Colleges come to town

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: May 7, 2019 - 12:14 PM

Monday night at Rockhurst High School the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association held its annual College Night. This has long been a chance for college coaches one-stop shopping to talk to coaches and find out about the rising seniors who will take the field this fall.

It is always well attended with coaches from FCS, D-II, D-III, NAIA and junior colleges all packed into the gym at Rockhurst wanting to talk to the GKCFCA members.

Colleges from North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Arkansas Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee attended the event. Hundreds of thousands of dollars of scholarships will be provided for student athletes from the colleges that attend every year knowing that the Kansas City area is a great place for their staffs to recruit.

This event is held annually but this year the GKCFCA added a combine to the weekend. Saturday at William Jewell College more than 100 athletes attended a free combine put on by the association along with Rack Performance.

GKCFCA President Mike Zegunis said the weekend provided area athletes even more exposure to college coaches.

“I am glad the GKCFCA with the help from RACK Performance could offer KC Metro kids an opportunity to participate in a free Combine,” Zegunis said. “I am hoping this is something we can do even bigger and better next year. As always, College Night is a great opportunity for area high school coaches to meet with College coaches with regard to recruiting high school football players in the Metro.”