The 2021 Appalachia Prep Combine is set to be the best showcase in our history!
150 of the best high school football players will converge at the Rocky Top Sports World complex in Gatlinburg, TN on May 22, 2021. We are honored to bring back Zybek Sports as the world's leader in combine testing to conduct the testing phase of our combine. We also are pleased to partner with Dollywood Parks and Resorts to bring all of our visitors the best high school football combine experience. Our trusted partner for three years, Tennessee Gridiron Scouting will also join us as a proud sponsor this year.
Athletes will compete against keen competition to earn recognition and exposure that will be seen by college coaches across the country. Kids receiving college offers directly after our combine has been a staple of what we offer since year one! In addition, overall MVP and position awards are given out at the conclusion of the event. Approximately a week afterwards, our Top 20 and position rankings are released. We pride ourselves on providing a combine that is not overcrowded with predetermined award winners. A 5 star at our combine will have to prove themselves vs. the 0 star.
Since 2018, we have been the leader in this region of identifying talent and connecting that talent with college coaches. Over 35 former alumni are currently on Division I rosters, with over 100 on Division II-U rosters. Former alumni have accumulated over $1 Million Dollars in athletic scholarships and financial aid. Our combine and results are second to none. Please see a list of former Division I alumni below:
Height and Weight
40 yard dash
Pro Agility Shuttle
1 vs. 1s
No time in history has attending a credible high school football combine been more important. Changes to the recruiting calendar as a result to the response of COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges for college coaches evaluating recruits. We are trusted in the recruiting world, and have hundreds of direct contacts to college coaches.
Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.S)
Question: How do I receive an invite to the 2021 APC?
Answer: Complete the 2021 nomination form on our website with all required fields completed for invite consideration.
Question: How do I know if I've been invited to the 2021 APC.
Answer: You will receive an email with an invite if your are selected to participate. Make sure to check your spam folders frequently.
Question: Will I receive a notification if I am not invited to the 2021 APC.
Question: What grades are allowed to participate in the 2021 APC?
Answer: Grades 9 - 11 are allowed to participate in the 2021 APC. Only 8th graders who participated in the 2021 Unsigned Senior Showcase will be allowed to participate as underclassmen.
Question: What do I need to bring if I am invited?
Answer: Shorts, cleats, mouthpiece and water bottle.
Question: Will college coaches be in attendance?
Question: Will you release a list of colleges that will be in attendance.
Answer: Yes, one week prior to the combine due to the fluent nature of college RSVPs. We will not release a college list prior to that.
Question: Can I participate in more than one position?
Answer: No, you will only be allowed to participate in the position that you list on the nomination form.
Question: Do you issue refunds?
Answer: No. We only issue credits to a future APC event at equal or lessor value. Participants who request a refund will be required to pay the difference in registration cost at the future event if necessary.
Question: What protocols do you have in place to address COVID-19 concerns?
Answer: We will follow all safety guidelines as outlined by the State of Tennessee and the City of Gatlinburg. All recruits who participate in the 2021 APC will do so at their own risk.