The mission is to provide a pathway to Colleges and Universities for young men who are interested in continuing their education and athletic abilities at the next level. Created by Luther Johnson (known as Coach Johnson), who brings years of football knowledge and competitiveness to a very needed community. Coach Johnson goal is to help as many young men get into college as possible. All they (the players) need is a CHANCE and Coach Johnson is willing to Help!
Objective For COLLEGE GRIDIRON EXPERIENCE
The idea for COLLEGE GRIDIRON EXPERIENCE came
from Coach Johnson involvement with the Phil Simms
North-South Annual Football Classic in New Jersey that
highlights high school athletes throughout the State of New
Jersey. After this point Coach Johnson wanted to help
highlight the talents of all young men that are interested in
attending college and playing football. Hence, came the
development of the College Gridiron Experience.
HBCU TEAMS and CONFERENCES
MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (MEAC) Div.1
South Carolina State
North Carolina Central
South Carolina State
SOUTH WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (SWAC) DIV.1
Prairie View A&M
BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE DIV.1
North Carolina A&T
CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (CIAA) DIV.2
Elizabeth City State
Johnson C. Smith
Lincoln Univ. of PA
SOUTH INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (SIAC) DIV.2
Fort Valley State
MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE DIV.2
West Virginia State
SOONER ATHLETIC CONFERENCE DIV.2
INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE DIV.1
Arkansas Baptist College
Coahoma Community College
TEAMS and CONFERENCES
COLONIAL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (CAA) (FCS) DIV. 1
William & Mary
PENNSYLVANIA STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (PSAC) DIV. 2
CAL U (California University of PA)
IUP (Indiana University of PA)
NORTHEAST CONFERENCE (NEC) (FCS) DIV.1-AA
NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE (NEC-10) (FCS) DIV.2
American International College
SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUTT STATE
University of New Haven
PATRIOT LEAGUE (FCS) DIV.1
College of the Holy Cross
New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJFC) DIV.3
Christopher Newport (Va.)
Montclair State (NJ)
William Paterson (NJ)
Are You Eligible ?
Division I Academic Eligibility:
Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher) Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it) One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science. Two years of social science
Division II Academic Eligibility:
To be eligible to compete in NCAA sports during your first year at a Division II school, you must meet academic requirements for your core courses, grade-point average (GPA) and test scores. … Complete 16 core courses: Three years of English. Two years of math (Algebra 1 or higher).NCAA Division II schools tend to be smaller public universities or private colleges. These schools have more limited finances than their Division I counterparts, which is reflected in the number of scholarships they can offer. The NCAA limits each Division II school to 36 full, or partial, scholarships per year.
What is a Fee Waiver?
If you are unable to pay the registration fee for the NCAA Eligibility Center due to financial considerations, there is an option in the payment section to indicate you are eligible to receive a fee waiver. You are eligible for a waiver of the registration fee if you have received a waiver of the SAT or ACT fee. (This is not the same as a U.S. state voucher.) You must ask an authorized high school official(Guidance Counselor) to submit your fee waiver verification online after you complete your registration. If you request a fee waiver and are unable to receive the fee waiver, you can simply log back in to your account at eligibilitycenter.org and make a payment with a credit card or e-check.
NCAA ELIGIBITY RESOURCES
Updated informational materials for students and coaches, as well as the COVID-19 updates for the 2022-23 school year.
Initial-eligibility, registration and certification process. Please refer the registration website, eligibilitycenter.org, or the educational site, ncaa.org/playcollegesports for even more information.
Links to many of our resources are below and can also be found on our School Presentation Resources page.
** Initial-Eligibility Brochure (printable version): A quick guide to the academic standards and steps that it takes to become an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.
Division I Academic Requirements Guide: A complete breakdown of the NCAA Division I initial-eligibility standards.
Division II Academic Requirements Guide: A complete breakdown of the NCAA Division II initial-eligibility standards.
Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete: The Guide is a highly comprehensive tool that has been designed to help students and families understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process. It also helps to prepare student-athletes and families for the transition from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.
When can Colleges Start Recruiting for Football?
Generally speaking,the most important dates on the calendar will be June 15 or September 1(depending on your sport), going into the athlete’s junior year of high school. For most sports, this is when coaches can start reaching out to recruits.
How to Get Noticed by College Coaches and Scouts
1.Research Each Team by Visiting Their University’s Sports Web page.
2.Look for Athletes From Your Area and Ask Them for Information and Help.
3.Talk About the Majors/Academic Programs that Interest You at Their School.
4. Ask Informed Questions.
Do Coaches look at Recruiting Questionnaires?
Because Recruiting questionnaires are an easy way for coaches to get your information, you might think that all you need to do is simply fill them out.All of the recruiting best practices apply, such as doing your research on a team, making sure the school is a good fit, and writing personalized emails
Can High School Coaches Contact College Coaches?
For most athletes,recruiting starts before the NCAA recruiting rules allow college coaches to contact athletes. As a recruit, you can always call coaches—and they can answer! But they cannot call you back if they miss your call. To work through this, some athletes will get their high school/club coach involved.
What is a College Football Junior Day?
A Junior Day is a recruiting strategy that college coaches are using to get high school athletes on their campus. Junior Days have been around previously, but they are now getting to be more exclusive – or at least starting to serve more of a purpose than before
What do you do at a Junior Day?
The basic definition of a recruiting Junior Day is where a college brings in a number of their sought after recruits in the current junior class. Bringing these juniors allows the athletes to see the school, meet the coaches, get a tour of the facilities, and learn more about the program in general.
What does it mean if a College Coach Emails You?
Recruiting is all about relationships. When you receive an email from a college coach it means nothing more than that your child is good enough to play at their program.They are fishing. … Have your child email the coach,then follow up with a phone call if they don’t get a response.
What does it mean when you get an Unofficial Visit?
Unofficial visits are visits that prospects finance themselves. An unofficial visit might be very official in that it might have a set itinerary, be for multiple days, or be a very important part of a prospect’s recruitment.Prospects may take an unofficial visit at any age or grade level.
How many Official Visits are allowed?
Per NCAA guidelines for most sports, you can only visit a college on an official visit once and have only five total visits to all Division I schools; however, an unlimited number of official visits may be made to Division II schools.
When can an Athlete Commit to a College?
The only time an athlete can officially commit to a college is during the signing period, when they sign their national letter of intent. Any story you see of an athlete getting an offer or committing to a school before the signing period their senior year is unofficial.
Due to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
All Combines Postponed Until Further Notice
PRO AGILITY (L) DRILLS
5-10-5 Pro Agility
BROAD JUMP (See Video)
40 YARD DASH (See Video)
5-10-5 Pro Agility (See Video)
PRO AGILITY L DRILLS (See Video)
COLLEGE PREPARATION & LIFE SKILLS
OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE INDY DRILLS
1 on 1 QB/RB/DB COMPETITION
1 on 1 OL/DL COMPETITION
40 Yard Dash