Devin Gardner Speaks About Elite 11 Experience

The WolverineCorrespondent IAugust 24, 2009

Devin Gardner recently gave us his thoughts about his approach to the Elite 11 camp and his development as a quarterback. "They told me not to run 40s and do all that stuff, but I was like 'I've made myself better,' " Gardner said.

"'I have to go out here and show what I can do.' (Inkster) Coach (Greg) Carter said, 'Oh, you want to be the best in the country?' and I said, 'That's right.' I ran a 4.57 electric (timed) 40. I proved that I was fast and I could throw."

"The counselors were great and guys like (NFL quarterback) Carson Palmer were there," Gardner said of the camp. "It was a great atmosphere. We were even competing against the counselors, so it was all competition. I got a chance to know Joe and Robert, but when it was time to perform, we were out there trying to beat each other."

Although Gardner comes across as a very humble, modest kid, don't mistake it for a lack of drive or ambition. "I'm just a kid. People think I'm a cool guy; I'm not that cool. I'm just a regular guy, but I love to have the ball in my hands on every play."

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