VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) – Mike Vick’s 13-year career as one of the most electrifying quarterbacks in NFL history is over. These days, he’s looking to mold the next group of young super stars through his V7 Elite Playmakers Showcase; a youth camp for middle and high school players.
“Very intense camp,” said the no. 1 overall pick out of Warwick High School and Virginia Tech. “The Middle school kids this morning enjoyed every minute of it, I think they get a lot out of the camp. I think it’s very educational in terms of football on and off the field, and I just try to make it a great experience for them and make it as competitive as we can make it.”
Vick’s camp is traveling nation-wide, and has already made stops in Nashville, Dallas and Atlanta.
At the end of the morning session, Vick addressed the middle school group, saying, “Be a better student than a football player.
“It’s all about being disciplined, being loyal in the classroom, loyal to your teachers, genuine about your work and how you go about it,” said Vick.
“How they’re raised right now, how they grow up right now will be a tell-tale of how they’ll grow up, and I want them to understand that right now is the most important time to hone your skills, hone that certain level of competition in your life and know what direction you want to go in. “