Florida’s newest 2013 linebacker commitment, Lincoln County (Fla.)’s James Hearns, had already started receiving recruiting letters this time a year ago.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound defensive end/linebacker then augmented his recruiting standing with a stellar showing at the National Underclassmen Football Combine in Tallahassee, Fla., last March, earning MVP honors for his class.
This year’s series of NUC combines kicks off next week. 247Sports will be providing coverage from a number of the major combines this spring.
Here is the schedule for NUC combines:
Feb. 17-19 Apache Junction H.S., Apache Junction, Ariz. (Phoenix)
Feb. 17-19 Fort Bend Baptist Academy, Sugar Land, Texas (Houston)
Feb. 17-19 Chaminade-Madonna Prep, Hollywood, Fla. (Fort Lauderdale)
Feb. 24-26 Zachary H.S., Zachary, La. (Baton Rouge)
Feb. 24-26 Arendell Parrott Academy, Kinston, N.C. (Greenville/Jacksonville N.C.)
Feb. 24-26 Duncanville H.S., Duncanville, Texas (Dallas)
March 3-4 McKinely H.S., Honolulu, Hawaii
March 2-4 Tri-Cities H.S., East Point, Ga. (Atlanta)
March 9-10 Richmond Hill H.S., Richmond Hill, Ga. (Savannah)
March 9-11 Memorial H.S., Tulsa, Okla.
March 9-11 Pearl H.S., Pearl, Miss. (Jackson)
March 9-11 Raines H.S., Jacksonville, Fla.
March 16-18 Searcy H.S., Searcy, Ark. (Little Rock)
March 16-18 Highland Springs H.S., Highland Springs, Va. (Richmond)
March 16-18 Northside Christian School, St. Petersburg, Fla.
March 16-18 Johnny Long’s Training Academy, Knoxville, Tenn.
March 23-25 Henderson International School, Henderson, Nevada (Las Vegas)
March 23-24 Sherwood Christian Academy, Albany, Ga.
March 23-25 Dutch Fork H.S., Irmo, S.C. (Columbia)
March 23-25 Lake Barrington Field House, Lake Barrington, Ill. (northern Chicago)
March 23-235 Cathedral H.S., Los Angeles
March 30-April 1 Bethel H.S., Hampton, Va.
March 30-April 1 TBD, Louisville, Ky.
March 30-April 1 Florida H.S., Tallahassee, Fla.
March 30-April 1 Whites Creek H.S., Nashville, Tenn.
April 6-7 Emmett H.S., Emmett, Idaho (Boise)
April 6-7 Rio Rancho H.S., Rio Rancho, N.M. (Albuquerque)
April 6-7 Robert E. Lee H.S., Stanton, Va. (western Virginia)
April 6-7 Blackwell Stadium, Gulf Shores, Ala. (Mobile)
April 6-7 Victory Performance Center, Staten Island, N.Y.
April 13-15 Pasadena H.S., Pasadena, Calif.
April 13-15 Ringgold H.S., Monongahela, Pa. (Pittsburgh)
April 13-15 Patton H.S., Morganton, N.C. (western N.C.)
April 13-15 Bessemer Academy, Bessemer, Ala. (Birmingham)
April 13-15 Matawan H.S., Matawan, N.J.
April 13-15 St. Dominic Savio Catholic H.S., Austin, Texas
April 20-21 TBD, Huntsville, Ala.
April 20-22 East Lake H.S., Chula Vista, Calif.
April 20-22 Northwest H.S., Wichita, Kan.
April 20-22 Middletown H.S., Middletown, N.Y.
April 20-22 Jones H.S., Orlando, Fla.
April 20-22 Fr. Gabriel Richard H.S., Ann Arbor, Mich.
April 27-29 Dinuba H.S., Dinuba, Calif. (Fresno)
April 27-29 Warren Central H.S., Indianapolis
April 27-29 Ben L. Smith H.S., Greensboro, N.C.
April 27-29 Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass. (Boston)
April 27-29 Mergenthaler Voc Tech, Baltimore, Md.
May 4-6 N. Kansas City H.S., Kansas City, Mo.
May 4-6 McCook Athletic, McCook, Ill. (south Chicago)
May 4-6 Chandler Park Academy, Harper Woods, Mich. (Detroit)
May 4-6 Bishop Kearny H.S., Rochester, N.Y.
May 4-6 Licking Heights H.S., Columbus, Ohio
May 4-6 Somerset H.S., Somerset, Texas (San Antonio)
May 11-13 TBD, Cleveland, Ohio
May 11-13 Warren County H.S., Front Royal, Va. (northern Va.)
May 11-13 Scarborough H.S., Scarborough, Maine (Portland)
May 11-13 Chabot College, Hayward, Calif. (Oakland)
May 11-13 Assumption Catholic, Burlington, Ontario (Toronto)
May 11-13 Palisades Park, Palisades Park, N.J.
May 18-20 Rio Linda H.S., Rio Linda, Calif.
May 18-20 Bryan Station H.S., Lexington, Ky.
May 18-20 Christian Brothers H.S., Memphis, Tenn.
May 18-20 Whitewater H.S., Whitewater, Wisc. (Milwaukee)
May 18-20 Burnsville H.S., Burnsville, Minn. (Minneapolis)
May 18-20 Richland H.S., Johnstown, Pa.
May 25-27 TBD, Lincoln/Omaha, Neb.
May 25-27 Colerain H.S., Cincinnati, Ohio
May 25-27 Yukon H.S., Yukon, Okla. (Oklahoma City)
May 25-27 West Salem H.S., Salem, Ore.
May 25-27 Kearns H.S., Salt Lake City, Utah
May 25-27 Penns Grove H.S., Carneys Point, N.J.
June 1-3 TBD, Orlando, Fla.
June 1-3 Clear Creek Amana, Tiffin, Iowa (Des Moines)
June 1-3 John Paul II, Plano, Texas (Dallas)
June 1-3 Prairie View H.S., Henderson, Colo. (Denver)
June 1-3 St. Thomas More H.S., Lafayette, La.
June 1-3 Belleville East H.S., Belleville, Ill.
June 8-10 Loomis Chaffee H.S., Windsor, Conn. (Hartford)
June 8-10 Franklin H.S., Seattle, Wash.
June 8-10 Riverwood H.S., Atlanta, Ga.
June 8-10 TBD, Houston, Texas
June 8-10 Coral Reef Senior H.S., Miami, Fla.
June 8-10 Long Island Sports Complex, Freeport, N.Y.
For more information on the NUC combines, camps and 7-on-7 tournaments this summer, visit NationalUnderclassmen.com