BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans linebacker
The clinic focused on training high school athletes for college combines. The athletes participated in various drills to test their performance and discover what needs improvement as they move from high school to the college level and potentially preparing for the pros.
Posting great numbers at a combine can put an athlete, who had been relatively unnoticed, on the radar of a major university and scholarship opportunities. McCarthy attended a similar clinic while attending Clearwater Central Catholic High School in Florida and believes the combine training better prepared him for college play and ultimately the NFL.
“I wanted to do something that really meant something to me,” McCarthy said. “Combine training is an excellent way college coaches can evaluate talent throughout the country. Obviously they don’t get to see every athlete play, but how fast you run, how high you jump, and how explosive you are all translate through the combine drills around the world. Anyway to help a high school player reach the next level, I’m all for it and that is what’s important.”