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UMass Football: Mark Whipple Invited 6th Grader To High School QB Camp

For better or worse, college football recruiting cycles are getting longer and longer. That became very apparent in February, when Rivals ranked its first two sixth grade prospects ever: running back Tyson Thornton and quarterback Daron Bryden. Bryden is not wasting any time getting on the radar of various college programs. Today, he participated in what was otherwise a high school quarterback camp at UMass after being invited by the coaching staff.

">@UMassFootball High School #QBCamp today! Can't wait to work with

@UMassFootball High School #QBCamp today! Can't wait to work with @LiamCoen and @CoachWhipUMass today! Daron ??

— Daron Bryden (@DaronQB) June 20, 2015

">@LiamCoen and

@UMassFootball High School #QBCamp today! Can't wait to work with @LiamCoen and @CoachWhipUMass today! Daron ??

— Daron Bryden (@DaronQB) June 20, 2015

">@CoachWhipUMass today! Daron

— Daron Bryden (@DaronQB)

@UMassFootball High School #QBCamp today! Can't wait to work with @LiamCoen and @CoachWhipUMass today! Daron ??

— Daron Bryden (@DaronQB) June 20, 2015

">June 20, 2015

">@LiamCoen for inviting him!

@UMassFootball High School #QBCamp today! Can't wait to work with @LiamCoen and @CoachWhipUMass today! Daron ??

— Daron Bryden (@DaronQB) June 20, 2015

">@UMassFootball pic.twitter.com/m8spa19Unt

— QuarterbackDad7 (@QuarterbackDad7)

QB Daron Bryden is at UMass High School #QBCamp. Thanks to UMass QB Coach @LiamCoen for inviting him! @UMassFootballpic.twitter.com/m8spa19Unt

— QuarterbackDad7 (@QuarterbackDad7) June 20, 2015

">June 20, 2015

">@DaronQB in front of

@UMassFootball High School #QBCamp today! Can't wait to work with @LiamCoen and @CoachWhipUMass today! Daron ??

— Daron Bryden (@DaronQB) June 20, 2015

">@LiamCoen and

@UMassFootball High School #QBCamp today! Can't wait to work with @LiamCoen and @CoachWhipUMass today! Daron ??

— Daron Bryden (@DaronQB) June 20, 2015

">@CoachWhipUMass

@UMassFootball High School #QBCamp today! Can't wait to work with @LiamCoen and @CoachWhipUMass today! Daron ??

— Daron Bryden (@DaronQB) June 20, 2015

">@UMassFootball pic.twitter.com/PIftiF7HVg

— QuarterbackDad7 (@QuarterbackDad7)

Nice throw by 13 year old QB Daron Bryden @DaronQB in front of @LiamCoen and @CoachWhipUMass@UMassFootball ? pic.twitter.com/PIftiF7HVg

— QuarterbackDad7 (@QuarterbackDad7) June 20, 2015

">June 20, 2015

Bryden is a member of the 2021 class, so chances are many of the schools that he sees at this point will see coaching changes, so who knows how much there is to glean at this point on his end. The attention he's receiving is pretty impressive, nevertheless.