Brought to you by Elite Sports Camps is the 8th Annual Elite Middle School All-Star Games. This year's games will take place on Thanksgiving weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. It will feature the best and brightest 7th and 8th grade rising football stars.
The Elite Middle School All-Star Games were established in 2013 and has only grown from there.
"Despite the challenges presented by Covid-19 which impacted the 2020 football season and player participation, the game managed to attract athletes from Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina and South Carolina. Elite’s staff remain focused on sustaining the pillars the games were built upon: character, discipline and classroom excellence," camp organizer Glenn Deveaux told Youth1.com.
"We would be remiss if we didn’t recognize some of our notable alumni that have moved on and continue to excel in the classroom and on the gridiron at their respective colleges. Heisman front runner Sam Howell (QB) of University of North Carolina is a two time Elite Middle School All Star," he added.
Some of the players that have played in the games are as follows:
QB- Sam Howell (University of North Carolina) [Starter]
QB- Garrett Shrader ( Mississippi State University) [Starter]
QB- Suddin Sapien (University of Texas San Antonio)
OL- Keiondre Jones (Auburn University)
OL- Wanya Morris (University of Tennessee) [Starting Left Tackle]
OL- Juwan Truesdale (Marshall University)
OL- Luke Burnette (App State University)
DT- Ikem Ekownu (NC State University)
OLB- Osita Ekwonu (Notre Dame)
OLB- Caleb Deveaux (The Citadel)
OLB- Derek Boykins (University of South Carolina)
DB- Jamari Currence (James Madison University)
DB- Myles Baker (Coastal Carolina)
DB- Coleman Reich (Coastal Carolina)
RB- DeMarkes Stratford (Harvard)
Additionally, Elite Sport Camps and Combines will host the Southeastern Quarterback Challenge during All Star Week (November 26th). This event will provide an opportunity for quarterbacks to showcase their skills through a number of drills to test: accuracy, velocity, footwork, leadership and more!
This event will be led by renowned QB Guru and Trainer Anthony Boone. Boone currently trains a number of athletes currently on NFL rosters as well as the likes of Sam Howell (UNC), Garrett Shrader (Syracuse) and Grayson McCall (Coastal Carolina).
Participants can expect a high level of instruction! Registration is open at elite-sport-camps.com.
"We remain committed to providing a platform for young student athletes to develop their skills, utilize partners such as Youth 1 for exposure and enhancing one's brand," Glenn Deveaux told Youth1.com.
These events are held annually in Charlotte, North Carolina during the week of Thanksgiving.
To connect with Elite Sports Camps, here's how: on Instagram @eliteallstargames, Twitter @TrainWithElite, Facebook @EliteMiddleSchoolAllStarGames or @SoutheasternQBChallenge.
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