The Second Annual Premier Sports Nation High School Football Combine will be held Saturday (June 28th) at the Dulins Sports Complex at 7790 Fischer Steel Rd. in Cordova.
The event, which will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is a team effort by renowned former high school coach Tim “Coach T” Thompson and Leroy Watson Jr. of TigerSportsReport.com (Memphis.Rivals.com).
“I got tired of young men from the city of Memphis and from West Tennessee, North Mississippi and Eastern Arkansas not having easy access to a combine,” said Thompson. “They always have to go to Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans or St. Louis, maybe even Texas to participate in combines. But travel costs money, and it was a burden for many. Having a combine here in Memphis solves that problem.”
The combine is designed to keep going year after year as a service to kids in this area, said Thompson.
“I know I won two state championships, but this is a legacy that could carry on long after I’m gone from this earth. This is big and I’m humbled to be a part of it. And with some of the contacts we’re making, some of the people who want to come on board, this event will just keep getting bigger and better.”
Former Philadelphia Eagles signee Wade Bonner is among the coaches who will run drills. In attendance will be Memphis University School offensive tackle Drew Richmond, the top prospect in the state of Tennessee in 2015, as well as Whitehaven defensive end Josh McMillon (#6 in Tennessee) and Melrose athlete Jonathan Johnson (#23). All rankings are according to Rivals.com.
Camp standouts will be invited to participate in 1-on-1 and 7-on-7 drills. Strong performances could also lead to young men receiving profiles on Rivals.com as well as write-up on Premier Sports Nation. Media from Rivals, 247 Sports and other outlets will monitor the event.
Check-in time is at 8 a.m. Early registration costs $50 at http://premiersportsnation.com. Student athletes may also sign up at the event; the cost is $60 the day of the combine.
Campers will receive a T-shirt and have certified times in the 40-yard run and pro shuttle, as well as the option of getting a video recording of the proceedings.