Last May we saw 100 of East Texas' top football recruits converge on APEC training facility in Tyler for the first-ever + APEC Football Recruiting Combine.

Well, we're ready to do it again.

Invitations have already started going out for the classes of 2015 and 2016 to attend this year's combine at APEC, which is Sunday, June 1.

The + APEC Football Recruiting Combine, powered by Azalea Orthopedics, is an invitation-only event that features participants only from the coverage area. Our goal is to spotlight the talent that exists right here in East Texas.

The staff at APEC will facilitate the combine, putting the athletes through a series of specialized drills on the level that you would see on the collegiate and professional level. Players will be divided into specific groups according to position, and they will also experience drills specialized for their position.

And to make things even better, one-on-ones are happening at this year's combine.

After going through the testing and drills at APEC, we'll move to the Tyler Lee practice field right down the road next to the high school to have the players participate in specialized one-on-one drills.

When we're done we'll hand out position-specific and overall MVP awards to the combine's top performers.

The + APEC Football Recruiting Combine is completely free of charge for the athletes and any spectators who would like to attend. We hope you'll join us -- we had a blast last year, and can't wait to do it again.

Why invitation-only? Unfortunately, space is extremely limited. Not being invited does not mean we won’t be following you or your players this season. Our dedication to covering East Texas athletes doesn’t end with those who attend this combine.

Invitations have already started going out and we'll have them all sent out soon. We'll keep a list of confirmed attendees right here on We'll also post more information for attendees as we get closer.

See ya' June 1!