfect their skills for
their upcoming football seasons. Players should always have fun and get better but the full story on
camps is that for me, and other senior recruits, these camps are
try-outs.


School’s out and for football players that means its camp season. The publicized reason athletes attend camps is to perfect their skills for their upcoming football seasons.

Players should always have fun and get better but the full story on camps is that for me, and other senior recruits, these camps are try-outs. During the past two weeks I have attended four camps in three states and logged over 1,200 miles. My destinations have included Ball State, Ohio University, Toledo and Central Michigan.

I have made the decision to only attend camps where the college coaches indicated serious interest during the contact period. Many camps are on the same days so choices have to be made. The only date that I can attend Yale is the same day that I can attend Fordham. When faced with a difficult choice I recommend contacting the coaches and sharing the dilemma. Based on my correspondence, I am going to Fordham.

Here’s what I have learned from my camp tour so far this summer:
1. There are lots of kids at football camps but there are only a few being evaluated. I knew the moment that I walked in the door that I was being evaluated. Do the coaches know your name? Do they greet you and meet your family?
2. Stay relaxed and believe in yourself. This is one day.
3. Take the opportunity to talk to the coaches working the camps from other colleges.
4. Do not leave the field until talking to your recruiting and position coaches. Do not be afraid to ask questions and get feedback.
5. Be excited for the new college football t-shirts that you can wear all summer.

This week I continue my camp tour at Youngstown State and Bowling Green. Wednesday we begin three days of team camp as we prepare for the state 7-on-7 tournament at Dublin Coffman High School.

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Marcus
Fuller recruiting page/videos

Installment 1: Ashland
quarterback ready to take us on recruiting ride

Installment 2: Trip
to Princeton highlights weekend; invites to Spring Games arrive

Installment 3: Prom,
Vanderbilt, NIKE, Elite 11 and Boise State?

Installment 4: ESPN
Elite 11 camp, NIKE camp and more coaches calling

Installment 5: Staying
proactive, staying patient, phone calls and Michigan schools

Installment 6: Next
Level Combine, Ohio U, Youngstown State and Air Force

Installment 7: The Full(er) Story: TV Spot, Phone Calls, Camp Decisions and Another Combine

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