Day getting ready for NIKE camp

James Day is a 6-0, 200-pound running back/safety prospect from Vancouver (Wash.) Mountain View and James is looking to showcase his talents this weekend down in Eugene with some of his teammates. He gave us an update as to what his summer plans are looking like and who he has been hearing from of late.

"First, I have our Nike Camp on the 8th, then it's up to Seattle to play in the Huskies' Passing Tournament," Day told Dawgman.com. "Other Thunder footballers making the trip to NIKE are Ben Huebschman, Josh Baird, and Trent Overman."

Day is obviously excited about getting his senior season underway. He feels the future for the Thunder is very bright. "As we begin to start spring practice the excitment for the season grows," he said. "I can't wait till we strap on the pads. We have a couple key transfers to add size and power to our O-line. Our receivers, and QB's have never looked better. We want nothing less than to win it all in 2002."

They have already been working hard towards that end, and no one is working harder for Mountain View than James. "I've continued the workouts at 5:00am every morning during the off season and now hope to put them to use on the field," Day said. "Our team just finished up playing at the O.S.U. passing camp. We were able to take second, scoring an average of 30 points a game, and giving up an average of 10."

Schools have been taking notice of James' dedication. "Air Force, Nebraska, Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State, Portland State, Idaho, Idaho State, Bosie State, Montana, Montana State and UCLA have all stopped by to take a look," he said. "As of late Harvard, Princeton, and Dartmoth have been in contact with me via phone."

Day doesn't have any offers yet, but that could all change, starting this coming weekend.

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