With hopefully a permanent change in the weather for the better, besides the start of the spring sport season comes an important time of the year for football prospects as well.
It's football camp season.
From a top level recruit standpoint, Chicagoland will host two regional spring invite only camps this spring.
Both the Nike Football Training Camp along with the Rivals.com camp are invitation only events for the top level recruits in the Class of 2015/2016 and a handful of 2017 prospects.
NFTC will be held on April 12th at Addison Trail High School along with the Elite 11 regional quarterback camp. Players at the NFTC will compete for a chance to earn a invitation to The Opening, the NFTC elite level camp which will feature the Top 162 players in the nation. Quarterbacks who take part in the regional Elite 11 camps will earn a chance to take part in the final Elite 11 camp which features several of the top signal callers in the nation.
The Rivals.com camp, presented by Under Armour will be held on May 4th at Maine South High School . The Rivals regional camps also will invite the top performers to either the Rivals 100 Five-Star Challenge or the Rivals 100 Top Underclassmen Challenge. Both events will feature the Top 100 prospects to it's elite level camps later this summer.
Year in and year out both camps have been showcase events with national coverage and both Chicagoland camps will feature a who's who list of area prospects.