Project Friendship (501c3) in conjunction with the men of Phi Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. hosted our annual football recruiting summit that now has been renamed The Brandon Adams Football Recruiting Summit on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. We renamed this event in honor of Georgia Tech star football player Brandon Adams (Delta Kappa Chapter), who passed away in 2019.
This free event has connected high school senior football players to scholarship opportunities from colleges and universities seeking to recruit football players to their institutions. We provided breakfast and lunch for the athletes and parents at no cost. We had 109 high school seniors register attend this event this year. We had 44 students-athletes offered scholarships from the above colleges or university with 8 football players having accepted offers at this time.
The following colleges and universities were in attend this year: Benedict College, Bowie State University, Clark Atlanta University, Lincoln University, Virginia State University, Miles College, Point University, Erskine College, Shaw University, Morehouse College, Arkansas Baptist College, Reinhardt College, and Wheeling University.
We had a representative of Brandon Adams’ family in attendance for this amazing event. Also, Brandon’s chapter brothers (Delta Kappa) were in attendance as well. Ryan Stewart (Delta Kappa Chapter) was the keynote speaker for program section. We awarded the inaugural Brandon Adams Leadership Award given to Tyson Meiguez, from Creekside High School (who signed with Georgia Tech) and The Project Friendship Student-Athlete Leadership Award was given to Khatavian Franks from Creekside High School (who signed with Georgia Tech).
Although Georgia is one of the more talent rich high school football states, more than 1,500 football playing seniors are left without collegiate scholarship offers annually due to the lack of exposure and/or resources.