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Prep grid combine Saturday

Jim Walker



One of the best high school football combines is even better.

The third annual Tri-State Rehab Services high school football combine will not only test players for college coaches but will also feature some outstanding former college players.

The combine begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Ironton High School. The event includes lunch and a dry fit T-shirt.

Players will undergo tests and drills used at NFL combines. Tests and drills include measurements, 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, flexibility test, 3-cone drill and L-drill.

Fee is $30 and includes a dri-fit T-shirt and lunch. Checks should be made payable to Tri-State Rehab Services and mailed to 711 South Third Street, Ironton, OH 45638. Registration forms are available at Tri-State Rehab.

For more information, contact Dave Coburn at davecoburn37@yahoo.com or call (740) 534-1156.

The guest speaker for the combine is Roman Fry, former Clemson offensive lineman who was first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, an Outland Trophy candidate, and a preseason All-American selection before a knee injury ended his senior season prematurely.

Fry will be one of several former college football players who will assists participants.

Also scheduled to assist the combine are former Ohio State running back Jermon Jackson, former Marshall quarterback Mark Lutz, former Furman fullback Heath Brownstead, former Youngstown State offensive lineman Andy Colegrove, former Tiffin nose guard and All-American shot putter John Paul Pemberton and former Morehead State quarterback and punter Lou Mains.