Football camps popped up all over the Arklatex this weekend. The local talent that’s gone on to bigger things hasn’t forgot where they came from.
Morris Claiborne, a cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys, hosted his third annual free clinic at Independence Stadium over the weekend. Attendees participated in combine like drills and brushed up on fundamentals. Kids had a chance to shake hands with Claiborne and other NFL and collegiate players.
Claiborne and his teammates all have one thing in common; they want to give back to their community.
“It’s very important for me to not forget where I come from and this is a big thing to do. For the kids to come out and just enjoy themselves, and be around good guys and good coaches, and that was part of my goal. Getting guys that they could relate to, guys that are coming into college just out of high school, leaving college going to the NFL, you know so they can have all types of guys to relate to,” said Morris Claiborne.
“It means so much, you know, knowing I’m from the same town these kids are from, coming to the same camps and doing the same thing I used to do when I was younger. It’s a big deal tome to come back and be able to share the knowledge I’ve learned over the year and a half I’ve been at Baton Rouge,” said LSU defensive back Tre’Davious White.