The third annual + APEC Football Recruiting Combine, presented by Azalea Orthopedic, will be held Sunday, May 10, at Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center's (APEC) brand-new, state-of-the-art training facility, 1543 E. Grande Blvd., Tyler, TX, 75703.

The event, which will feature NFL combine-style speed and strength testing as well as position-specific one-on-one drills, is exclusively for East Texas' top 100 recruits in the 2016, 2017, and 2018 classes.

Over the course of the next several weeks, invitations will be sent out for East Texas' only recruiting combine, which in just two short years, has become a breeding ground for some of the area's top talent.

Since the inaugural combine in May 2013, a total of 37 of the event's participants have gone on to sign with Division I programs.

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.

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've had a blast the last two years, 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 will soon be sent out. 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’ May 10!



Notable + APEC Recruiting Combine Alumni

NamePositionHigh SchoolCollege
Jarion AndersonWRTexas HighTulsa
Blake BogenschutzQBCarthageUTSA
Brice BorgesonLBVanNorthwestern State
Jacob BraggOLNacogdochesKansas
Chaston BrooksATHTatumLamar
Nate BrooksCBWhitehouseNorth Texas
William BrownDTTexas HighLiberty
KeKe CouteeWRLufkinTexas Tech
Justin DunningSWhitehouseTexas A&M
Chandler EilandQBCantonULM
Roney ElamSNewtonTexas A&M
Calum FosterATHNewtonMcNeese State
Terian "Tee" GoreeWRCarthageNorth Texas
Davion HallWRLiberty-EylauBaylor
JaMycal HastyRBLongviewBaylor
Travin HowardSLongviewTCU
Jamal JefferyWRLufkinTexas A&M
Marcalas JohnsonRBArpSFA
Kevrin JusticeRBKilgoreHouston
Blake LynchATHTroup/GilmerBaylor
Daylon MackDTGladewaterTexas A&M
Patrick MahomesQBWhitehouseTexas Tech
Erik McCoyOLLufkinTexas A&M
Tim McCoyDBHarmonyIncarnate Word
Keith MinorDTChapel HillCincinnati
Chett MundenOLMarshallNorth Texas
Jassavia ReeseDEJohn TylerNew Mexico State
O'Keeron RutherfordWRCarthageNorth Texas
Johnny ShawSCenterLouisiana Tech
Kyshaun SmithLBTatumSFA
Javon ThomasRBTexas HighTulsa
Wesley ThompsonATHChapel HillULM
Jackson TynerQBEdgewoodRice
Isaac WarrenCBJohn TylerNorthwestern State
D.J. WilliamsDTLufkinKansas
Dale WilliamsonDBTexas HighSouth Dakota State
Clay WileyOLKilgoreNorthwestern State