Several Liberty County High School players competed at the first Football MVP Camp of the offseason Feb. 15 at Lowndes High School in Valdosta.
Panther running back Jacquez Williams tied for third in the 40-yard dash at 4.53 seconds, according to Chad Simmons, national recruiting analyst for Fox Sports and Scout.com.
The annual camp is sponsored by Scout.com and 247sports.com.
Panther offensive coordinator Ryan Glazer said the camp was conducted under the guidance of the high-school coaches from across the state. He was among the coaches helping more than 250 players.
“There were players from Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and even Nevada,” Glazer said, adding that 16 Liberty players attended.
“The scouts are able to see the players and evaluate their skills in drills and one-on-one competitions,” he said. “At the end of the drill sessions, the scouts and coaches pick players to participate in a showcase competition.”
Glazer said they picked the top 10 players from each group based on how well they performed.
In addition to Williams, LCHS linebackers Jacari Roberts and Calvin Holmes, defensive backs Tracy White and Sam Roberts and defensive lineman Tramel Walthour made the final showcase.
“All of the players had a great day, and it was a good learning experience for them,” Glazer said. “They were able to see how they stand against other top competition.”
Glazer noted that four Panthers (Williams, Roberts, White and Richard LeCounte) also were selected for the invitation-only Rivals Camp set for March 7 in Orlando.
Players are selected based on their statistics, game highlights and scouting reports.`