Tallahassee, FL - Caleb Stephens used the opportunity at FAMU's 7-on-7 tournament to catch a college offer. But he's also using this experience to throw Wakulla back into the state title mix.
"Coming out here I'm not so much worried about getting the offer as I am about getting my team better because it's all about the next generation, not me." Stephens said.
Stephens isn't the only one who had this philosophy.
"I think the main thing is that we'll be more competitive," said Destin Parmer, a Leon junior safety. "There's a lot of good competition out here."
"Trying to get better at DB coverage," said Demetrius Lindsay, a Wakulla senior cornerback, "and just trying to get our secondary just perfect. No less. Perfect."
FAMU Head Football Coach Joe Taylor said he signed seven local players last year who were a by-product of his camp.
"It's competitive. So you're looking at character and the overall enthusiasm," Taylor said.
"I think about what I have to do and what I need to do to get the job done," said Joshua Lloyd, a West Gadsden junior linebacker. "And if the college coaches are here, hey, let 'em look. I ain't afraid. I ain't afraid to show 'em what I got."
So these off-season games are a big score for self-improvement.
"It's very important to me. All these camps really, really show me a lot," Stephens said.
Stephens knows if he can get better, so will his team's chances at winning a state title.
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