Heading to the Rock

After a solid combine kicked-off the tour last Saturday, the Shrine Bowl Combine heads to Richmond Senior High School in Rockingham to showcase some of the top talent from the greater Fayetteville area – which always produces division I-A talent and high school legends.

Registration for Saturday's combine begins at 10:30 a.m. for kickers, punters, and long snappers and 11:00 a.m. for position players. Special teamers begin drills at 11:00 a.m., while position players get going at 12:30 p.m.

Position players will have their height and weight measured and will be tested in the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump, and bench press (repetitions of 185 pounds). They will also participate in position specific drills for evaluation purposes.

Participates receive the opportunity to earn a Shrine Bowl roster spot and impress collegiate coaching staffs in attendance.

The hosting Raiders – tailback Norman Whitley, defensive end Tavares Brown, and linebacker Tim Brown – figure to steal the show Saturday with solid performances. Other possible participates include tailbacks Greg James (Hope Mills South View) and Carter Sharpe (Fayetteville Smith) and Fayetteville Britt's workout warriors safety Alex Frye, defensive end Leon Hudson, defensive back Michael Johnson, and guard Jonathan Felix.

The Shrine Bowl Combine tour will resume on consecutive Saturdays with trips to Asheville (A.C. Reynolds HS), Charlotte (Butler HS), and Jamestown (Ragsdale HS). A special invitation only practice will be held at Carolina Panthers Stadium in Charlotte after the conclusion of all the combines.

The combine is open to any rising sophomore, junior or senior at the cost of $15.00. Shrine Bowl Combine Coordinator Jim Bob Bryant can be contacted at 252-717-8681 for any questions.

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