VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -Every July Valdosta State head football coach David Dean gets to recruit over 1,000 kids all in one day and he doesn't even have to leave the VSU campus.
Valdosta State hosted it's 10th annual seven on seven passing tournament Saturday. 28 teams competed in passing drills while the lineman worked on drills of their own.
For VSU it serves as a recruiting goldmine. Over 1,000 preps spend the day on the VSU campus and coach Dean is keeps a watchful eye.
"We get over 1,000 people 1,000 prospective students to Valdosta State on campus on just one day alone. And it gives them an opportunity to see the campus see our facilities meet some of our coaches some of our players and there's no better recruiting tool than that right there" said Dean.
"It gives us a chance to evaluate you know we see some kids run around and more importantly we get to see them compete. You can watch them out there on the field on Friday nights but to get an opportunity to watch them up close and see how they react positive and negative to different plays how they react to coaching. It gives you a great sense of whether those guys will be good fits into your program."
Teams came from as far as Miami to take part in the tournament. Lowndes won the championship game against Fleming Island, FL. Berrien County made it to the final four.