The annual Cleveland Browns High School Showcase took place this past Sunday at the team’s Training Facility in Berea. During the event, 220 high school athletes had the opportunity to work out in front of Division II, Division III and NAIA colleges. In addition to combine-style testing, the athletes were also put through a series of football-related drills based on position.
“I think it’s a great first opportunity for these guys to come out and perform in front of college coaches,” said Baldwin Wallace offensive coordinator Keith Grabowski. “It’s also a great opportunity for us college coaches to get a jump on the guys who are serious about playing college football.”
Nearly 50 offensive and defensive linemen took part in the morning session, while 170 skilled position players filled the afternoon.
“We strive to have beneficial programming for every aspect of youth football,” said Matt Yunker, manager of youth football for the Cleveland Browns. “This is one of the premier opportunities we offer for the high school level and it is an event the athletes really enjoy.”
Colleges in attendance Sunday included Ashland, Baldwin Wallace, Concordia, John Carroll, Lake Erie, Malone, Mount Union, Muskingum, and Notre Dame (Ohio).