However, for highly recruited players such as Benjamin Russell's Eltoro Freeman, the combine is simply a place to live up to expectations.
Luckily for the talented linebacker that is exactly what he did in Tuscaloosa where he measured in at 5-11, 200-pounds, clocked a blazing 4.59 40-yard dash time and put on a show with his 40.2 inch vertical jump.
If that wasn't enough, Freeman looked top-notch in each and every linebacker drill and strong in one-on-ones versus the running backs and tight ends as well.
Freeman is physically impressive and is a player that could play early in college.
He also notes that getting to work with what was likely the strongest position group on the field was also exciting.
"We had some great linebackers out there including Jonathon Birmingham from Benjamin Russell High School and Jonathan Beasley from Jeff Davis," Freeman says. "We were all really getting after each other."
Even though he really enjoyed the position work, Freeman says his performance in the testing portion of the event was the most exciting.
"The highlight of my day would be my vertical jump," he notes. "I was really impressed with my vertical jump."
Currently the talented defender says he has eight or nine offers, which include recent ones from Tennessee, Louisville, Ole Miss, Kentucky and Auburn, but adds that he is also hearing from most of the major programs around the country.
Freeman says that he is currently wide open with his college choice.