Several Varnado players attend Northwestern’s ‘Elite Camp’

Published 3:22 pm Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Several Varnado football players attended Northwestern State University’s Elite Camp earlier this month.
Running back Desmond Harry, quarterback James Williams, wide receiver Armontee Kemp and running back JaDarrell Magee went to the event that took place in Natchitoches.
The camp allowed players to go through a number of agility tests, where their athleticism was judged.
They were then grouped by position where they could showcase their abilities.
“They looked good, they looked athletic and they looked fast,” Varnado coach Scott Shaffett said. “There were a lot of athletes there. I felt my quarterback James Williams got a lot of reps and my wide receiver Armontee Kemp got a lot of reps. My running backs didn’t get as many reps, but there are a lot of guys competing.
“When it comes down to it, these guys are going to want to see video of these players. This camp allows them to get an eye view and a more personalized look at them.”
Shaffett said that because of modern technology, most players already have video of themselves, but camps like this allow the coaches to get to know the players on a personalized level.
Shaffett also said his players have attended to numerous camps this summer.
“They’re getting out there and doing what they have to do to get better and to get recognized,” Shaffett said.

Varnado’s Armontee Kemp begins a drill during an elite camp at Northwestern.