UGA has “Dawg Night” camp.
Florida has “Friday Night Lights.”
Georgia Tech? Like many of the colleges across the Southeast, it has a camp nickname that is simple and to the point – “Yellow Jackets Football Camp.”
But should the Yellow Jackets come up with a more creative or memorable nickname for its camp?
You see, kids remember camp nicknames, even if they are cheesy and really not that creative. It’s all about the marketing with the young ones. It’s hard to find any top D1 prospect in the state of Georgia that doesn’t know or hasn’t heard about “Dawg Night” – which will be Friday in Athens, Ga.
Yellow Jackets Football Camp will be Friday and Saturday. For more information about the camp (registration and fees), please click here.
Do you like Georgia Tech’s camp name as it is? Or do you have something better to suggest? If so, please make your suggestion below.
We asked coach Paul Johnson about a catchy nickname for the camp. Surprisingly, Johnson wasn’t opposed to the idea.
“The guys [our coaches] may have a talked about it, but that’s not my [thing] … that’s not me,” Johnson told the AJC. “If [Liam Klein, Georgia Tech’s Director of Personnel] or somebody comes up with something, that would be fine with me. I could care less about that kind of stuff. My focus is looking at the kids.”
One kid that Johnson got a good look at last month’s camp was John Marvin, a defensive back from Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Marvin earned a football scholarship offer on the spot, thought about it for a couple of weeks, and eventually committed to the Yellow Jackets over South Florida and Louisville.
Georgia Tech has 10 commitments for its 2013 football recruiting class, and will likely sign around 14-15. Some of the remaining spots could be filled after this weekend’s camp.
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