Following the Syracuse Orange football spring game on April 2, young SU fans will get a unique opportunity to learn the game from some of the program's best recent players.
Former Orange wide receiver Donte Davis (2006-09) is bringing a new youth football camp to the Carrier Dome following the spring game's activities. And he'll be bringing some special instructors in the form of other SU alums too -- most notably brand-new Arizona Cardinals defensive end Chandler Jones.
The one-hour session will take place at the Dome following the spring game, with free admission for the participants. That group is limited to kids in eighth grade and under. A second session takes place the next day, April 3, but will take place at nearby Nottingham High School and cost $65 for participants age seven through 17. The event will run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ET.
Along with Davis and Jones, several other recent grads are also slated to be in attendance, including fan favorites like Prince-Tyson Gulley, Delone Carter, Jay Bromley, Terrel Hunt and Rob Long, among others. Davis and that group are also working on some other big names from Syracuse's football past. As he told Syracuse.com's Nate Mink, Ryan Nassib, Walter Reyes, Don McPherson and Art Monk (and more) are others they'd like to get involved.
If that wasn't enough for fans to get excited about, the possibility of an alumni football game before the spring game has also been floated. Obviously the TNIAAM staff's harped on missed marketing opportunities in the past. If they can get enough alums on campus for the spring game AND get a 30-minute flag football game together with even a few of the program's most beloved former players, this seems like a huge win from a promotional standpoint.
Hopefully this comes together in the last few weeks leading up the spring game. Until then, we'll anxiously wait to hear more.