HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Organizers expected 550 of Hawaii's high school football players to participate in the first day of the annual GPA College Showcase on Friday.
Turns out, that might have been an underestimation.
At least 600 football players from Hawaii and across the Pacific turned out for the first day of the camp, which brings dozens of college football coaches from around the country to the University of Hawaii to coach, and evaluate, Hawaii's finest athletes.
After registration was over, campers broke into three groups -- linemen, offensive skill players, and defensive skill players -- before taking turns participating in on-field football drills and classroom work inside a nearby auditorium.
Players were led through warm-ups and individual position drills before they began learning the defensive coverages and offensive plays they will use over the next two days of the camp.
The event continues at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning.