With the disappointing news that the California Interscholastic Federation is again delaying the start of the current high school football season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the National Football League‘s Los Angeles Rams are getting creative to help California high school football players and student-athletes from around the nation.
Former NFL running back Johnathan Franklin, who is the Rams’ Director of Social Justice and Football Development, has created a Virtual Combine that gives aspiring college student-athletes an opportunity to showcase their skills and character for college scouts and coaches.
Through the Rams’ Virtual Combine, high school student-athletes can upload videos of themselves participating in a variety of combine drills and challenges to display their skills and abilities. All participants are required to create a personal profile that lists their height, weight, position, current school, graduation year and other information.
Drills and activities featured in the Rams’ Virtual Combine test football IQ, strength, change of direction abilities, lateral movement, route running and more. The Combine, which runs through December 21, also features drills that are specific to each position group.
For more information about the Rams Virtual Combine and to register, please visit www.therams.com/virtual-combine.
The Rams Virtual Combine is open to student-athletes in every state, not just California.