As we continue to mark off the days in the “countdown to kickoff” for the 2015 season, I want to begin releasing the Midlands’ top players. Each year prior to releasing the Midlands Top 25, I always go through position rankings, and today we take a look at the linebackers.
I HAD AN opportunity to coach at the Nike regional camps for Elite 11 and The Opening in Charlotte this weekend as hundreds of the top athletes from the Southeast competed for invitations to the national finals. Here’s how some players from the Midlands looked at camp.
The All-State Football Combine is always the last big off-season football event before spring practice. It was a great event this past Saturday at Brookland-Cayce High as 330 of the state’s top football players competed and showcased their talents in front of all-star coaches and Division II college coaches. The Midlands players were outstanding at this year’s event. Here were the combine MVPs.
Jim Baxter is a published national recruiting analyst and founder/ owner of SCVarsity.com with the Rivals.com/YahooSports network. He began his recruiting/player evaluations in 1984, launching his own recruiting newsletter "Panhandle Recruiting," covering the panhandle of Florida, writing for various national and regional publications, and was a regular contributor to the Deep South Recruiting Guide prior to launching The Varsity Sports Journal magazine, which eventually became SCVarsity.com in 1997. He is the owner and director of the All-State Football Combines and QB1 Challenge, national evaluation events. Email Jim at email@example.com.