Texas Combine and Clinic - April 27

Get ready for the JCFootball.com Texas combine amd clinic, which is being held April 27 at Tyler JC in Texas. This event is primarily for those at Texas JCs: Tyler, Kilgore, Navarro, Trinity Valley, Cisco, NEO, and Ranger. Many recruiters will be in attendance and receive the tabulated post-combine reports. The 2002 events will be free to participants. And our sponsors will help these events be even more successful.

Locations: Tyler Junior College in Texas.

Dates: April 27

Eligibility: To attend athletes must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be entering their sophomore season in the fall of 2002 OR be a sophomore who was a starter for his team in 2001 and whose eligibility has expired in 2001 but is still awaiting a scholarship offer.
  2. Must have played JC football during the 2000 or 2001 season.
  3. Must be in good academic standing & able to transfer to 4-year school by summer 2003.
  4. Must be currently enrolled at a JC.
  5. Freshman qualifiers seeking early transfer must be recommended by a coach.

Get scouted, increase your learning, and have fun!
Photo from SoCal combine 2001.

Cost: Free to participants. Includes a great t-shirt!

Event Time: TBD. Check in will begin 1 1/2 hours prior to start of testing.

Agenda: The combine and clinic will begin with check-in, photo, weight and height measurement. The athlete will then receive a number to wear for identification purposes.

The following tests will be given:

  • 40-yard dash
  • Shuttle Run
  • Bench Press (Maximum repetitions at 185 lbs. for skill players and 225 for linemen)
  • Vertical Jump

It's important to note that participants are NOT required to take all of the tests and that one's results can be 'scratched', which means they won't be distributed in the final combine reports.

20-yard Shuttle at 2001 Combine

After testing athletes will break into groups and work on selected skills:

  • Quarterbacks, Receivers, Tight ends, Defensive Backs, ½ of linebackers: Agilities, One-on-ones, Seven-on-seven
  • Offensive and defensive line: Agilities, sled work, bag work, Obstacle course (emphasizing footwork: running ropes, bag step-overs, etc.).
  • Linebackers: Agilities and drills
  • Running backs: Agilities and drills
  • Kickers/ Punters/ Long Snappers: Drills for accuracy and distance

Participants receive instruction from top coaches.

In its first year the JCFootball.com SoCal and NorCal combines were a smashing success with over 320 participants over the course of two great weekends. Check out just a few of the players who attended last year and their current status:

Nathan Chandler, Pasadena – Iowa. JC Grid-Wire AA in 2001.
Andy Goodenough, Palomar – Arizona State. JC Grid-Wire AA in 2001.
Beau Pierce, Allan Hancock – San Jose State. Combine helped him land his scholarship.
Brandon Fischer, Santa Ana – Will likely sign with 1A or 1AA in February. Had a great season.
Luke Rowley, Riverside – Terrific athlete with 1A ability.
Derrick Barnes, Santa Ana – UNLV signee

Jeremiah Cockherhan, Chaffey – Hawaii commit.
Ken Farley, Jr., Fullerton – Oregon State. Combine helped him get to OSU.
Lewis Areyan, El Camino – Arizona State
Gerald Sykes, Palomar – San Diego St. commit!
James Benton, Fullerton – 1A schools recruiting him hard!
Shaheed Richardson, Chaffey – Iowa State

Chad Kalilimoku, Santa Ana – Hawaii commit..
Ryan Kroeker, Bakersfield – All-conference player. Sacramento St. signee.
James Julian, San Mateo – Cincinnati
Jeremiah Imperial, San Diego Mesa - New Mexico State
John West, Yuba – Hawaii commit!
Perry Cloud, Shasta
– San Jose State. Combine helped him land scholarship following his graduation.

Mike Cox, Shasta – Record breaking wide receiver!
Brian Cavanaugh, West Valley – Syracuse commit.
Andy Weldon, Shasta – Boise State commit.
David Ashkinaz, De Anza – Central Florida signee.
Steve Church, Shasta – Nevada
Matt Raivio, Foothill – Northern Arizona

Talifaia "Ryan" Atoe, Redwoods – Getting ready to sign 1A. All-American player.
Scott McNamarra, Gavilan – Sacramento State signee
Patrice Mwamba-Majondo, Hartnell – Texas Tech
Darius Thomas, Chabot – Taking 1A trips in January.
Garry Torre, San Mateo – Portland State commit
Brandon Catanese, Shasta – Oregon State

Ryan Gilbert, El Camino - N. Illinois signee
Eric Rapley, Saddleback - Utah State commit
Mike Souza, Hartnell - Illinos State commit
Mike Cox, Shasta - Arkansas St. is tripping him.
Josh Veal, Shasta - Houston commit
Courtney Anderson, Contra Costa - San Jose St.

Many more to be added...

Video Tapes: Athletes and/or their coaches are encouraged to bring highlight films to the event.

What to bring: Cleats and running shoes, video tape of game footage (possibly multiple copies), transcript (required; should be sent ahead of time)

Registration: Each athlete must complete a Registration Form and send a copy of his transcript (required). Your coach will have a form to complete.

Academic Transcripts Required: Transcripts will be duplicated and made available to the coaches who attend or order the results of the combine. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to send transcripts right away.

Social Event: Shortly after the clinic there will be a social function -- including dinner -- for the coaches who attend.

Show your best stuff in the drills!

How high can you go?

Join us in April 2002.


An official registration form will be made available to you shortly!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: We are seeking a number of volunteers to help in a number of ways. Some have already expressed interest. If you are interested, please send an email to Texas Combine Coordinator. We appreciate it!

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