Saints’ players test skills at camp

Published 12:01 am Friday, April 6, 2012

NATCHEZ — Two Trinity Episcopal freshman football players made a trip to Zachary, La., in February to test their skills against some of the region’s best young athletes.

Quinton Logan and Trey Fleming participated in the National Underclassmen Combine Feb. 25, and both players said the camp was a great experience in their young careers.

“(NUC) was good,” Fleming said. “There was a lot of good talent, and it will help me in the future.”

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Both Saints’ players felt they fared well at the combine against quality competition.

“It was my first (combine), and there was a lot of competition,” Logan said. “I did alright. I just wanted to go test my talents.”

Logan is a middle linebacker and tight end for Trinity, and he said he managed to break up a couple of passes at the combine.

Logan said he was not pleased with his 40-yard dash time at the combine.

“I wasn’t really ready,” he said. “It was real early in the morning, and I wasn’t stretched out, so on my first try on the 40 I didn’t do very well.”

Logan said his speed is something he wants to work on in the offseason.

“I want to be running in the four (second range) in the 40, and bench press more,” he said.

Fleming plays wide receiver and he did well during one-on-one drills, he said.

Fleming said he hopes to get faster over the summer.

“I want to work hard and get my speed up,” he said. “My brother (R.J. Fleming) is going to help with my speed.”

Fleming said he hopes to attend more camps this summer.

“I want to go to a whole lot more,” he said. “It helps with my talent-level and to try to get better. I want to go to more and see more talent and get better.”

Both players hope to see improvements next year as sophomores.

“Mostly we want to make it to the playoffs and go to the state championship,” Logan said.

Logan said he also has some long-term goals that he would like to accomplish before he leaves Trinity.

“Hopefully I get an interception and take it to the house,” he said.

He also wants to get five sacks in a season and record more than 100 tackles.

Fleming said he was disappointed in his freshman football season and hopes his sophomore year will be better.

He also hopes to follow in his older brother’s footsteps and play college football.

Fleming also plays baseball, basketball and track and field for the Saints, and he said keeping his busy schedule has become routine.

“I have been doing it ever since I was born,” he said.

Logan said he plays basketball and baseball when he is not on the gridiron, but he thinks he is best on the diamond.

“For a freshman I am doing pretty good (this year),” he said.

Logan said he is batting approximately .360 this season with a couple of doubles.