Alabama football players, including Will Anderson Jr., to hold camp at Hillcrest

Jerell Rushin
The Tuscaloosa News

Hillcrest High School will be the site of a rare opportunity for youth and high school football players.

The co-ed Nike Football Skills Camp, for ages 8-18, is coming to Tuscaloosa June 13-15. It features instructors from the Alabama football team, including unanimous AP first-team All-American Will Anderson Jr.

Cameron Latu, Emil Ekiyor Jr. and Jaylen Moody are also instructors for the three-day camp.

Campers will receive 18 hours of football instruction from the Crimson Tide players and a T-shirt, gym bag, player card and lanyard from Nike.

Hillcrest football coach Jamie Mitchell is the camp director. Registration has dropped from $495 to $295.

"Any time Nike is attached to anything you know things are going to be done the right way," Mitchell said. "For us to have a chance to bring it out to Hillcrest High School is a real bonus for our program and our city. It's a great opportunity for kids of all ages to get out and learn something about football and do it under a great setting and with some great Alabama players as well."

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Each camper will register for a position with accompanied drills, competitions and trainings. There will be question-and-answer periods, linemen challenges and 7-on-7 tournaments.

Nike will give camper of the day and week prizes. Every camper receives a picture and autograph with the featured instructors.

Alabama football memorabilia is available for purchase.

You may register at the following link:

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"A lot of competing camps may be one-day camps," NextGen camp organizer Jacob Byrd said. "This is a three-day camp. There's 18 hours of instruction from high-level coaches and high-level athletes that are playing on the biggest stage."

Jerell Rushin is a recruiting reporter for the Tuscaloosa News and the USA TODAY Network. Reach him at and follow him on Twitter at @JerellRushin_.