2006 B2G Elite Preview: QB's

Though small in numbers, the group of quarterbacks scheduled to attend the 2006 Beyond 2000 Elite Football Program, which begins this Friday in Thousand Oaks, will have plenty of opportunities to throw and will have several talented receivers, tight ends and backs to work with.

It will be a small group of quarterbacks at the B2G Elite Football Program in Thousand Oaks, Calif., this weekend, but though they may be small in numbers, they will get plenty of opportunities to throw the ball to a talented group of receivers, tight ends and running backs.

The group of 65 players will be comprised of four quarterbacks: Monrovia (Calif.) quarterback David Potts, Vancouver (Wash.) Columbia River quarterback Evan Mozzochi and Los Angeles (Calif.) Verbum Dei quarterback Curtis Wilson, all heading into their senior years as well as Santa Monica (Calif.) Ryan Katz, set to begin his junior year.

Potts and Mozzochi are still waiting on their first offers respectively, but both relish the opportunity to attend B2G.

"It's the most prestigious camp available, only the top 65 players (in the West), so it is going to be good competition. It's important for me to go because I still don't have an offer so I'm just going to prove myself," said Potts, no stranger to camps or combines this spring, attending a half-dozen since January.

Mozzochi is coming down from the Pacific Northwest, and is eager to show his skills at the camp.

"The small numbers and the high quality of play and the players that have a high skill level was what stood out to me," said Mozzochi. "It's my first trip down there (to California), so I'm looking forward to it."

Coaching the quarterbacks will be former Concord (Calif.) De La Salle and UCLA quarterback Brian Callahan, who is the son of former Oakland Raiders coach and current Nebraska coach Bill Callahan, himself an offensive guru.

"The individual coaching stood out too," said Mozzochi, himself no stranger to the camp and combine circuit. Thus far, he has gone to a camp at Oregon State, the Stanford and Eugene Nike Camp, Oregon's 1-Day Camp and is traveling to B2G immediately following the Linfield team camp with his teammates.

Mozzochi will be the only quarterback who is coming without a teammate, as Katz will be joined by his favorite target, receiver Cameron Collins and Blackmon will have teammate Michael Evans, a defensive back in attendance.

Meanwhile, Potts will have plenty of familiar faces to throw to over the course of the weekend, as running backs Tyler Thompson and James Davis and tight end Eric Brooks all will be at B2G. This will be the third time the four have been at a camp together, having all traveled to the U.S. Army All-American Combine in San Antonio and the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles last month.

"Once I found out they were going, I definitely wanted in," said Potts, who will be attending his last camp of the summer.

Scout.com will provide exclusive coverage the first three days of B2G and the camp, which runs from June 22-25, culminates on Sunday, the 25th with the A-Game.

BF.com note: Beavers that have attended the B2G camp include safety Bryan Payton, linebacker Isiah Cook, and receiver Anthony Wheat-Brown.

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