College Station: The center of the football universe?

USAF_logo_4c[1]Question: What do Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Heisman finalist Jordan Lynch have in common – besides being two of the nation’s top college football players?

Answer: As high school standouts, both competed for USA Football and U.S. National Teams.

Question: What does this have to do with the City of College Station?

Answer: The 17-and-Under USA Football Development Week is July 14-20 at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex. The event will bring 200 of the best and brightest student-athletes from across the country to College Station, where they will participate in a week of training, coaching and overall development of skills needed to participate at the next level and compete for spots on the U.S. National Teams.

The camp is a prime place to get an early look at future college and professional stars.

USA football conducts only three development camps around the U.S. and the U-17 camp will be in Texas. The College Station Parks & Recreation Department, along with other local community groups, convinced USA Football that College Station would be an ideal venue for its U-17 Development Week.

Texas A&M and our local high school teams are the focus of attention in the fall, but College Station and Veterans Park will be the center of the football universe in July. The week before the camp, about 200 teams will be in town for the Texas 7-on-7 tournament, which returns after a one-year hiatus.

Old-timers used to say there were only two sports in Texas: football and spring football. In College Station, you can add summer football to the list.

For more information, call 979.764.3410 or email me at

J. D. Wood
J. D. Wood | Lead Athletic Supervisor