FORT WAYNE—Two local underclassmen gridiron stars have received a rare honor.
Fans recently learned that 17-year-old Randon Moore, son of Derrick Moore and Cynthia Chapman Moore, and 16-year-old Quantez Elijah Jet, son of Tennille and Jamie Bright, have been accepted to participate in an invitation only Top Gun for Elite Players clinic at the prestigious Football University—aka FBU—skill camp.
“Football University, owned and operated by All American Games, producers of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl is an invitation-only experience for the serious football player, focusing on teaching technique and skill in a small-group setting with other elite athletes,” explains the organizations website at www.footballuniversity.org. “FBU was founded as a premier educational football camp for an elite class of football players who have already demonstrated their high-level football ability, seriousness for the game, and have chosen football as their primary sport.”
Typically, seniors reportedly are invited to the Elite Camps.
Moore, a junior at Bishop Luers High School, was playing corner on the football team but has recently been moved to safety. After years of playing offense, this defensive position is new to him, but Moore said he is doing well with the change.
The 6’ tall, 175 lbs. safety received an invite to attend an FBU Camp this summer in Indianapolis where he played outstanding as running back and was selected from there to move on FBU Top Gun for the Elite players in Dublin, Ohio. Moore shined there and has now received an invite to attend the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio, Texas in January 2014. This is a big achievement to a young man, who had to set out his freshman year due to an injury—and is an A/B student.
Jet, a sophomore, also at Bishop Luers High School, is a 6’2” tall, 248 lbs. defensive tackle who has been invited to the High School Showcase bowl in Orlando Fla., at the end of December. He is one of the elite players who attended the East Bay All American Bowl as an eighth grader and got his start.