Battle Creek Showcase gives local soccer players a chance to be seen

Battle Creek Central wide receiver Josh Harris participates in the MHSAA Spring Evaluation Day on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Battle Creek Central High School.

The annual NFL Combine in Indianapolis is one of the largest and most celebrated events on the football landscape. Star college players running 40-yard sprints and doing agility and position exercises in hopes of getting noticed by pro coaches.

But before any of those players got to that point, they needed to be noticed by a college coach as they were among the thousands who play high school football every year.

More than 100 players got that chance and were seen by dozens of college coaches Thursday as part of a combine-style standout event at Battle Creek Central’s CW Post Field.

Hosted by Bearcat Head Coach Lorin Granger and his staff, BCC invited football players from 14 schools throughout Southwest Michigan to a Spring Evaluation Showcase.

“It’s free and a great opportunity for these kids to be seen,” Granger said. “If a kid can’t go to a college campus or camp, which all costs money to pay for camp and travel, it helps that kind of kid. And here you are seen by the same as many coaches as if you had attended 50 camps in one summer.”

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