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.
It’s not spring yet, but I’ve begun my “road tour” around South Carolina in search of the Palmetto State’s top football prospects. I’ll give you five players to watch each week as we approach the summer.
The state of Colorado recently mandated pitch counts related to rest periods for high school baseball pitchersl. The question is whether the number of pitches thrown in a game is important in reference to the health of young athletes.
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.