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First weekend of 2022 Butch Jones football summer camps complete

Hundreds of campers were at Centennial Bank Stadium this weekend.
Hundreds of campers were at Centennial Bank Stadium this weekend.(KAIT-TV)
Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 10:02 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 11, 2022 at 5:43 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The first of several Butch Jones football summer camps wrapped up Saturday afternoon at Centennial Bank Stadium.

24 teams from multiple states were around A-State’s campus Saturday morning for the Battle in the Boro. Over 800 players were at the camp for the event.

The big turnout is just part of the success. Some who attended the camps say offers were made to high school athletes. A big part of last year’s recruiting class came from camp attendees.

“Out of our 15 high school players, 12 of them were in our camps and on our campus,” Jones said. “That shows you the importance of camps from an evaluation standpoint for us, but also from an evaluation standpoint for the prospective student-athlete. They’re able to work with our coaches, they’re able to see our facility. So again, camps are vital in terms of the recruiting process, but just the overall structure of our football program, a lot of our walk-ons as well were in our camps.”

The camp started with Friday Night Lights at the stadium, where campers from Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and more were in town over the weekend.

UPCOMING 2022 ARKANSAS STATE FOOTBALL CAMPS

- Butch Jones Future Stars Football Camp (June 14-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

- Butch Jones Prospect Camp (June 18, 12-4 p.m.)

- Butch Jones Prospect Camp (June 25, 12-4 p.m.)

- Butch Jones Summer Finale Camp (July 29, 12-4 p.m.)

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