UMass invites sixth grader to high school QB camp

It’s never really too early to let an aspiring get some experience on the football field with some of the older guys, right? Some may disagree with letting a sixth grader attend a high school quarterback camp, but that may be jealousy on their part.

That is exactly what University of Massachusetts head coach Mark Whipple did on Saturday.

Whipple invited sixth grade quarterback Daron Bryden to the Minutemen’s quarterback camp. The catch is the fact that the camp is meant for high school quarterbacks. Bryden seems to be getting a leg up on the competition.

It seems like Bryden has a pretty decent arm on him for a sixth grader. This must be why he along with sixth grade running back Tyson Thornton became the first ever players of their age to be ranked by Rivals.

Okay, they weren’t ranked, but they were added to Rivals recruiting database, which means that people will need to look out for these kids as part of the class of 2021. Bryden still has a long way to go before he will be committing to any colleges, but I’m sure that UMass will always hold a special place in his heart come decision time.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Michael Beswick, AP

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