The fourth annual + APEC Football Recruiting Combine, powered by Azalea Orthopedics, will be held Sunday, May 22, at Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center’s (APEC) 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 2017 and 2018 classes.

Invitations have already been sent out for East Texas’ only recruiting combine, which in just three 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 48 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 three 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.

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 22!