Carter McCown has had a football-filled summer, that should have him at or near the top of his game when the Indians open fall practices on Aug. 12.
He led the Jacksonville 7-on-7 team to a 7-1 record in league play.
That same group of Tribe 7-on-7ers came within a whisker of qualifying for the state 7-on-7 tournament.
After taking part in voluntary strength and condition workouts earlier this summer at JHS, Carter McCown participated in a couple of combines and summer camps that he said should make him a more complete player this season.
“I attended a combine in Fort Worth and the TCU Combine in Kilgore,” he stated. “Also I went to camps at Texas A&M and at Colorado State.”
Carter McCown said that by competing against other athletes from a high level can only make him better.
“The A&M camp was a particularly good one,” he said. “Everyone there was as good or better than our best players.
“I think that it helped me to go up against some of the best defensive backs in the country.”
The young McCown said that he knows that he is stronger and faster than he was this time a year ago and that he hopes that the preparations that he he has taken part in since the conclusion of his sophomore campaign last fall will make make him a smarter quarterback in the upcoming season.
“I've watched hours and hours of film (since the end of last season) with coach (Chris) Taber and some of the other (JHS) coaches,” Carter McCown said. “I think that I have improved at recognizing defensive schemes and such and I think that I will be in a better position to help my team this year because of that.”
Carter McCown made it quite clear that his first priority is helping the Indians win football games.