Former UCLA and current Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jordan Payton held a free football camp for 200 middle and high schoolers last week at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village.
Payton brought along some of his former Bruin teammates including Josh Rosen and Oaks Christian products Ishmael Adams and Cameron Judge to coach the kids. Eldridge Massington and incoming freshman Theo Howard who attended nearby Westlake High and also helped instruct the kids.
An article from The Acorn newspaper discusses the camp. In it, Payton says:
I just want to inspire these kids and give them hope. I want to help them believe they could be a pro too someday.
In the article, Massington talks about how Payton helped him adjust to college life. Massington said:
I love that dude. He’s like a big brother to me. He helped me transition from Dallas to L.A. I don’t know where I’d be without him.
Meanwhile, Jordan’s former quarterback spoke of Payton’s receiving skills. Josh Rosen said:
He catches every ball that gets thrown his way. He doesn’t drop anything. He’s going to turn heads in Cleveland.
The kids attending the camp received free t-shirts and cleats courtesy of Adidas.
The event looks to become a mainstay as it was called the 1st Annual Jordan Payton Football Camp. Let’s hope it was the first of many.