The Jaguars will host the HealthSouth National High School Combine at 1:00 p.m. Sunday at Episcopal High School (4455 Atlantic Boulevard). The HealthSouth NHSASC is designed to expose rising seniors to every college in the United States and will enable college recruiters to review more student-athletes than ever before.
The combine is patterned after the NFL combine, which is held each year in Indianapolis for NFL draft-eligible players. Eight NFL teams hosted NHSASC combines last year, including the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Thirteen NFL teams will host the combine this year.
"I think it is important for the Jaguars and HealthSouth to support high school football in the Jacksonville area," said Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver. "This combine will give young men a chance to be evaluated by hundreds of colleges around the country and hopefully give them an opportunity to continue their education while playing a sport that they love."
Athletes will participate in the 40-yard dash, the shuttle run, the bench press, the long jump and the vertical leap. Each player will be weighed, and their height and arm span will be measured. Each participant will receive a T-shirt with their combine number. Participants need only to bring shoes to perform on grass. The fee is $20 per athlete. The fee covers the cost of insurance, trainers and administrative costs. Each athlete will be required to fill out an application and waiver form, which must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. The combine is limited to the first 150 student-athletes.
For more information contact Don Zoloty at (440) 289-7864.