Petty: "Best Camp I Have Been To"

Bryce Petty

While some may be taking a little time off for the summer, Midlothian quarterback Bryce Petty is busy making plenty of rounds in search of the right fit. He made the trip to three different football camps in a matter of a week, and plans to do the same this week and the next. One of his stops included a football camp in Norman. So what was the feeling when he left Oklahoma?

It would be easy to say that Midlothian quarterback Bryce Petty is somewhat of a salesman. And the product that he is selling is a 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback who wants the chance to play at the Division I level.

And like most salesmen, Petty is making the rounds so that college coaches can check him out.

"I went to Baylor on June 5, Oklahoma on June 8, and I just got back from Louisiana-Monroe," Petty said. "I went down to Monroe, but they didn't offer me. They told me that they didn't think that they could get me."

But Petty just pressed on. Right now his only offer is still from Portland State, but he is excited about the possible opportunities. In fact, there are quite a few more stops on his summer tour.

"Tomorrow (Tuesday) I am going to a satellite camp for Oklahoma State and Thursday I am going to Tennessee," Petty said. "Sunday I will camp in Nebraska. Then on the 19, I will go to Texas A&M and on the 21, I have Arkansas."

While all of these trips are planned and on the books, Petty made his way home after what could be considered as three back-to-back football camps.

He went into detail about one of the camps in particular.

"It (the Oklahoma camp) was good and there were a ton of kids there," Petty said. "But they did a good job of making sure all of us got reps. It was probably the best camp I have been to so far."

And even though he is out trying to make a name for himself, he recognized a player at the camp whom he has a lot of respect for. 

Even more so, he is excited to see the kind of success one of his fellow in-state players is having.

"Drew Allen was there and it was good to see him," Petty said. "I liked competing with him and it was cool. He has picked up so many offers this camp season."

The atmosphere of Norman and the vibe he got from the coaches felt right according to Petty. And from the way he put it, he felt like he was already part of the team.

"To be honest with you, all of the coaches made me feel like I was already a Sooner," Petty said. 

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