There were several hundred high school football players on hand at Wake Forest on Sunday for the high school football combine. The kids had to pay in the neighborhood of $50.00 to $100.00 to participate and they came to WFU from all over the state and some kids came in from South Carolina and Virginia.
Wake coach Jim Grobe was there to look over the talent and he gave a talk to the young men on character and the importance of hard work on and off of the field. The players were at Wake to run the 40, do the weight reps, do the vertical jumping, complete the shuttle run, and to to work out in front of the Wake coaches in hopes of grabbing a scholarship and becoming a Demon Deacon one day.
High School football players from Page, Grimsley, Dudley, Charlotte Independence, Durham Hillside, and many other Guilford County schools, plus other kids from high schools from all over the state of NC, SC, and VA were on hand.
The combine ran pretty much from 9-5 and Steven Davis, the coach of the defending state 3-AA Dudley Panthers, was there to check on the progress of former Panthers Kenny Okoro and Dominique Midgett and to try and steer some of his current Panthers toward Jim Grobe and Wake Forest.