Through Their Eyes – Chandler Carr – Volume Two

30 04 2009

Chandler Carr, quarterback for Bolles High School (Jacksonville, Florida), takes time in his second-entry to catch us up on his experience at a Nike skills camp held this past week at Florida State University.


After a tiring 17 hour day traveling to the Athens, Ga., Elite 11 on Friday, it was time to head to Tallahassee in order to attend the Nike Training Camp  at Florida State University on Sunday.

I was really looking forward to the camp because it was much closer to Jacksonville, (only a 2 ½ hour ride) and I was going with two friends, quarterbacks Trenton Parete from Bishop Kenny High School, and Kevin Payment, from Creekside High School.

The first thing we did when we got to FSU was to check in inside the Moore Athletic Center. You couldn’t miss the two National Championship trophies behind the front desk. They took us back in an area near the weight room and measured and weighed us. I tipped the scales at 201, which is good as I have been working really hard to get my playing weight above 200 for my upcoming senior year. We also got a chance to pass through the football weight and locker rooms and they were really nice.

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Through Their Eyes – Chandler Carr – Volume One

30 04 2009

chan-at-elite-11-athens-005In the initial entry from Bolles High School (Jacksonville, Florida) quarterback, Chandler Carr, we read his insights on attending his second Elite 11 Regional Quarterback Camp, this time at the University of Georgia.

This was my second Elite 11.  As I had attended one in Orlando earlier this year, so this time I knew what to expect.

I’ve been to the University of Florida campus and Vanderbilt, so it was kind of cool to see another one of the big time SEC schools.  Some of the Georgia players were finishing their workouts and I was hoping to see Shaun Chappas, who is the starting fullback at Georgia.  He is from my high school, Bolles, and I was in 8th grade when he graduated from Bolles.  Unfortunately he was in New York attending the NFL draft with Matt Stafford, who is a good friend of his, so I didn’t get a chance to see him.

Some of the things that I like and don’t like about camps like this and combines, as well as some of my thoughts:

  • It’s kind of funny how some kids spend time talking about how good their high school teams are and like to run smack about what their team would do to your team.  I’m not really into that, but if they keep on, I just ask them how many state championships they’ve won and that usually shuts them up.