CONYERS — The fourth annual Grady Jarrett youth football camp is set to take place Saturday at Rockdale County High School, the current Atlanta Falcons star’s alma mater.

Jarrett, a former standout for the Bulldogs and current starting defensive tackle for the hometown Falcons, is set to work with ages 8-18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the football field. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with Jarrett, as well as train in several different drills.

Rockdale County athletic director said that more than 200 children have already signed up. A cheer camp will also be incorporated into this year’s camp. Overall, Suddeth said having Jarrett back in his hometown of Conyers and set to host his fourth-straight youth camp is huge for both the community and Rockdale County High School.

“This is one of our top events,” Suddeth said. “Every time Grady comes home, it really ignites our community. You can really feel another level of excitement. We’re so proud of Grady and all of his accomplishments. So glad that he continues to come home to mentor and support our Bulldogs.”

Jarrett will kick off a jam-packed weekend with a 7-on-7 high school football tournament and big man challenge Friday morning and afternoon. Ten teams across the state are set to participate.

“Grady’s camp has grown bigger and bigger each year,” Suddeth said. “Friday, we’ll have 10 high school teams competing in a 7-on-7 passing tournament and big man challenge. Really fun to watch the athletes display their skills in a competitive environment. On Saturday, we’ll have more than 200 kids on our field doing various drills. Fun to watch Grady as a coach giving instruction. Not sure who Grady is bringing with him this year, but he usually invites other NFL players to join him.”

Jarrett invited the likes of fellow Falcons defensive end Vic Beasley to last year’s camp, as well as several for Falcons including defensive back Brian Poole.

Sports Editor

A 2017 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Colin joined the Rockdale/Newton Citizen in March of 2018 as the papers' full-time sports editor. A 2013 graduate of Jackson County High School, Colin received a golf scholarship to Andrew College.

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