It’s Another Successful Season for Osmany Guzman

Osmany Guzman is on quite a roll.

A year ago, he attended his first Duel and finished in second place among incoming fifth graders at NFA’s prestigious quarterback competition.

Guzman went on to pass for 1,600 yards and 24 touchdowns while leading the Allentown (Pa.) Central Catholic Mini Vikes to the playoffs and an 8-1 record.

This year, he finished second again among incoming sixth graders after securing a Duel invite at an NFA camp in Fairfax, Va.

“I was happy to be able to come back and place second two years in a row,” Guzman said. “It made me feel all the hard work, training and off-season conditioning will pay off in long run. It made me feel like I am on the right track and I need to continue to work hard and stay humble. I was very confident heading into the season.”

It was another successful season for Guzman. While passing for 1,850 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushing for 3 more TDs, he led the South Parkland Trojans to an 11-2 record.

The Trojans were the Lehigh County divison winners and they made it to the Eastern Pennsylvania Suburban Youth League championship game.

“The goals before the season were having a successful season, leading by example, winning the championship in our division and having fun with my friends and teammates,” Guzman said. “I’m happy I was able to lead my team to the league championship game and I’m happy I was able to play the game I love.”

This was his fifth season playing QB, and Guzman’s arrow continues pointing up. “What I like most about the quarterback position is being the leader on the field and helping my teammates,” he said. “I also like working alongside my teammates for one common goal, winning the championship.”

Guzman has been training with NFA and Coach James Martinez for almost five years, and he gives them both big credit for his development. “NFA has taught me everything I know about the QB position,” Guzman said. “I started training with them when I was 7 years old and they have taught me fundamentals, proper mechanics and how to conduct myself around my teammates, family members and peers. NFA has taught to put my personal goals aside for the good of the team, to sacrifice and to give more of myself knowing I might not receive the same in exchange.”

If he sounds like an intelligent young quarterback, it adds up. In addition to being one of the top sixth grade QBs in the country, Guzman is an Honor Roll student at Orefield Middle School. “School has helped me understand the offense and playbook and it helps me to read the defense during games,” he said.

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Osmany Guzman Leads Vikes to League Championship

When the football season started, Osmany Guzman had a singular focus. “I like having the opportunity to work for one goal with a group of players,” he said.

As the starting quarterback for the Allentown (Pa.) Central Catholic Mini Vikes, Guzman accomplished that goal. The Vikes were 8-1 during the Mountain Valley Youth Junior Varsity regular season and playoffs and 4-1 in scrimmage games.

Guzman, a fifth grader at Schnecksville Elementary School, had an outstanding season, passing for 1,600 yards and 24 touchdowns (only 6 interceptions) while rushing for another TD.

“I wanted to have a successful season and take full advantage playing in a spread offense,” he said. “I wanted to help bring success to an organization that opened their arms to my friends, my dad (Nguyen) and me. I’m not only happy we won our league championship, I am happy for my teammates and peers.”

In his fourth season of playing QB, Guzman continued to show impressive growth at the key position. “I like being the leader on the field and helping my teammates,” he said.

An honor roll student while taking enrichment classes, Guzman’s smarts are a plus  on the football field. “School has helped me with understanding the offensive playbook and it helps me when it comes to reading defenses,” he said.

Training with QBA has also helped the promising young quarterback. “I have been training almost four years with QBA and Coach James Martinez,” Guzman said. “QBA has taught me everything I know about the QB position. They have taught me fundamentals, proper mechanics and how to conduct myself around my teammates, family members and peers.”

Receiving his first Duel invitation this year, Guzman finished second in his age group. “I felt very good about my success at Duels competition,” he said. “It made me feel that all the training and off-season strength and conditioning is worth it. It pays off.”

Guzman’s solid showing at QBA’s international competition in Atlanta paid off in his performance during the season. “I felt a lot of confidence after the Duel,” he said. “I feel like if I continue working hard, I can become a great quarterback. It also made me want to work as hard as possible to become the sixth grade champion next July.”

Guzman will be ready for the 2018 Duel, without a doubt. “I’m working to improve all my skill sets as a QB because there is always room to improve and be a better teammate,” he said.

In addition to training with QBA, Guzman plays on a travel basketball team, he plays on a year-round tournament flag football team and he’s going to play in the Junior Steelhawks arena football league. He also trains throughout the winter and spring to bolster his strength, speed and agility.

Jake Dilcher Back in Business as Starting Varsity QB

Jake Dilcher is back on the football field this season and in a word, he’s thrilled.

As the varsity quarterback at Kennett High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, last year, Dilcher started the first two games of the season as a sophomore before suffering a broken foot that knocked him out the rest of the year.

Now a junior, he is back guiding the Blue Demons’ offense. “I was very anxious to return,” Dilcher said. “It was almost like I missed the entire season last year because the injury happened so early. With the amount of time needed to recover, I couldn’t make it back in time. I really missed playing.”

Dilcher’s broken foot did heal, and he was able to start preparing for the current season last Christmas.

Impressive start

While admitting he felt a little rusty early this season, Dilcher is off to a fabulous start as a junior. “I’m pretty happy,” he said. “There are a lot of things you can always improve on. There have been some ill-advised throws, some bad decisions. But nothing is ever perfect, so I’ve been pretty satisfied overall.”
Kennett High School is off to a 3-2 start, and Dilcher has completed 63 of 111 passes for 1,006 yards and 8 touchdowns. The 5-foot-11, 165-pounder had also rushed for 221 yards and another score.

“It’s been pretty good, but you can always get better,” Dilcher said. “I’ve been working on staying in the pocket more. Don’t get out of the pocket so quick. Just try to move in the pocket instead of getting out and trying to just run.”

Dilcher has been very effective running the Blue Demons’ offense so far, and that’s a big reason why they have a winning record. The school has never made it to the playoffs.

“Last year, we went 2-8 for the season, so this year’s already been a whole lot better,” Dilcher said. “I think coming into the season, out expectations were higher. We’re a year older, the line is older as well. Almost all of the guys on the line are juniors and seniors. Also, they reclassified schools in Pennsylvania and we’re 5-A this season. It’s a division lower than where we were, based on enrollment, so it could be easier to make the playoffs. A 6-4 record might make the playoffs, and that’s what we’re hoping to accomplish as a team.”

Duel success

Thanks to Dilcher’s solid early showing, Kennett H.S. is definitely playing like a team that has serious playoff ambitions.

Over the summer, Dilcher appeared in his third Duel and placed second among incoming juniors at NFA’s popular competition. “It really boosted my confidence,” he said. “Those are some really good quarterbacks from all over the country that go to the Duel. Going there and finishing second among the 25 or so quarterbacks in your grade, it definitely shows something.”

Dilcher has been training with NFA the last five years and says that’s a big reason why he’s been able to improve as a quarterback. “I started with NFA in middle school,” Dilcher said. “Right from the jump, they were helping me with straight-up mechanics and everything like that. I just kept increasing my arm strength with those same mechanics. NFA helped me become what I am right now.”

Nick Andrasi a rising star in Pennsylvania

No matter the age or skill level, quarterbacks need all the off-field help they can get.
Top-flight QBs have a knack for making the difficult position look easy, but that’s typically the result of a strong support system enhancing natural ability.
With that in mind, meet Nick Andrasi.
During the 2013 season, Andrasi and the Good Shepherd Rams Pee Wee team went 1-8 in the CFA Football League, which is located in Central Pennsylvania.
Last summer, Andrasi attended his first NFA camp, in Baltimore. He’s continued training with NFA and Senior Certified Coach James Martinez in Pennsylvania and is a prime candidate for the exclusive Blackshirts program.
Working with NFA quickly paid off for the rising young quarterback.

‘A different kid’

“He handled the football really well this past season, and I attribute that with what he’s learned at NFA,” said Mark Andrasi, Nick’s father. “Having been at some different camps, I really liked what NFA is pushing. He was a different kid when he came out of the NFA camps.”
And the Rams were a different team in 2014.
With Nick Andrasi back at quarterback, they went 8-1 during the regular season, won two playoff games and advanced to the Super Bowl.
Andrasi rushed for 9 touchdowns, passed for 5 and even returned a kickoff for a
TD. At the end of the season, the 10-year-old was voted the Federal Conference League MVP.
Each team in the league selected three all-stars and one player was selected as the team MVP and nominated to be the league MVP in their respective divisions. The league coaches then voted and selected the league MVP.
“I was really happy about winning league MVP,” Andrasi said. “It made me feel great. My team really improved from last season and went to the Super Bowl and I won the MVP, so that makes it a really good season.”
While he excelled at quarterback even after frequently sitting out the second half of games due to lopsided scores, Andrasi also played defensive back and was the Rams’ kicker.
While the other teams in the league opted to run the ball for a 1-point conversion following touchdowns, the Rams were successful getting 2 points by kicking the ball. Andrasi converted on 10 kicks following TDs.

Home at QB

Andrasi has played football for three seasons, although his first year was cut short by a broken arm. He has played QB every season and shown steady improvement.
“Playing quarterback, I really like having the option of throwing the ball or running it,” Andrasi said. “I was really happy with the way I threw the ball this past season.”
Andrasi credits his training NFA for improving his throwing motion and footwork. He also learned how to properly read defenses and showed the leadership skills that are vital for a QB.
A strong understanding of the game at such an early age allowed the Rams to frequently run a no-huddle offense.
Like most standout players, Andrasi is not resting on his past success. He throws with his father every morning and is going to continue training with NFA and working on his game.
“I’m working on my passing and doing a lot of drills to help my throwing,” said Andrasi, who keeps in shape for football by playing soccer in the spring. “I need to keep working on my throwing motion and improve my footwork so I’m not throwing off my back foot.”
Coming off a monster 2014 season, Andrasi is working to be even more successful this year when he moves up to the Pony level with the Good Shepherd Rams.
“I want to keep working hard and get back to the Super Bowl again,” he said.

Jake Dilcher well prepared for any challenge

Jake Dilcher well prepared for any challenge

Only a freshman, Jake Dilcher is one injury away from becoming the starting varsity quarterback at Kennett High School in Kennett Square, Pa. Should junior starter Nick Dunlevy get hurt, Dilcher is ready to take the big step up in class.
“I’ve played for a long time and a bunch of the players that are on the varsity now, I used to play with them in my younger years,” Dilcher said. “And I’ve gotten reps with the varsity in practice and a couple of scrimmages. I think I’m ready.”
In addition to playing quarterback since he was five years old, Dilcher has other advantages.
His older brother played football and his dad, Bryan, coaches the running and slot backs at Kennett. He also played college football at East Stroudsburg University.
“It’s a huge advantage,” Jake Dilcher said of growing up in a football family. A lot of kids haven’t had the opportunity to play for as long as I have and to be around the game for as long as I have. I try to use the experience to my advantage.”

Duel success

Faring so well in the Duel in July also helped boost Dilcher’s confidence. “I wasn’t sure how it was going to be,” he said. “The first day, I wasn’t nervous, but I didn’t really know what to expect. The next day was all the competition and that was cool.”
In NFA’s showcase event in Massillon, Ohio, Dilcher wound up finishing in third place among incoming freshmen. “Knowing it was my first Duel and a lot of kids I placed in front of had been there before, that was pretty satisfying,” he said. “But there is always so much room for improvement so I’m not every really completely satisfied. But just knowing it wasn’t just my friends and my family telling me I can do it, that means a lot. I actually think I can because I finished in the Top 3. I can take that into my season and produce out on the field.”

Leadership skills

Dilcher is the starting JV quarterback at Kennett, and he is very likely to get playing time with the varsity. He might be young, but he is already showing the strong leadership qualities found in most successful QBs.
“I’m definitely looking to help my team a lot,” Dilcher said. “The past couple of years, our record has been pretty bad. I’m just looking to help out and get that turned around. One of our slogans this year is being tough in everything you do.
The past couple of years, the team was all talk and there was a bunch of selfish players. This year, we’re all committed and working really hard to turn that around.”
For as much success as he’s already had, the 5-foot-9 ½, 145-pounder continues working hard to improve his game. “I’m working a lot on my arm strength, just because I’m young, and my arm speed,” Dilcher said. “At the varsity level, it’s a lot faster, things happen so fast. I’m lifting, I’m in the weight room a lot trying to get stronger. I’m also working on speed and strength and then knowing the plays like the back of my hand so I’m able to help my teammates out when they don’t know their responsibilities on the field.”
Working with NFA the past three years has also prepared Dilcher to play against older competition. “They’ve helped me with my mechanics and some other things,” he said. “And NFA has been really great with off the field things, helping with my team and in school and in life. They’ve helped me learn to become a better man and learn life lessons and set goals.”

 

 

“Little” Charlie Maddocks: Little But Thinking Huge

Little Charlie might be small but he can sure sling a football

For the first three weeks this past season on his Oley Valley Midgets team in the Reading, Pennsylvania area, Charlie Maddocks was the starting safety but wasn’t the starter at his favorite position, quarterback.

Charles Maddocks III is only a sixth-grader and the projected starter was a seventh-grader and taller, so despite the fact the older boy got the job, Charlie never gave up hope.

He fetched water bottles, led the cheers and encouraged the offense when they came off the field. Little Charlie, as friends and family call him, showed maturity beyond his years. He decided not to say a word and became a leader from the bench.

Finally, after the coaches decided to give him a chance, Little Charlie got his opportunity, and the rest is history.

“I understand why they went with the other guy, but I knew I had better mechanics and ability to throw the ball,” Charlie told NFA Nation. “I did what I had to do and when I got my chance I did my best. I wasn’t going to let the other guy get that job back.”

Not only did the other guy not win back the job, Little Charlie led the team to the playoffs.

Why Little Charlie has better tools

A big part of the reason Little Charlie not only has the tools on the field but the mental toughness to overcome adversity like being passed over, is because of his attending the NFA Camp in Philadelphia the past two summers and five NFA area winter camps the past two years as well.

Two years ago when NFA Founder and President Darin Slack led the camp in Philadelphia, his words not only stuck with Little Charlie, but also with his father, Charles Maddocks, Jr.

“In his opening speech when Darin talked about having to be a servant and doing things that make teammates want to follow you if you’re going to lead your team. That made a big impression on Charlie and me,” said Charlie Jr., a wide receiver in the mid 1990’s at Philadelphia-area Bensalem High.

This past Philadelphia camp was run by JC Boice and this time Little Charlie made a huge impression on JC and the staff.

“I could see within the first hour of the camp that Charlie had a focus and a commitment way beyond his years. He was very coachable and a fierce little competitor, two traits I feel that quarterbacks MUST have, and he’s just a good kid. He has a warm smile that reflects his big heart. He was kind and helpful to the other kids in camp, and not one of those kids that feels its all about him. As a coach, he would be a young man I would want on my team and a player I would trust to represent my team as our quarterback.”

Thinking huge

Not only does Little Charlie make huge impressions, he thinks huge for a boy of such a tender age.

“My number one goal is to go to Stanford, so I know I have to have good grades. By getting good grades I can concentrate on football and not have to worry about bringing a grade up,” said the straight-A honors student-athlete that takes an eighth-grade course in his favorite subject, algebra.

Living on a farm and family

Growing up in Oley on a farm with live animals to tend, and as the oldest of five brothers and an adopted sister, is a lot of responsibility for Charlie, yet he takes it all in stride.

“It’s awesome. There are a lot of chores having a lot of animals, but we eat good food.”

With all the snow in Eastern Pennsylvania right now one of the chores was even with 24 inches of snow on the ground proud papa Charlie Jr. reports Little Charlie, and his nine-year old brother Tanner Maddocks, who also attends NFA camps, shoveled a spot so they could throw the football.

What he gets from the camps

“They get me to understand the things I need to improve on and I’m struggling on like coverages,” said Charlie, who began playing football at age five.

“You really learn a lot, and there’s lots of work, but its fun. Its fun to practice football but you can’t just go there, you have to put in the work,” continued Charlie, who was one of a handful of kids nationwide invited to an Ohio camp after his performance at the first Philadelphia camp two years ago.

With the kind of attitude he has, and with the ability to sling a football 30-plus yards, Little Charlie Maddocks might not be giving up the starting quarterback job too soon.

 

Alex Hornibrook: In charge under pressure

While some of the 19 invitees to the NFA’s early January first annual OpC4 camp in Tampa had little or no varsity experience, the same cant be said for Alex Hornibrook of Malvern Preparatory School of Malvern, Pennsylvania.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound pro style quarterback from the class of 2015 not only started, but led his private school division team from the northwestern outskirts of Philadelphia, that doesn’t compete for a state championship, to an 8-2 record and a 24-20 victory in their final game over a Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep team that went on to win a PIAA 4A state championship.

The Wing-T offense of Malvern Coach Kevin Pellegrini means Hornibrook doesn’t rack up the huge numbers of some quarterbacks, since the Friars run the ball 80-percent of the time, however he still passed for 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Big numbers aren’t what has attracted major college interest and invites for Hornibrook from a multitude of top-notch quarterback camps like the OpC4 and the Nike Regional Elite 11 camp in Virginia last year.

What attracts attention to the left-handed throwing Hornibrook are the big and little things colleges are looking for in a signal-caller, like physical attributes, leadership skills and the ability to perform under pressure.

“Alex shows no breakdowns under pressure. His drive and attention to detail allow him to compete at an extremely high level, and he’s smooth and consistent yet he still has potential to be even better,” said Will Hewlett, Hornibrook’s quarterback coach and the NFA Director of Player Development who worked with and evaluated him in Tampa.

Having previously worked with Hewlett and after also attending so many other quality camps, Hornibrook knew exactly what the coaches were looking for at the OpC4 camp, the four C’s, Confidence, Character, Consistency and Commitment.

“As one of the older guys I wanted to impress the coaches and take charge,” Hornibrook said. “Obviously some things on the field like accuracy and velocity are what coaches are looking for but I feel my leadership sets me apart. I like being in charge and leading the team.”

NFA Founder and President Darin Slack saw some of the same things Hewlett saw in Hornibrook.

“Alex was among the best at the OPC4 in all phases of the position. His size and arm strength are legit, his leadership is evident, and he can make all the throws that will be asked of him on the next level. Book it that Alex will be a Saturday star.”

Besides having all-around top-notch skills on the field, Hornibrook does it in the classroom as well, maintaining a 3.8 GPA taking all Honors courses at academically challenging Malvern.

Not surprisingly, Hornibrook is on the radar screen of several schools, and already has an offer from Akron. He also has interest from Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburg, Purdue, Temple, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Wake Forest.

He is scheduled to attend junior day in mid-February at Pittsburg and Purdue.

When asked about his goals for next season only things about the team were on his mind.

“We want to have a better season than last year and it will start in the first week when we play Holy Spirit from New Jersey and beat them.”

Holy Spirit, from the Atlantic City suburb of Absecon, lost last year in the New Jersey non-public school Group 2 state championship game, but prior to that they had won three-straight state titles.

Hornibrook looks forward to his senior season as a mentor as well.

“I can’t wait to start working with the young guys coming back at the skill positions.”

Like the hard worker that he is the part of the camp that impressed Hornibrook the most is not surprising.

“The best part of the camp was how hard we got pushed, like at 6am on the beach with the Navy Seals. Those were some of the hardest workouts I’ve ever had.”

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Zach Koenig makes big first impression

Zach Koenig makes big first impression

It was a season of firsts for Zach Koenig, and the left-handed quarterback is going to be rewarded with some lasting memories.

A junior at Fleetwood High School in Pennsylvania, Koenig recently competed his first year as the starting varsity quarterback, and he passed for 1,600 yards and 11 touchdowns. “I thought I had a pretty solid year to start off my high school career as the varsity starting quarterback,” Koenig said. “There are a couple of things I need to improve on. I need to be more accurate and just be more of an overall leader for my teammates. The experience is really going to help give me more confidence going into my senior season. I learned a lot this past season and the whole junior year experience is going to help.”

Another first this past season? Koenig led the Tigers to a 6-5 record and the first state playoff appearance in school history. “That was kind of our mindset going into the season,” said Koenig, who is 6-foot-2, 170 pounds. “We knew we had all the right pieces together to make something special happen. Being the first team in school history to make the playoffs, it was great. And it shows everybody in the organization that’s coming up that anything can happen. As long as you work hard and keep climbing, great things will happen.”

Fleetwood runs the spread, an offense that’s a near perfect fit for Koenig. “I like the spread because it gives me the ability to throw the ball down the field but also have a rushing attack and be able to run or throw on any given play,” he said. “Looking to next season, I want to improve from what I did this past year and maybe be more of a running threat as well as a passing threat. Team goals, we had our first playoff berth in school history this season, so I’d like to make it even farther into the playoffs because we’re going to have a pretty good team next season also.”

‘Awesome’ OpC4 camp experience

Koenig got an early jump on preparing for his senior season with the Tigers by attending NFA’s first annual OpC4 camp in Tampa on Jan. 1-4. “It was great,” he said. “It was the best NFA camp I’ve ever been to. The intensity every day, the workouts … the workouts were tough but it really built your character and you could really see that with everybody that was there. And the fundamental and instruction stuff we got there was really a great thing. I’d definitely want to do it again. It was awesome.”

Founder/President Darin Slack was one of several NFA coaches at the OpC4 camp, and he raved about Koenig. “This lefty from Pennsylvania has a big future,” Slack said. “He not only has good velocity on the football for his age, he is excellent in his grasp of coverage and reads. These are the ingredients of a college quarterback in the making.”

Koenig said that without NFA’s help, he’d likely have no shot at playing at the next level. “The NFA camps have made me the quarterback I am now,” Koenig said. “They really helped me with my throwing mechanics, reading defenses. I have a lot more work to do, obviously, but for my junior year they really made that happen for me and I’m very grateful for it.”

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Jack Seymour headed for Penn State

Jack Seymour had three scholarship offers to play quarterback in college.

Ball State was very enticing to Seymour, a standout QB at Park Tudor School in Indianapolis.
Western Michigan offered Seymour a full ride, and so did Southern Illinois.

But when Penn State contacted him in early December, Seymour had some really serious thinking to do.
“Penn State, I never had any contact with them,” said Seymour, who has been attending NFA camps for six years. “I’d never even been to the state of Pennsylvania. I didn’t know anything about them.

Obviously, I knew about the football tradition. But once we got in touch in early December, it was the most exciting thing that I’ve had recruiting-wise.”

Exciting. Yes. Penn State is a big-time football program with a long history of sending players to the NFL.

But the Nittany Lions are also trying to recover from some serious NCAA sanctions, and scholarships are limited to only 15 per season over the next four years.

Nonetheless, Seymour will be suiting up for the Nittany Lions as a preferred walk-on. Or, as new head coach Bill O’Brien likes to say, Seymour is going to be a “run-on.”

“I am so excited,” Seymour said. “We got a visit two weeks ago and then another visit. Coach O’Brien offered and ever since then, I’ve been ecstatic about it and all my friends are really excited. I’m just really looking forward to the future, being able to compete going into the summer and working hard and giving Penn State everything I have.”

O’Brien, who guided Penn State to an 8-4 record (6-2 in the Big ten) in his first season as head coach, made a huge impression on Seymour, as did quarterbacks coach Charlie Fischer.

Still, the decision to pass up full scholarships was not easy.

“When those offers came up, I was really excited about them,” said Seymour, who passed for 1,570 yards and 17 touchdowns at Park Tudor last season despite missing two games with an ankle injury. “I met a lot of great coaches, especially at Ball State. Besides Penn State, the Ball State coaches were the best ones I talked to. Ball State was a little tough to pass on just because they spent so much effort on me and they really believed in me.

“But I didn’t see Ball State as being the perfect fit. I really wanted the great education, the great school as well as great football. Ball State, they had an amazing season last year so they obviously have the football part. But the school itself, it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. The same thing for Western Michigan and Southern Illinois.”

Seymour will arrive at PSU on June 28 and start his college career.

He’s drawn inspiration from Matt McGloin, a former walk-on who was the Lions’ starting quarterback for much of the past three seasons.

McGloin has graduated, so the battle for the starting QB job is up for grabs between Seymour, sophomore Steven Bench, blue-chip recruit Christian Hackenberg and two more walk-ons – Austin Whipple and D.J. Crook.

“Obviously, I want to work and play well enough to get a scholarship,” Seymour said. “That’s a big goal of mine. But the most important thing is moving up on the depth chart and working to beat out everybody I can. Obviously, there is great competition that’s going to be there. All the other candidates are great guys so I’m bracing myself for the competition.

“But I really want to strive to show Penn State everything I can do. In the back of my mind, a scholarship is always what I’ll be looking for. If I can prove myself to the coaches, who knows what they’ll come up with.”

When asked about his years of attending NFA camps, Seymour has no idea where he’d be without the help of Coach Will Hewlett and the rest of the staff.

“I can’t even begin to thank NFA, especially Coach Hewlett,” Seymour said. “Will’s been my guy since seventh grade, when I asked to go to an NFA camp as a Christmas present and went down to Orlando, Florida. Ever since then, I did NFA camps and private training, multiple times a year. I met so many great NFA people who were always there to help. They’ve been a huge part of my success.”

Seymour is thrilled to be heading for Penn State, but he knows there is still a lot of work to be done before summer camp opens.

“I’ve been doing a lot of weight lifting, working at getting faster, stronger and bigger,” said Seymour, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder. “I’m working out almost every day. Ankle stability, core work, smaller stuff like that. I go to a speed agility class at the facility where they work out for NFL combines. It’s a great place. I also throw the football anytime I can and work on my footwork. I can’t wait to get going on the field again.”

As he heads to the next level, Seymour plans on helping out at NFA camps as much as possible.
“NFA and Coach Will were always there for me and they helped me out a lot,” Seymour. “It’s something I’ll never forget, and I’d like to give back and help them as much as I can.”