Pittsburgh, PA November , 2015 – Defensive End/Tight End, Alex Hammond (Auburn, MA) earned high honors this summer as he placed among the top performers at the Markus Wheaton & Ryan Shazier football camp, hosted by Sports International. It was here that Alex was able to out play close to 100 campers to be selected as part of the program’s prestigious Gridiron Elite club. This is Alex’s second consecutive year to receive this award; he received this award for two positions (TE & LB) at the Talib/Dobisn Camp held at Merrimack College in July of 2014.
The football camp, held at Robert Morris University, featured daily instruction, lectures, and demonstrations by co-headliners, Pittsburgh Steelers, Markus Wheaton and Ryan Shazier as well as other members of the Steelers. Campers also learned from outstanding veteran college and high school coaches selected for their ability to coach and teach the game of football. The camp is designed for players ages 7 to 18 and offers both overnight and day camp options. Campers were grouped by age, position, ability, and experience to allow coaches to progressively teach basic and advanced techniques to best benefit each group.
At the end of the week, the top performers were selected to the Sports International Gridiron Elite. The Gridiron Elite is an exclusive club made up of the top high school football players that attend camp. Each recipient was hand-selected by the coaching staff at the camp. Players selected for the prestigious Gridiron Elite will have outperformed many of their peers to earn their coach’s recognition and praise. As a member of the Gridiron Elite, Sports International will be sending each camper’s information to over 2500 college coaches throughout the nation to aid in their recruiting efforts.