Local Teen Honored With Football University Invitation
Arroyo Seco seventh grader, Chris Hamilton, has been invited to Football University ’s prestigious “Top Gun Experience.” Having been recognized as a talented quarterback at the Los Angeles FBU camp in February, he has progressed on to this next step towards being in the National Youth All-American Bowl to be held in January 2011.
Hamilton is one of 200 seventh and eighth graders chosen nationwide for this program. He will be trained by former NFL coaches and athletes with the latest performance technology including high-definition video analysis. Hamilton, and his father, Scott Hamilton, will travel to Williamsburg, VA, for this camp from July 21-24.
Teens in junior high and high school are scouted out and nominated for FBU’s invitation-only camps held in 28 locations across the nation. The program is designed to give capable athletes top level instruction to provide them with the chance to succeed in college football and beyond. FBU also partners with the Athletic Republic in order to analyze the strength and conditioning abilities of each athlete.
FBU alumni include Ohio State Buckeye Terrelle Pryor; 2009’s No. 1 prospect, Bryce Brown; 2010’s No. 1 prospect, Ronald Powell; and hundreds of Division I players.
Top Gun also boasts an elite staff of some of football’s greatest minds who have privately trained and mentored players such as Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Eli Manning, and Tony Romo.
FBU also provides opportunities for high school teens to gain the help they need to succeed in college football and beyond. Attendees are given an “FSAT” (Football Skill and Technical Grade), their FBU profiles are sent to 400 colleges through FBU’s partnership with the Forbes Report, and a recruiting seminar is offered for parents, among other opportunities.
Though Hamilton is still in junior high, starting early with FBU may give him the edge as he progresses toward his goal to enter USC or Texas State football.