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Harris, FournetteMore than 350 boys and girls ages 5-13 showed up to Independence Stadium on a balmy Saturday morning, June 14, for a day full of football instruction and fun.

The kids all gathered at the 50-yard line and listened to a pair of LSU freshmen open up the camp with some words of advice.

No. 1 overall recruit, running back Leonard Fournette, opened up the clinic by talking about how difficult a choice he had to make choosing between LSU and Alabama to play football. He reminded the kids to keep God first in their decisions and to remember to say their prayers.

Youth Clinic 1Hometown hero, quarterback Brandon Harris, followed up Fournette by telling the kids to be sure to listen to their parents and coaches and to work hard in school. Harris made a name for himself as a standout player at Parkway High School in Bossier City.

Following the opening statements, the kids broke out into age groups and began to work on drills with college coaches from ULM, LSU, Grambling State, Mississippi Valley State, East Texas Baptist and Louisiana College, as well as former Louisiana Youth Clinic 2Tech Kicker Matt Nelson. Harris and Fournette also spent time with each of the age groups working on numerous skills.

The kids got to run and play for about three hours before they received a free lunch and t-shirt at the conclusion of the clinic. Party Central in Bossier City helped to make the youth football clinic a huge success.

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