Fans CFB: MCA Football Academy

Over seventy-five FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III and NAIA colleges and universities descended upon the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia Football Academy at Woodland High School in Stockbridge to get a closer look at top high-school talent.

Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer, assistants Tim Beck and Zach Smith were taking a close look at Emory Jones, the country’s second-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 recruiting class.

“This is my first time meeting him but I talked to him a lot on the phone,” Jones said. “Meeting him this time, it was real good because he wasn’t coming down here until he knew I was coming. That was real good because he knew I was coming up there next week so that stood out to me, that he was going to come down here to see me.”

Jones is rated as a 4-star quarterback and he is also weighing offers from Tennessee, Georgia and Clemson.

Also, Arkansas Head Coach Bret Bielema had five Razorback staffers present. Alabama sent four position coaches, South Carolina defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson attended, as did position coaches from across the SEC. Georgia coach Kirby Smart attended the third session Thursday evening.

13 of 14 SEC schools were scheduled to be represented. Auburn, Missouri and Vanderbilt did not appear during the first session, along with eight schools from the ACC and several from the Big Ten and Pac-12.

“We’re just trying to build our brand as an organization and if satellite camps are continued, we want to be one of the biggest camps in the Southeast in regards to coaches coming to attend every year to be able to find great products in Georgia and also in the Southeast,” said Ahmand Tinker, executive director of the Minority Coaches Association of Georgia. “Also, athletes coming to it every year to be able to have that opportunity to be noticed and seen in front of the college coaches.”

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