Rivals camps - worth seeing?

Submitted by rmic2 on April 26th, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Has anyone attended the Rivals camps? Are they worth it? The Pittsburgh one is on Sunday, and it is 10 minutes from my house. I think it is like 8 am to 5 pm, so I was not planning to spend the whole day there. However - I would like to stop by for an hour. I wanted to see how Ferns was doing, and a few other prospects will be there (like Nicholson).



Ty Butterfield

April 26th, 2013 at 3:04 PM ^

If you really live that close just go. If it sucks it is not like you wasted a ton of time. If I lived that close I would check it out once just to see how it all works.

Naked Bootlegger

April 26th, 2013 at 3:29 PM ^

Definitely go and give us your post-Rivals thoughts in diary format.   I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts.  I've never been - and don't have an opportunity to see one nearby my home -  so I'm living vicariously through you.   No pressure whatsoever, but just know that my weekend now depends on you attending.


April 26th, 2013 at 3:52 PM ^

Don't show up for the first two/three hours.  Its mostly Paperwork, height/weights, and then bench, 40's, verts, etc (gets boring withing 10 minutes).  The more interesting stuff comes after (individuals drills, 1V1's, pass rush, etc).  


April 26th, 2013 at 4:09 PM ^

If you enjoy talented hs football players then I would recommend it. Fun to see the best of the best, so to speak, because they rarely face off on a weekly basis in high school (obviously, depending on league) have been to one for a player I coached and it was eye opening how much talent here is at such a young age. These kids really do have such an advantage when it comes to transitioning to college, but also being noticed by elite programs. As previously mentioned, do not go at 8am. Wait until at least 10 so hey can actually begin competitive drills.

Unfiltered Manball

April 26th, 2013 at 10:54 PM ^

Yes- if you:  

1.  Head-to-toe maize and blue body paint

2.  Sing "The Victors" non-stop at the top of your lungs

3.  Hide inside tackling dummy

4.  Ask if you can shag fly balls

5.  Bring enough money to post bail

More tequila please.