Madison defensive back/running back Junior Denton is the third Western North Carolina football player to receive an invitation to the NUC Sports Ultimate 100 top prospect camp scheduled for July 25-26 in College Station, Texas.
Denton is a rising junior for the Patriots.
Two rising sophomore quarterbacks from WNC – Cherokee’s Tye Mintz and Mountain Heritage’s Trey Robinson – have also been invited.
The NUC event is a two-day combine with three different sessions – elite, rising stars and future stars. It falls between one of the NCHSAA’s dead periods (July 20-26) where statewide athletes and coaches are not allowed to hold practices or other formal team activities. Individual work such as the NUC camp is permissible.
The first night of games for most mountain teams is Aug. 21.