Arizona Wildcats Heisman hopeful Khalil Tate is one of the counselors invited to take part in the Manning Passing Academy this weekend at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, La.
The Manning Passing Academy is conducted by the Manning family of quarterbacks — father Archie and sons Peyton and Eli — and is considered by coaches and scouts as one of the more prestigious in the country.
The academy tweeted a picture of Tate with Peyton Manning looking on intently with the words “Heisman buzz” associated with the Arizona quarterback and others who are counselors there:
As one of the counselors, Tate is training campers while also coaching a 7-on-7 team.
Among the counselors are 10 quarterbacks from the SEC (Peyton Manning played at Tennessee and Eli at Ole Miss): South Carolina’s Jake Bentley, Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald, Georgia’s Jake Fromm, Tennessee’s Jarrett Guarantano, Alabama’s Jalen Hurts, Arkansas’ Cole Kelley, Missouri’s Drew Lock, Vanderbilt’s Kyle Shurmer, Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham and Ole Miss’s Jordan Ta’amu.
The counselors from the Pac-12 other than Tate include Washington’s Jake Browning, Washington State’s Gardner Minshew and Colorado’s Stephen Montez.