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Bellefontaine’s Gorham joins elite company at Ohio State’s advanced football camp

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ABOVE: Bellefontaine’s A.J. Gorham goes through a drill during Sunday’s Ohio State senior advanced camp in Columbus. FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer speaks to two of his assistants during Sunday’s camp. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | MATT HAMMOND)

In the world of college football recruiting, camps are like a job interview for high school players. They are a way for coaches to get a first-hand look at recruits in a high intensity atmosphere.

Bellefontaine’s A.J. Gorham had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the best players in the country Sunday at Ohio State’s senior advanced camp.

The camp attracted hundreds of players who came with the same purpose: to try to open the eyes of the many college coaches in attendance. Ohio State head man Urban Meyer and the entire assistant coaching staff headlined the list of coaches looking on. There were head coaches and assistants from NCAA programs ranging from Division I to Division III.

A wide receiver who will be a senior in the fall, Gorham had to battle nerves in the early going.

“I was really nervous at first,” he said. “Once it got going, I figured out what I needed to do and I was able to get more comfortable.”

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