Since the Beyond 2000 Elite Camp (B2G) was founded six years ago, over 70 players who attended the camp are playing major college football, 40 are in the Pac-10 and 19 of their camp alumni have played as true freshmen (that's over 26% of their total players in college). That's pretty impressive for a camp that just focuses on quality verses quantity. Close to one out of every two B2G campers have received a major D-1 scholarship.
The B2G Elite Camp has become one of the most high profile programs available to high school athletes. Rather than testing, B2G co-founders Ron Allen (UCLA '97, '98) and Henry Bell (Purdue '97, '98) have earned an undeniable reputation of taking the best players around and making them even better.
The invite only camp has fine tuned talents like Steve Smith (USC), Mark Bradford (Stanford), Daymeion Hughes (Cal), Marcus Everett (UCLA) and Dennis Dixon (Oregon).
Last summer¸ standout safety Ryan McFoy of Chino (Arizona State) told Rivals, "The USC camp was fun. But the B2G Camp really prepared me for the USC Camp. I learned a lot of footwork and football knowledge at the B2G camp," McFoy said. "Because of what I learned at B2G, I was pretty dominant at the USC camp."
Crenshaw superstar Darian Hagan (Cal) credited competition as his motivation to attend the B2G Elite Camp. After completing the intense weekend, Hagan told Rivals.com, "It was a good experience, and I got a chance to play against some good players like David Ausberry (USC)," said Hagan. "I'd heard a lot about him, but I never got to see him in action until the camp. All the hype is true because he's a really good athlete. I also got to work with other guys I heard a lot about like C.J. Gable (USC), so it was a great experience."
Notice the quality of players mentioned? The majority of players were highly rated by Rivals.com and have gone off to play D-I college football or are on their way.
This year, B2G has cut down its list of potential invitees down to 200 and will make its final 65 selection by mid April. The camp will take place June 22-25 at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA.
Some of the top prospects that are currently being evaluated that fans of Rivals.com would know include defensive backs; Lance Mitchell from Pasadena (Calif.) Muir, Courtney Viney from Fresno (Calif.) Edison, Donovan Warren from Long Beach (Calif.) Poly and athlete Malcolm Smith from Woodland Hills (Calif.).
Others include linebacker Chris Galippo from Anaheim (Calif.) Servite, wide out Anthony Boyles from Gardena (Calif.) Serra, running backs Raymond Carter from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw and Brandon Johnson from Compton (Calif.) Dominguez.
Quarterbacks Ronnie Fouch Redlands (Calif.) East Valley, Clint Brewster from Denver (Colo.) Mullen and Chris Forcier from San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine round out what should be one of the best camps to date.
Friends of Rivals are invited to attend the last day of the Elite Camp when players show off what they learned by playing in the highly anticipated "A-Game". Complete with one-on-one action and the seven-on-seven flag football battle, the A-Game will be the most exciting high school pre-season event you will see all summer. The location and time will be announced on May 1st.
See you June 25th at "The A-Game".