Lance Babb II has offers from Air Force, New Mexico, Wyoming and several other Division 1 universities and still has a 12th grade season of football to participate in. The 6-1 195 pound senior is looking to reel in some bigger scholarships with his performance this year.
Pete Arbogast is one of the best radio announcers in the country. Over the years he has broadcasted play-by-play for the Los Angeles Clippers, Cincinnati Bengals, as well as professional baseball and ice hockey. Arbogast currently works radio for the University of Southern California athletics and is most recognized for his play-by-play of Trojans football.
A local man from John Marshall High School and a former Trojan himself, Arbogast always aspired to be in sports media. When working his way up the broadcast ranks, he had trouble making it to primetime but with a little advice from some great people, he found a way to make it his own.
“Vin Scully told me that the real trick is to be yourself…if you have a good personality or a story to tell, then you will always be able to be entertaining and convey things in a personable way,” Arbogast learned.
Over 25 junior college athletes, who play football in the greater Los Angeles Area, attended Northstar Performance Training’s skills development camp held at Citrus College over the weekend. The players competed in the 40-yard dash, L-Drill, shuttle and long jump. The camp was solely based on getting athletes prepared for the tests they will receive in college as well as the NFL.
Keith Johnson (CEO of Northstar) held the JC showcase to expose young players to the prerequisites of an actual combine.
“One thing we consistently offer to these young athletes is more technical training and the ability to change directions and move the correct way…its important to be explosive on the football field and that is exactly what type of work that goes on at these camps,” Johnson explained.
Players from Citrus, San Bernardino, Long Beach, Golden West and many more were just some of the participants at the combine training.