QB Academy Hits Phoenix
Tommy Thornton of Marcos de Niza
Tommy Thornton of Marcos de Niza
24-7Football.com Staff
Posted May 6, 2010


Top QB school makes a three day stop in the valley to work with some top up and coming QBs.

This past weekend the Orlando, Florida based Quarterback Academy (QBA) descended on Phoenix, Arizona running a three day camp at Marcos de Niza. The QBA camp at Marcos was an intense, athlete centered program that brought QBs from across the nation looking to hone their skills.

QBA founder Darin Slack, formerly a record setting signal caller at the University of Central Florida focuses his program on not only creating better quarterbacks, but creating “better young men. “ Throughout the weekend athletes ranging in age from 11 to 18 and ranging in skill level from Pop Warner to potential DI, gained hours of one on one attention in the art and science of playing quarterback. Some of the staff supporting Slack in Phoenix were Jenks, Oklahoma offensive coordinator Dub Maddox, former AFL QB Will Hewitt and long time Colorado prep coach Ryan Mullaney.

The camps top QBs consisted on Sawyer Kollmorgan and Hunter Collins both of Jenks High School in Oklahoma, Austin Ihm of Chatfield High School in Littleton, Colorado and Arizona quarterbacks Tommy Thornton and Kyle Faunce. As a junior Kollmorgan threw for over 2,500 yards and 24 scores while leading Jenks to a 13-1 record. Thornton, a move in to Marcos de Niza, had started in Colorado at Ponderosa High School since his freshman year. Austin Ihm of Chatfield will have the tough task of replacing talented signal caller Sam Stratton a dual threat quarterback that will be playing at Wyoming this upcoming season.

The QBA staff has already cranked out the frequent flyer miles hitting cities across the United States. By the time the high school regular season rolls around QBA will have done well over 40 camps.



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