4th annual Jason Campbell FCA football camp makes an impact

4th annual Jason Campbell FCA football camp makes an impact

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - In it's fourth year running the Jason Campbell FCA football camp saw it's largest number of participants with more than 250 campers hitting the Jones County Junior College campus.

At least 32 schools from around the Magnolia State were represented Saturday morning with volunteers helping organize the event.

"To me it's just the coaches that's been staying involved and all the high school coaches that give their time and effort to come out here," Campbell said during a water break.

Campbell is a Taylorsville native who's currently a NFL free agent quarterback and with the help of Tartars athletic director Matt Caldwell, the difference from year one to now is major.

"Learning how to run it would be one of the biggest things," Caldwell said with a laugh. "The more we do it the better we get at it and we've got it down pretty efficient now and the numbers have just gotten bigger and bigger and bigger and we're real proud of that."

Taylorsville sophomore wide receiver Malik Strickland has been at the camp all four years and said it gives him something to aspire for.

"It makes me feel like people from my school can do something with their life instead of like just doing nothing."

The camp is free to all participants ages 7-17.