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Junior Recruiting Football Combine kicks off May 5

Any high school football player with aspirations to play at the college level, take a knee and listen up.

College coaches from around the state will be on hand to evaluate local talent at the Junior Recruiting Combine on May 5 at Ralph Wilson Stadium at 6 p.m. There is no cost for athletes. The Combine is open to all football players across Western New York who will be seniors in the fall. This 10th annual event is sponsored by the Western New York Amateur Football Alliance and Section VI Football Federation.

Local high school coaches will put athletes through position-specific drills so college coaches can judge quickness, athleticism, explosiveness and footwork. Athletes will be grouped according to their position.

Players can register through their coach. There is no charge. Sign-in at The Ralph is at 6 p.m., a warm-up is at 6:15 p.m. followed by the evaluation period at 6:30 p.m. Last year's combine drew 140 football players and 20 NCAA Division II and III coaches. Any questions email Len Jankiewicz at: or Eric Jantzi at:

---Mary Jo Monnin

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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