While National Signing Day has come and gone for football prospects across the nation, the door is still wide open for many who are looking to play football and receive an education at the next level.
Thanks to the annual Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase, dreams have stayed alive and those who thought that their opportunity to continue playing football was over.
For over six years, the Orange Bowl Showcase has provided an opportunity for qualified high school seniors to have another chance to impress, and as many have found out, this event is truly a blessing.
On Saturday, February 25, the scene once again moves back to St. Thomas University (16401 NW 37th Avenue) in Miami Gardens as the Bobcats open their campus up to many student/athletes who still have not secured a college to attend and football to be played.
Like in the past, high school prospects, who have achieved in the classroom, will get another look as over 30 colleges and universities from across the country and here in the Sunshine State will spend a few days in south Florida getting a good look at so many prospects who have flown under the radar.
Presented by Baptist Health , this free, one-day event is conducted in association with the National Football Foundation (NFF) and its local chapters (there are five other similar events in various markets nationwide), and will bring together academically qualified high school seniors from Florida and football coaches from NCAA Division II, III and NAIA programs across the country, which provides an unprecedented opportunity for young student-athletes to use their athletic and academic skills to earn collegiate scholarships, and ultimately a college degree.
The Showcase is completely free for all student-athletes and college coaches, and is all about shining the spotlight on seniors who want to join the over 400 student-athletes who have been recruited by colleges and universities since the inception of the event.
The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase is a tremendous opportunity for college programs across the country to witness and meet directly with the incredibly talented and academically qualified football players all over South Florida that may have been overlooked during the recruiting process.
Last year, Nearly 40 colleges/universities were in attendance, over 200 Student-Athletes came out, more than 25% of the participants in the showcase were recruited & on rosters, student/athletes who participated in the showcase represented nearly 100 public and private high schools throughout the state of Florida & beyond. .ded out. Over 350 past participants have been awarded $7M+ in scholarships too.
To be eligible to participate in the 2023 Showcase, student-athletes must be graduating high school seniors who have not accepted a scholarship offer from a NCAA Division I (Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision) program. In addition, they must meet the following academic qualifications:
. Earn a 2.5 GPA or higher in 16 Core Courses (please visit www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/core-courses for a description of NCAA Eligible Core Courses); AND
. Earn an SAT score of 920 (math and verbal only) or higher; OR
. Have a composite ACT Score of 18 or higher or a sum score of 68 or higher.
SIGN UP TODAY FOR THIS FREE EVENT. 2023 Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase - Student-Athletes (constantcontact.com)
The Orange Bowl is a 380-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. With its primary mission since being created in 1935 to bring tourism to South Florida through an annual football game and events, it has also maintained a legacy of charitable contributions and community outreach. Orange Bowl community outreach efforts are comprised of four pillars: youth sports, fundraising and community events, academic programs and scholarships, and legacy gifts.