Gabe Giardina’s Football Camp saw massive turnout on day one

Over 100 athletes attended the first day of ASU's camp

ALBANY, GA – The Albany State Golden Rams held day one of a two-day high school football camp on Friday afternoon, with over 100 student-athletes in attendance.

“The Gabe Giardina football camp is first and foremost hard,” Albany State head football coach Gabe Giardina said. “We want it to be difficult, we want to push these guys, and we want the cream to rise to the top. That’s why we do the Ram agility circuit first, so we could find out who is Ram material and who is not. … That’s the way we like it, that’s the way we feel like we’ve been good, and that’s the way we want it around here in south Georgia.”

The camp went from 11a.m. to 2p.m. Friday and saw over 100 high school athletes looking to improve their skills. The high schoolers ranged from freshmen to seniors from all over south Georgia and north Florida, and Giardina says he hopes to see them again in the future, possibly playing for the Rams.

“I hope they get a chance to see the beautiful Albany State campus,” Giardina said. “The unsinkable, beautiful, indestructible, gorgeous place that it is. I hope they get to see the heart that we coach people with, and that we’re trying to capture the hearts and minds of these players, and we say ‘hey, maybe you want to be part of this family’; see if you’re good enough, see if you’re our type of guy. It’s a good evaluation for these guys to see who we are, where we are, and how we do things.”

The next and final ASU football camp will be held next Friday, July 15, from 11a.m. until 2p.m.