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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are frequently asked questions and answers to give you a better understanding about the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour and the Rivals Combine Series.

Who can attend the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour?
What is the cost to attend the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour?
How can a player register for the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour?
What happens at the camp?
What are the player benefits for attending a camp?
What should players bring to the camp?
Who are the coaches at the camp?
If a player is already being recruited, should he still attend the camp?
What level of competition should a player expect at the camp?
Would a poor performance at a camp hurt my ability to be recruited?
Will attending a camp potentially help my ability to be recruited?
Does attending a camp potentially help get me an invite to exclusive camps?
Who are some of the top players who have attended previous exclusive camps?
Who can I contact for more information?

Who can attend the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour?
A: The Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour is a new series of regional camps for elite athletes. The event is geared toward current juniors but sophomores and freshmen are eligible. Top performers could qualify for a spot in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge and top underclassmen could qualify for a spot in the Rivals Underclassmen Challenge, both annual events and considered the elite events in the football recruiting world.

What is the cost to attend the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour?
A: The Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour is free to all participants. There is no registration or participation fee. However, prospects will have to provide their own transportation to and from the camp. All player costs (airfare, hotel, food and beverage) are covered at the July Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge Presented by Under Armour.

How can a player register for the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour?
A: The Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour is free. Coaches who would like to nominate a player can send information as well as a video link to [email protected]. Any player interested in nominating himself can also send information to [email protected].

What happens at the camp?
A: Athletes will arrive at the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour and check in. They will also have their photo taken and do media interviews before heading to the field to stretch. The athletes will be led through a dynamic warmup, they will do position specific drills (QBs, RBs, WR/TEs, OLs, DLs, LBs and DBs) with highly qualified and experienced coaches to work individually on football skills and techniques and then do one-on-ones. The one-on-ones are the highlight of the camp where WRs will go against DBs, RBs will go against LBs and OLs will battle DLs. QBs will alternate throwing to WRs and RBs at different times.

What are the player benefits for attending a camp?
A: Players participating in the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour will be given the chance to earn national exposure from Rivals.com by competing against the best. Video and action photos will be taken, players will be evaluated by numerous Rivals.com analysts at each event and athletes will learn more about what it takes to compete at the highest level and gauge their current abilities against others at the same position.

What should players bring to the camp?
A: Players participating in the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour will need to bring a pair of cleats, a mouth guard and, just in case, a pair of extra socks. Gatorade will be provided by Rivals.com; players are encouraged to eat a healthy breakfast the morning of the camp.

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Who are the coaches at the camp?
A: Al Luginbill, the former San Diego State head coach, will supervise and select coaches for the camps. Luginbill, who never had a losing season while directing the Aztecs, recruited and coached future Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk at San Diego State. Luginbill has coached at the college and professional level and will use his contacts and connections to bring in the finest and most respected coaches in the industry. Position coaches at all Rivals camps will be former NFL coaches. The position coaches will be assisted by high school coaches and former NFL players from the surrounding area.

If a player is already being recruited, should he still attend the camp?
A: Simply put, yes. The Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour is a tremendous way to attract attention of schools from the around the country who will be reading articles and watching video on Rivals.com. The camp also is a great way to be coached and taught by some of the best, improve your technique, compete against the best from your area, qualify to earn a spot in one of our prestigious national camps and show our analysts and college coaches around the country that you are a competitor.

What level of competition should a player expect at the camp?
A: Players at the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour should expect to go against the very best in their region. Rivals.com is the biggest and best recruiting website in the country and top prospects are always trying to improve their ranking as well as their stock with college recruiters. Colleges cannot attend camps in person per NCAA rules so they view the action through the stories and lists written by our analysts and the video shot by our videographers. The best of the best will be attending these events.

Would a poor performance at a camp hurt my ability to be recruited?
A: A poor performance at the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour will not hurt your ability to be recruited as our team of writers focus on the top performers at each event and don't call out poor performers. However, we provide no promises when it comes to our national rankings and we expect some players to raise their stock with our analysts while the stock of others could drop. However, the teaching a top player will receive at the camp and the opportunity to gauge his current skill set against the very best is what makes these camps invaluable. We have a saying in the camp business - "you can't get better sitting at home" and we expect the best of the best to want to prove they belong in that select company.

Will attending a camp potentially help my ability to be recruited?
A: A good performance at the Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour can certainly help your ability to be recruited as colleges pay attention to top performer lists as well as video from the events and we have seen interest from colleges increase dramatically for prospects that do well at camps like ours. Once again however, we provide no promises when it comes to our national rankings and we expect some players to raise their stock with our analysts while the stock of others could drop. But once again, "you can't get better sitting at home" and competitors want to compete.

Does attending a camp potentially help get me an invite to the exclusive Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge or Rivals Underclassmen Challenge?
A: Yes, as mentioned above top performers at Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour can qualify for a spot in one of the two elite camps or even both. The Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge is for roughly 80 of the top juniors and 20 of the top sophomores (or even freshmen) in the country while the Rivals Underclassmen Challenge is for roughly 200 of the best underclassmen (sophomores or freshmen) in the county. These numbers can fluctuate and our regional camps are one of the best ways to prove that you belong at one of the two national events.

Who are some of the top players who have attended the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge and Rivals Underclassmen Challenge?
A: The following players are just a few of the top prospects in the country that attended one of the two events or both last year:

DE Da'Shawn Hand - No. 1 strongside defensive end in 2014 class.
RB Leonard Fournette - No. 1 running back in 2014 class.
DE Lorenzo Carter - No. 1 weakside defensive end in 2014 class.
DT Andrew Brown - No. 1 defensive tackle in 2014 class.
ATH Adoree' Jackson - No. 1 athlete in 2014 class.
QB DeShaun Watson - No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in 2014 class.
RB Joe Mixon - No. 1 all-purpose back in 2014 class.
LB Raekwon McMillan - No. 1 inside linebacker in 2014 class.
QB Kyle Allen - No. 1 pro-style quarterback in 2014 class.
OG Damien Mama - No. 1 offensive guard in 2014 class.
OC Joshua Casher - No. 1 offensive center in 2014 class.

A few others of note:

CB Marlon Humphrey - Five-star in 2014 class.
RB Sony Michel - Five-star in 2014 class.
WR Malachi Dupre - Five-star in 2014 class.
WR Bo Scarbrough - Five-star in 2014 class.
OT Damian Prince - Five-star in 2014 class.
WR Speedy Noil - Five-star in 2014 class.
LB Tre Williams - Five-star in 2014 class.
S John Smith - Five-star in 2014 class.
DE Malik McDowell - Five-star in 2014 class.
WR Josh Malone - Five-star in 2014 class.
WR Ermon Lane - Five-star in 2014 class.
OT Quenton Nelson - Five-star in 2014 class.
RB Elijah Hood - Five-star in 2014 class.


Who can I contract for more information?
A: Please email questions to [email protected] or click here for the complete Rivals Camp Series staff contact list.
ABOUT THE RIVALS CAMP SERIES
The Rivals Camp Series Presented by Under Armour is the premier collection of free regional camps for elite high school athletes.

Rivals was the first digital company to recognize the need for in-depth recruiting coverage, and to supply it nationally. Rivals revolutionized recruiting coverage as the first organization to provide innovative features like national player rankings, online video highlights, a searchable player profile database, official visit lists, recruited by coach tracking, text alerts and much, much more.

Our team of experts and reporters is considered the best in the industry, whether it's reporting the news or ranking players. Former No. 1 Rivals players include Vince Young, Adrian Peterson and Jadeveon Clowney.

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