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January 25, 2014

QB1 Players Continue To Elevate Their Game

Another Saturday in the football off-season means one thing: QB1 Training Days. More than 50 players braved the frigid temperatures in Columbia to elevate their game with the nation's best quarterback and wide receiver training.

We had some first timers in Saturday's camp and they were impressive. South Florence quarterback Nick Jones looked good in workouts and picked up quickly with the footwork. He threw a strong ball and with some work on his mechanics is only going to get better. Spartanburg rising freshman and rising sophomore Thompson Rudolph and William Yex caught on quickly with the intense drills and threw the ball well when we went into skills with the wide receivers. South Aiken's Bowen Smith spun the ball very well and the QB1 QB staff was impressed with him as a first time camper.

The wide receiver group was very impressive. Lugoff-Elgin sophomore Gunnar Catoe stole the show among the new comers at wide receiver. Small in stature but large in talent, Catoe picked up the drills as quickly as anyone we've had in camp, was crisp in his routes, and as sure handed as any receiver in camp. Marlboro County freshman Zach Norton was sharp running patterns and displayed good hands. Airport's Jonathan Earl was one of the top receivers in the camp; he's got good speed but even better body control in drills, and showed sticky hands.

The veterans of our training day continue to impress. Spartanburg quarterback Austin Scott had the best showing at quarterback. The 2016 star did not let the cold weather affect his performance in agilities, skills, or the one-on-one session. Joining him among the strong returners was Wando quarterback Bailey Hart, and MarlboroCounty freshman Jacob Evers.

The wide receiver group continues to impress the staff. Despite the conditions today, Spartanburg's Xavier Young was strong in performance. Boiling Springs junior Jason Hill is a two year guy with QB1 and it shows in his performance in all three sessions of the training camp. Westwood's Diamond Williams was back for his second camp and was strong. This kid can flat stick his foot in the ground and transition and he's got great vertical ability to make his sticky hands even more dangerous in battles.

There is no doubt that the kids continue to get better with each training day. Every returner shows improvement and the young crowd with the 7th, 8th, and 9th graders are learning it the right way before developing bad habits.

This week, we had another QB1 Alumni from 2014's class commit to a Division I school, bringing the QB1 Class of 2014 totals to 7 QBs and 5WRs committed to Division I football programs.

We took more than 1000 photo's at Saturday's training day and the gallery has already been partially uploaded. All photo's are located on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/scvarsity

The Training Days are filling up quickly so if you're planning on attending more camps, get registered today before all of the spots are taken. You can see the complete schedule here:
2014 QB1 Training Day Schedule


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