ASU Aplin's a busy man next few days

Arkansas State quarterback Ryan Aplin is a busy man in the next few days. QB 1 flew out this morning to the state of Louisiana to be a guest instructor at the Manning Passing Academy. Go "Inside" this Free Read to see why this is such a neat story.

Arkansas State University Football team is returning the reigning Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year in red-shirt senior Ryan Aplin.

Aplin, known affectionly as QB 1, is a busy man in next few days.

Aplin flew out to Louisiana early this morning, he has arrived in the Pelican State and preparing to serve as an instructor at the Manning Passing Academy.

This is a high honor for Aplin, a worthy recipient but even a neater story.

Aplin attended a Manning Passing Academy coming out of his sophomore high school season headed into his junior season, getting to meet the Manning Family and learning some of the skills that he has honed and used as the starter for the Red Wolves going into his third straight year. visited with Aplin's mother Lorile Aplin to get her thoughts of her son participating in the passing camp until Sunday. He will fly back Sunday evening and fly back out Monday morning to represent ASU at the Sun Belt Media Day.

"Ryan is so excited," a proud mother explained. "When he got the call and the invite from Archie Manning it was like Christmas morning. He was like, guess who I just talked to, guess who I just got a text from."

According to QB 1's mother, Aplin grew up a big fan of the Manning Family and is very honored to be invited to be an instructor at the prestige camp.

"He is so honored to be there as an instructor," Mrs. Aplin "It's neat to see how he has developed over the years. His family is very proud of him."

Aplin is scheduled to meet later Thursday afternoon where he will join the Manning Family of quarterbacks other top quarterbacks in the country for their first staff meeting.

Stay tuned to for an exclusive interview with Aplin at the Sun Belt Media Days to get his thoughts on the Manning Passing Academy, this upcoming football season among other hot topics.