DATE: TBA 2021
LOCATION: ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY
16401 NW 37TH AVE, MIAMI GARDENS, FL 33054
68 Student Athletes received scholarships
41 Colleges present
Nearly 30% of participants recruited
Estimated Total aid provide at 2019 Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase - $1,218,944
Over $1 million in financial aid has been provided annually to participants in the Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase.
Around 200 student-athletes have been recruited by colleges & universities in the first three years of the Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase.
The Orange Bowl’s mission and vision is to promote and serve South Florida in order to inspire youth, engage the community and enhance the economy. The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase meets that mission and vision by providing an opportunity for young student-athletes to use their football and academic skills to attend college and ultimately earn a degree. This effectively has the profound effect of changing young peoples' lives.
The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase is a FREE one day event, in association with the National Football Foundation (NFF) and its local chapters, that will bring together Florida high school seniors and educational institutions in Division II, III, and NAIA programs from across the country. A series of tests and drills will be ran that will best display each player's various talents at their respective positions. Following the showcase, players and universities will meet to discuss scholarship opportunities for the participating athletes.
The 2020 Showcase was held on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 at St. Thomas University. It featured athletes from all over South Florida and brought together outstanding educational institutions in Division II, III and NAIA programs from across the country. The Showcase is organized and managed by quality football coaches hand selected by the Orange Bowl. A series of tests and drills will be ran that best display each player's various talents at their respective positions. Following the activities, players and universities will meet to discuss scholarship opportunities for the participating athletes. Admission is restricted to the athletes, participating coaches, visiting high school and college coaches, college administrators and the media.
The Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase is one of four being conducted nationally in association with the NFF.
HOW IT WORKS
All student-athletes must pre-register. The participant must be a graduating high school senior and who has not accepted a scholarship offer from a Division I football program. In addition they must meet the following qualifications:
Have a 2.5 GPA or higher in 16 Core Courses (please visit http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/core-courses for a description of NCAA Eligible Core Courses)
Have an SAT score of 920 (math and verbal only) or higher
Have a composite ACT Score of 18 or higher or a sum score of 68 or higher
All Division II, III, and NAIA athletic directors and head football coaches are invited to attend. There will be ample time for coaches to view the athletes in drills and to talk to them individually about their respective football programs. Staffs from admissions and financial aid departments are encouraged to attend as well.
SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Check back later for the schedule for the 2021 Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase.
During showcase activities the only persons permitted on-site are event staff, participants, high school coaches and participating colleges.
Parents will be allowed to join after all football activities have concluded.
Scouts and recruiters are NOT permitted at the Showcase.
Students must provide their own transportation to and from the venue.
Students are encouraged to bring two pairs of shoes (football shoes and running shoes).
Students are encouraged to bring extra copies of transcripts and test scores.
Water will be provided.
An information session will take place during the showcase activites from 10:00am - 12:30pm, to educate parents on financial aid, NCAA eligibility requirements and much more. We encourage you to attend this session to learn more about putting your student-athlete in the best position to be successful.
Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)
Concussion Awareness & Safety Recognition