UVa Football Camps Continue with Quarterbacks

By: Nate Sulham Email
By: Nate Sulham Email

Dozens of high school quarterbacks attended the Virginia Football Quarterback Camp Tuesday evening at the McCue Center.

UVa Coach Mike London and his staff put the players through passing and mobility drills.

"You know I liked today's camp," London explained. "I saw a lot of young men that maybe not with what their coaches are teaching, you know at the different schools but taking coaching. (Offensive) Coach (Bill) Lazor and the coaches here were coaching and you can see them do that and try to learn how to do it and see the improvement as camp went on."

Lazor watched on as the players went through footwork drills, worked on different numbered drops, practiced throwing on the run and even broke down film.

"We always enjoy the chance to work with the guys," Lazor said. "I think some of the techniques that we've learned over the time, some things we do, it might be different than what they do in high school but hopefully it's beneficial to them."

London stressed that camps like the one held today are vital not only to the players' development but also their recruiting prospects.

"You know these young men today had a chance to be seen by a lot of coaches and I think that's important because if not Virginia then it could be some other school. But its about opportunities."

One of the players attending the camp was Monticello quarterback Jhalil Mosley.

The senior sat out much of the quarterback drills because he had an individual workout prior to the camp with Cavalier assistant Anthony Pointdexter.

Mosley was put through the paces as a wide receiver and defensive back and welcomes a position change if it means better opportunities in college.

"I'd like to go to college and play quarterback but understand at the same time I like to put my team in the best position or be able to do what they need me to do at any given time. If I have to go wide receiver or if have to play defensive back I'm up to it," he explained.

Overall Lazor was pleased with the turnout and the willingness of the participants to work hard and listen to instruction.

"I thought it was a great camp. I think we take alot of pride on the amount of coaching and teaching that we do in this camp. We feel really strongly about helping quarterbacks, improve their technique and understand how to play the game and I think that the guys will tell you that they got that accomplished tonight."

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