Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 18, 2007
In selecting a strategic partner to conduct its high school football combines, Fork Union Military Academy knew where to turn. To provide its athletes, the school itself, and perhaps inadvertently prospective college coaches and scouts with combine video and verified results that would have an impact in the increasingly virtual college athletic recruiting environment, FUMA turned to PrepChamps.
In business for just over a year as an online and bricks-and-mortar college sports recruiting platform and comprising BCS level coaching experience and athletic marketing savvy throughout it ranks PrepChamps more than fit the bill for one of the country's top high school and college athletic and academic preparatory programs. At its first-ever combine with PrepChamps on November 30th, 2007, the FUMA football program saw over 50 college-bound cadet athletes perform and subsequently receive verified scoring results, which are now available along with each individuals player's combine video on http://www.prepchamps.com.
Top performers from the football combine are as follows:
40-Yard Dash: Jamie Veney & Chris Pride 4.33 sec.
Bench Press: Lincoln Bryan 30 Reps x 185 lbs.
Pro-Agility: Jerome Ambrose 4.30 sec.
Vertical Jump: Jerome Ambrose 39"
Broad Jump: Keith Stroud 10' 9"
L-Drill: Jerome Ambrose 7.07 sec.
"Working with PrepChamps was a great experience for our players," said FUMA Assistant Coach Frank Arritt. "Their NFL style combine was extremely professional and gave our players validated performance results. Equally, for schools looking to do the same, our profile on http://www.prepchamps.com will be great exposure for our football programs as well as our student athletes and college athletic scholarship hopefuls."
"For PrepChamps to work with an institution that combines the best academic college prep program with a top notch military leadership regimen, it is an honor," said PrepChamps COO Jay Kerr. "In addition to producing a top blue chip prospects, it was clear to us that FUMA has been reinforcing the importance of character and leadership as well. As has been evidenced in our high school football and basketball combines in the past, we highly value not only athletic development, but indeed true personal growth and accomplishment from our high school athletes."
Truly, FUMA has a history of producing well-rounded student athletes and potential stars. Notable graduates and NFL standouts include Vinny Testaverde, Eddie George, and Plaxico Burress.
Equally distinguished in its own right, PrepChamps' combine model stems principally from the experiences of Athletic Director Kevin Fitzgerald, whose tenures as assistant coach at collegiate powerhouses Notre Dame, Florida State and Vanderbilt provided a substantial format for PrepChamps Combines. Fitzgerald's college football coaching experience allowed him and now PrepChamps to tailor combines toward aspiring college bound players. At any given event, athletes complete an intensive battery of skill tests: 40yd dash, broad jump, vertical jump, and several agility drills. Results are then published along with each individual's combine video on http://www.prepchamps.com for the greater benefit of the athletes involved, as well as for college coaches and scouts to peruse and review.
ABOUT FORK UNION MILITARY ACADEMY: The mission of Fork Union Military Academy is to provide young men a college preparatory education in a residential, Christian environment. Using the best aspects of the military system, the Academy teaches its cadets responsibility, leadership, discipline, and pride by providing an atmosphere in which spiritual, mental, and physical growth can flourish.
ABOUT PREPCHAMPS: Helping high school athletes improve their chances of getting recognized and recruited, http://www.PrepChamps.com is the premier online platform to connect high school athletes with college recruiters and coaches. Allowing users to create a free online profile, post statistics, show off photos and upload highlight videos, PrepChamps.com has created an online community for athletes, coaches, and fans to interact. Please visit the newly launched http://www.prepchamps.com.