Camp Exposure, powered by Vista Bank, held its NFL-style combine training camp for 100 underserved high school athletes at Highland Park’s Highlander Stadium on July 8th – 10th, with personal and professional development sessions held at the Embassy Suites of Dallas Park Central. Athletes hailed from all over the DFW Metroplex representing Carter High School, South Oak Cliff High School, DeSoto High School, Mesquite, Frisco, Skyline, Duncanville, Lancaster, Cedar Hill, Rockwall and more. Athletes were primarily recruited by Camp Exposure Founders Lubbock Smith, Tyler Patmon and Jeremiah Hatch by invitation only in order to participate in the 3-day experience.
Players received not only on-the-field training by some of the best in the NFL (Josh Hicks – Ezekiel Elliott’s trainer and Chris Harris, Jr.), but also off-the-field instruction spanning mental health awareness by global speaker and former NFL pro Jay Barnett, financial literacy by Vista Bank, personal branding advice, entrepreneurship, and insights on the Business of the Game by former NFL athletes and professionals.
The camp culminated on Day 3 (July 10th) with a high-energy 7-on-7 tournament, with the winning team vying for the Camp Exposure championship belt and bragging rights until next year’s event.