Football Camps Fill Tallahassee

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Tallahassee, FL - High School football teams may be off for the summer but players had the opportunity to participate in two local camps.

The Jimbo Fisher Camp wrapped up the first session on Friday at Doak Campbell Stadium. Several FSU recruits were in attendance and on the field. More than 400 kids turned out for the three-day event.

"It helps me a lot because it teaches me new things that I need to know for the upcoming season," said Jarred McGahee, a camp participant and a Miami Northwestern junior defensive lineman. "Different things that my coaches will probably go over but I'm learning them earlier so I can get used to it."

"Really it's a great amount of talent out here," said Jestin Snow, a camp participant and a Miami Northwestern senior offensive lineman. "It makes you push yourself, try different things that you're not used to. You're almost in an uncomfortable situation, but in the end it works out well."

On the other side of town at Lincoln High School, the national champion Valdosta State Blazers held a camp of their own. It's the first time VSU has opened a camp in Tallahassee.

Valdosta State recently passed a new bill allowing kids in eight North Florida counties to pay in-state tuition for the South Georgia school.

"It's talent that's an hour away from us and having to pay an out-of-state tuition," Head Coach David Dean said. "Tallahassee's closer to Valdosta than Atlanta is. So when we finally won that battle and had Tallahassee be in-state, that's just going to help us recruiting. It's going to bring a lot of great football players into our program from the Tallahassee area."

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