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
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:
QB1 Training Day Schedule
@SCVarsity today was
my first QB1Training camp it was but very productive. Can't wait for
the next one!
- Zach Norton™ (@duck_man17)
25, 2014
@SCVarsity Camp was
- MelQuan Depugh5⃣ (@_MellyD_)
25, 2014
Good day at camp today @SCVarsity
- Captain Smitty (@Bowen_Smith3)
25, 2014