The next two weekends in California will provide an opportunity for prospects to get recognized in front of national writers and NCAA Division I college coaches. Here's what's coming up in the Golden State:
The Athletic Performance gym in Clovis - which has helped mold college and NFL draft prospects - will host a combine for prep football players in the Central Valley at Fresno City College on Saturday, May 30.
Athletes will run a series of tests from the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump and the bench press. All results will be sent to national prep football writers/scouts and college coaches.
The AP gym has trained future college and professional football players. Athletes who trained at AP have moved on to the Kansas City Chiefs, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, UCLA, Missouri, Nebraska, etc.
Registration for the camp starts at 8 a.m. The combine will run from 9 a.m. to noon.
Fresno City College is located on 1101 E University Ave. in downtown Fresno. For more information, call (559) 324-9000 or visit www.apfresno.com.
T1 SPORTS ACADEMY
T1 Sports Academy in Fresno is hosting the Central Valley Rising Stars Camp on Sunday, June 7, featuring coaches from the University of Arizona and Nevada.
The camp will be held at Bullard High School in West Fresno. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the camp will go from 6-9 p.m.
T1 has helped produce future NCAA DI athletes. Notable T1 alums are Dejonte O'Neal (Fresno State), Ricky McCoy (Washington), Tyler Horton (Boise State) and Dehlon Preston (San Jose State).
Athletes who have a desire to play at the college football DI level are encouraged to attend, especially if they're in the 2016 and 2017 graduating class.
The cost is $30 and participants can also register online at T1SA.com.
Bullard High is located on 5445 N Palm Ave. near the Fig Garden Shopping Center.
GRIDIRON ACADEMY/GET IT DONE SPORTS
The duo of Gridiron Academy and Get It Done Sports will be holding two camps on Saturday, June 6, in Southern California featuring coaches from Boise State, Azusa Pacific, Cal Poly and Dixie State.
The morning camp will be held at Corona's Centennial High School, with walk-up registration starting at 8 a.m. and the camp running from 9 a.m. to noon.
Long Beach City College will be the site of the afternoon session, with registration starting at 2 p.m. and the camp going from 3-6 p.m.
Cost is $50 which includes online registration. Past Gridiron/Get It Done camp alums include James Jones IV (Air Force), 2016 prospect Davir Hamilton (Arizona State and Mountain West offers), 2016 prospect Kevin Davidson (University of San Diego offer) and 2014 recruit Marcus McMaryion (Oregon State).
The June 6 events is for players in the 2016, '17, '18 and '19 classes. For more information, visit www.TheGridironAcademy.com or call (310) 734-1397.
Centennial High is located on 1820 Rimpau Ave. in Corona. LBCC is on 4901 Carson St. in the Lakewood Village section of Long Beach.