McManus hoping QB Country camp can give him tools to lead young Thorsby team

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By Carey Reeder, The Clanton Advertiser


Thorsby High School football is the youngest team in Chilton County and one of the youngest in the state of Alabama. Freshman quarterback Grayson McManus is among the talented lowerclassmen that the Rebels will need to lean on this upcoming season. He has taken the initiative to lead and took a big step in that journey on Feb. 3.

McManus traveled to Mobile to participate in the third annual Draft Prep Experience and Competition put on by the widely popular Quarterback Country training company. The camp is partnered with the Reese’s Senior Bowl for college seniors where players get one last shot at improvement before their college pro day and the NFL draft. McManus is a member of QB Country and frequently trains with the staff in Birmingham.

“We had a really good time,” McManus said. “I met some new friends, and overall it was a great experience.”

The camp began on Feb. 3 with the practice viewing cancelled due to weather, but McManus and his peers were able to get a training session in that evening. There McManus received help from senior bowl players and coaches to critique his throwing form and perfect certain quarterback fundamentals. He also picked up tips from the older quarterbacks on how to manipulate his arm to make certain types of throws in games.

Friday began with meeting the NFL and senior bowl quarterbacks in the morning and then it was right back to the field for more instruction. Athletes from 28 different states were represented during the weekend and five states alone were present in McManus’ class of 2025 group.

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