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.  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:

Cameron Allen (DB) Graham HS, VA - Purdue University

Jaylen Coleman (RB) Porter Ridge HS, NC - Duke University

Nick Malone (OL) Morgantown HS, WV- West Virginia University

Jacob Knight (QB) Cave Spring HS, VA - James Madison University

Graeson Malashevich (WR) Spring Valley HS, WV - West Virginia University

Marcus Robinson-Jenkins (RB) Harrisonburg HS, VA - Alabama State University

Xavier Kane (DB) Blue Ridge School, VA - Campbell University

Owen Chafin (RB) Spring Valley HS, WV - West Virginia University

Devin Lester (WR) Graham HS, VA - Old Dominion University

Sean Martin (DE) Bluefield HS, WV - West Virginia University

Gaberiel Fuster (LB) Deep Creek HS, VA - Liberty University

Alec Mock (LB) Weddington HS, NC - Air Force University

Sammy Fort (DB) Blue Ridge School, VA - North Dakota State University

Darrian Bell Jr. (LB) Danville HS, KY - Louisville University

Levi Forrest (K) Richlands HS, VA - Penn State University

JJ Davis (RB) Bluefield HS, WV - Marshall University

Marcellus Marshall (OL) Morgantown HS, WV - Kent State University

Deiyantei Powell-Woods (OL) Bluefield HS, WV Central Michigan University

Connor Henderson (LB) Porter Ridge HS, NC - Cornell University

Jackson Hensley (WR) Pikeville HS, KY - Wake Forest University

Logan Mauldin (TE) Myers Park HS, NC - Coastal Carolina University

EJ Horton (WR) Pulaski HS, VA - Marshall University

Tyler Rose (WR) Liberty Christian Academy, VA - William & Mary University

Chance Knox (WR) Capital HS, WV - Virginia Military Institute

Aiden Twombly (TE) Marvin Ridge HS, NC - Virginia Military Institute

Drake Alsup (WR) Cross Plains, TN - Western Kentucky University

Eric Brown (LB) Williamstown HS, WV - Marshall University

Dru Dotter (DB) Havelock HS, NC - East Carolina University

Chase Speicher (DB) Marvin Ridge HS, NC - Elon University

Bryce Kennon (WR) Marvin Ridge HS, NC - UNC Charlotte

Breece Hoff (DB) Capital HS, WV - University of New Hampshire

Combine Format


Get Photo

Height and Weight

40 yard dash

Pro Agility Shuttle


Vertical Jump

Broad Jump

Position Drills

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.

Answer: No

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?

Answer: Yes

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.

We have reached the max participation limit for this event and registration has closed.