Seven local football players are among 14 from Pennsylvania selected to participate in the 2010 Army national combine, organizers of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl announced yesterday.
The combine is scheduled for Jan. 7 to Jan. 9 during Bowl Week, the weeklong festivities leading up to the game, to be played Jan. 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The annual East vs. West game will be televised live on NBC10 at 1 p.m. and will feature some of the nation's top high school football players.
Among the group will be Sharrif Floyd, a lineman at George Washington High.
The seven local players invited to the combine are Washington's Brandon Chudnoff, Joe Clayborne, English Peay, and Nate Smith; as well as Brandon Cottom of Council Rock North; Bobby DiPasquale of Central Bucks South; and Louis Smith of Downington West.
The combine is one of the first opportunities for some of the nation's top underclassmen to demonstrate their physical talent and compete against one another in front of scouting organizations.
The combine is modeled after that of the NFL, and all tests and competitive drills will take place at the Alamodome.
NFL players who have attended the combine include Ted Ginn Jr. of the Miami Dolphins, Donte Whitner of the Buffalo Bills, Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs, Matt Stafford of the Detroit Lions, Tom Zbikowski of the Baltimore Ravens, and Derrick Williams of the Detroit Lions.
Among the notable college players who have attended are Tim Tebow of Florida, Colt McCoy of Texas, and Armando Allen of Notre Dame.
For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the combine, and related events. go to www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com.