While it may resemble a football game, the lack of pads, rowdy fans, and a no tackling rule blows it cover. Instead it's a 7-on-7 passing tournament. More than 25 teams from Georgia, South Carolina and Florida converged on Georgia Southern's campus to take part in the camp.
"We're excited that so many teams chose to come to Georgia Southern so we can show off this beautiful place we got," said GSU Head Coach Chris Hatcher.
it's a win-win-win situation for all parties involved. The high schoolers are putting in a little extra work before the regular season begins, coaches are figuring out who works where...and Coach Hatcher gets a sneak peak at regional talent.
Beaufort High is known for it's rushing attack. But Coach Mark Clifford doesn't want to be just one-dimensional.
"We gotta be able to throw this year, that's one of things we're working on. It good to see us get better at throwing the football because everybody knows we run the football. If we go into this year being able to throw, it's gonna make us a lot better football team."
Even though it's a passing camp, Charlton County High is using this time to work on both sides of the ball.
"These passing tournaments not only help the offense but they help the defense. It gives us a chance to work on all of our different coverages and different personnel. It gives us a real jump on what we need to do," said Head Coach Rich McWhorter.
"There's a lot of good prospects. Not only is it a chance for us to meet coaches, players and evaluate talent, it's also an opportunity for GSU to show itself off. There's some people who came to Statesboro who might not have come here if we hadn't had this tournament," Hatcher said.
And just maybe, we might see some of these same players suit up for the Eagles next season.