HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Nearly 300 athletes ages 13-18 are gearing up for their first big test of the 2019 football season.
The Hawai’i high school football combine will host three sessions on May 18. at Farrington high school starting at 1:00 p.m. and concluding at 3:00 p.m.
Athletes will be judged in four areas of speed and quickness that include the 40-yard dash, shuttle run, vertical jump, and the broad jump.
One feature that has athletes excited to compete, is the electronic timing of the 40 yard dash used in the Hawai’i combine is the same device used to time players in the NFL.
Combine Director Kenny Patton believes the accuracy of their speed results can offer local players better assessments of areas they need to improve on in hopes of landing a college scholarship.
“It’s an opportunity to get an assessment,” said Patton. “This combine is about the feedback and knowing what you need to work on and what you’re strengths and weaknesses are.”
Tevin Torres is one of the over 250 athletes who have signed up to compete in the combine. As an upperclassmen and defensive back for the Kamehameha-Kapalama Warriors, he views the combine as a chance to show college coaches that he has the speed to play at the next level.
“Hawai’i we rarely have combine hosts.” Torres said. “This combine is a big opportunity for kids to show what they got.”
The combine costs $25 to enter and includes your results and a t-shirt. To register for the combine head to www.pattonsportsperformance.com