The Jaguars will host their fifth National High School All-Star Combine in conjunction with Scout.com on Wednesday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m. at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on the team's practice fields. NHSASC and Scout.com are 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. Seventeen NFL teams hosted Scout.com National High School All-Star Combines last year, including the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers and New Orleans Saints. More than 2,300 high school players, including several top players from the Jacksonville area, participated in the combines nationwide last year. NCAA schools that have signed student athletes who participated in the previous Jacksonville combines include: Illinois, Dartmouth, Florida State, Louisville, South Carolina, South Florida, The Naval Academy and the University of Mississippi.
Athletes will participate in the 40-yard dash, the shuttle run, L-cone, the 185-pound bench press, the long jump and the vertical leap. Each player will be weighed, and their height and arm span will be measured. Nearly 200 participants from the surrounding areas will be involved in the combine. Their results will be posted on Scout.com within 48 hours of the completion of the event for all colleges around the country to view for free. Scout.com also encourages each participant to bring a highlight tape to be part of the player's profile on Scout.com.
Media outlets are invited and encouraged to attend this event. For registration forms or more information contact Don Zoloty at (440) 289-7864.