One of Brighton's biggest offensive weapons this coming football season has been making some noise over the summer.
Senior-to-be Austin Chapman attended a regional camp for football kickers on July 1 in Conway, Ark. Thanks to his performance there, Chapman was invited to attend the Kohl's National Scholarship Camp this weekend in Milwaukee, Wisc.
According to the invitation letter, "This is the premier camp of its kind in the nation. It has been the foundation for many athletes who have gone on to have success in college and the NFL. The camp is a gathering of the best specialists from all over the nation … This camp is not for everyone. That is why we have qualifications."
Chapman (6-2, 185) has been kicking for Brighton since his freshman season.
He is also a standout in soccer.
In addition to serving as Brighton's captain last year, he has participated in club soccer for the last six years, winning a state title. Chapman also competed in the Region 3 and National Premier League.
The national camp includes punters and long snappers. Approximately 500 athletes are expected to attend.
Another excerpt from the letter read, "We feel you have demonstrated the ability to finish in the upper half of the camp. You are easily a qualifier for this camp and one of the very top national prospects in your class."
Kohl's, ESPN and other organizations rank kickers nationally based partly on performance at the camp in Milwaukee.