On Saturday morning April 23rd, Gridiron Football held our Spring Kickoff camp at Rayville High School. Over 40 people turned out from the small town of Rayville and surrounding communities. The local community made a big impact on supporting this camp. Sonic and Popeyes donated lunches for the kids while Brookshire’s and Wal Mart donated water and power aid.
Unlike many others putting on camps, Gridiron Football’s purpose is to get kids the exposure and teach technique that college recruiters look for. Coach Andy (owner of Gridiron Football) is a subject matter expert in this since he has D1 experience in evaluating talent at LSU and SLU as well as served as a scout for CFL scouting camps. These camps are not about the money, unlike other camps. The money made barely covers the insurance, contracts, and other expenses to host a camp. So if it is not about the money, then why drive eight hours to a small town to look at a few kids? “It is all about the kids,” said coach Andy, “many kids go overlooked because schools cannot physically go to every school and see every kid. For example, we had a young man today run a 4.38 forty yard dash. This kid currently has NO offers. How does this type of thing happen? This is why I do this. This is my motivation.”
Coach Andy and Marcus Randall plan to host several camps following spring football this May. Gridiron Football will be announcing their next camp within the next few days.