recruit757 Elite Showcase set for Saturday at Redskins Park
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The Washington Redskins, Sparta Science and recruit757 are partnered up to host the biggest elite football showcase of the year exclusively for Virginia athletes and that event is this Saturday at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA.
Sparta Science – a Silicon Valley company that applies data and technology to the pursuit of human resilience – will host a combine for 100 of the top high school football players from Virginia on Saturday, March 16 at the Washington Redskins Indoor Training Facility. The participating athletes will be given the opportunity to practice and train the same way as the Redskins, getting scanned by Sparta’s AI force technology.
“We are ecstatic to host the Sparta Science Combine here at Redskins Park,” said Hutch Call, Redskins Director of Player Recovery. “We are fortunate to be able to provide a platform for high school athletes to sharpen their skills as they work towards earning college scholarships and train like the pros, using Sparta Science’s insightful analysis.”
These athletes, many of whom have received All-Region and/or All-State recognition, will train with Redskins coaches and trainers and Sparta Science experts at the Redskins Indoor Training Facility. Athletes will participate in a variety of drills similar to that of an NFL Combine, including a 40-yard dash and 5-10-5 shuttle. Additionally, athletes in attendance will partake in Sparta Science’s three key scans – jump, balance and plank to identify injury risks and provide personalized workouts. Following lunch, athletes will be invited back to the facility to participate in individual position group drills as well as one-on-ones.
“The Sparta Science team is excited to partner with a storied franchise like the Washington Redskins to help youth athletes pursue their dreams of playing college football,” said Phil Wagner, M.D., CEO and founder of Sparta Science. “Our team looks forward to identifying potential injury risks, reducing incidence and maximizing individual player performance using the power of our athlete database and AI.”
Using the proprietary Sparta Science software platform, coaches and trainers can measure and reduce player injury risk, increase on-field time and decrease costs associated with injury treatment, sidelined players, and insurance. Sparta monitors athlete readiness and performance health with the Sparta Scan – a test that collects data from a series of jump and balance tests on a force plate, compares it to millions of data points collected from more than 28,000 individuals, including professional and collegiate athletes, to predict injury risk. Additionally, based off Sparta Scan results, coaches and trainers will be able to prescribe players with appropriate workouts and training areas of focus – personally tailored to each and every player’s specific needs – and monitor progress via baseline comparisons.
The athletes scheduled to participate include a who’s who of rising football stars in the Commonwealth:
Petersburg QB Meziah Scott was the Region 3A Offensive Player of the Year
Lake Braddock QB Billy Edwards passed for almost 2500 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2018 – his sophomore season
Indian River WR/RB Lamareon James is committed to the University of North Carolina
Henrico RB Eric McDaniels is a First Team Class 5 All-State RB and holds college offers including Virginia Tech, Florida, Penn State and Michigan as a sophomore
Lake Taylor RB Malik Newton is a three-sport star, is a First Team Class 4 All-State RB and holds offers from VT, Penn State and others as a sophomore
Graham High School WR Devin Lester plays for the Class 2 state champion G-Men and in 2018 caught 15 TD passes and had 1459 receiving yards
Maury WR KeAndre Lambert is a First Team Class 5 All-State WR and recently narrowed his offer list to schools like VT, UVA, USC, Clemson, Florida, Penn State, South Carolina…
Graham High School 0-Lineman Brody Meadows is 6-6 280 pounds as a freshman and a member of the Class 2 state champion team
All three Singleton brothers from Trinity Episcopal of Richmond are camping… all are taller than 6-4, Jeremy is 6-4 305 and First Team VISAA All-State
Green Run Freshman DB Tayon Holloway has already picked up an offer from Virginia Tech and has something to prove against the best WR at the showcase
recruit757’s role in organizing the event brings together the best athletes from around the state to compete in an unparalleled atmosphere. recruit757 provides publicity for the athletes of Virginia and scouting service for the colleges who recruit the region in a marriage of resources that no other company can provide. After the event, fans, coaches and athletes can expect to see a bounty of performance reviews and recruiting updates from the athletes who showcased this weekend.
– Andy Hilton
Missed this event but want to get in on the next one? The recruit757 Clash of the Titans Showcase is set for Sunday, April 7 at Highland Springs High School. Registration for that event is open to Class of 2020 to Class of 2023 football athletes. Here’s the link: https://guestli.st/576183