View from the Mountains

The Shrine Bowl Combine tour reaches its peak this Saturday when it travels through the mountains of Western North Carolina to A.C. Reynolds High School in Asheville. The third combine figures to bring out the mountain boys, who normally flew under the radar.

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.

Obviously the two-headed rushing attack from Asheville High School – Johnny White and Crezdon Butler – will headline the event. However, players like tailback Michael Angram of East Henderson, wide receiver Josh Johnson of Avery and quarterback Garrett Sutphen should also produce solid performances.

The Shrine Bowl Combine tour will resume next Saturday in Charlotte (Butler HS), and wrap up the following weekend in 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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