Sundays with Jason David …

In the video: Keith Smith is in blue top/black shorts. Darien Johnson (black top/maroon shorts), Herman Atkins (red top/blue shorts), Unknown (white top/black shorts) … he plays at JC and is friend of Devon Blackmon.

Former Charter Oak, Washington St. and NFL Super Bowl champion defensive back Jason David let me know he’s got some workouts taking place at Charter Oak High on Sundays, so I decided to roll over there and check it out. As usual, David’s workouts are pretty interesting stuff. To me, they’re cutting edge, but then again I’m not a coach. Anyway, out there was former Charter Oak linebacker and current freshman All-American Keith Smith of San Jose St., former Tribune Player of the Year at Charter Oak and current San Diego St. RB Adam Muema, top Oregon recruit Devon Blackmon of Summit High, New Mexico St. DB Darien Johnson of Bishop Amat and current Charter Oak players Chris Gilchrist and Herman Atkins. I know I wrote about Atkins in my “Under the radar” segment on CO’s spring practice, but wow, this guy is impressive. Clearly one of the top athletes in the area. Joining David for some instruction was former Los Altos and New Mexico WR Travis Brown, who is now an assistant at Damien under head coach Greg Gano.

Aram’s take: David was wearing a t-shirt that said “No deposit, no return”. I guess that’s kind of the point of what they were doing out there on a Sunday. I mean, you can see why these guys are at the top of their game or trying to get there, because most people aren’t out doing drills IN MAY ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON. That, and these guys are all football junkies. I am too, but in a fan kind of way. I don’t know what it’s like to be a football junkie as a player, but just think about this — David has won a Super Bowl and Smith is a frosh All-American and on a Sunday afternoon they’re out at CO. Impressive!

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  • Coach Slayer

    What a colossal waste of time. Did’nt they know Pirates of the Caribbean IV is out?

  • just askin’

    I’m guessing you didn’t show the “cutting edge” stuff? Top Secret?

  • Sierra League Fan

    Wow what a great infomercial for his workouts. Are they free and open to all area H.S> athletes? If not, how much did he pay you for advertising? These types of workouts are a dime a dozen. There are so many ex college/pro athletes making money off of these kids. Today’s high school ahtletes feel like they have to keep up with the Jones. If they don’t spend money on speed training, strength coaches or clinics like these, they feel like they are behind. This is too bad for the kids who cannot afford it. Shme on those ex players who are profiting off these kids and Kudos to those who give their time for free.

  • Jason David’s workouts are free. I’m pretty sure he’s ok cash-wise.

    And like I said, the workouts are cutting edge to me because I’m not a coach. Maybe they are, maybe they aren’t.

  • Sierra League Fan

    If his workouts are free….Kudos to Jason David for giving back to the sport and setting a good example.

  • LaKisha

    All I can say is THANKS JASON! What better way can a man show how to live by example than to just do it! Your actions speak louder than any word spoken!

    Oh and by the way…the theater is full of people that can ONLY watch and make rude/bad comments about the people they paid to see.

    Keep up the great work Jason. I appreciate all that you’ve done and continue to do.

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