The two-event national showcase will host nearly 1,500 athletes at South Pointe High School
From July 14-20, the Football University (FBU) Top Gun Showcase will take over South Pointe High School for its annual two-event national showcase. Top Gun is the largest national showcase event in the U.S. featuring some of the best middle and high school athletes in an intense position-specific test of technical skill and football ability. The high school showcase will take place July 14-16, kicking/long snapping July 14-15, and the middle school showcase July 18-20.
The July showcase will be the first time that FBU Top Gun has been held in Rock Hill, SC, also affectionately known as Football City USA. During the seven-day showcase, approximately 1,500 of the most talented and technically-sound athletes from across the country will meet at South Pointe High School to gain maximum exposure, which will include writing reports, profile creations, and the scouting of all athletes on hand.
“Football City USA is the perfect location to host both an event of this magnitude and the massive amount of talent that Top Gun features every year,” says Doug Berman, Chairman of All American Games.
“We couldn’t have selected a better location to host the FBU Top Gun showcase,” says Auvis Cole, sales director for the Rock Hill/York County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). “South Pointe High School is a first class facility built to take on the elite talent that FBU needs to train the nation’s top football players.”
Seventy-five percent of the 8th and 9th grade FBU All-American Bowl teams will be selected at Top Gun, to play in January at the Alamodome, with additional 6th, 7th and 8th grade FBU Preseason All-Americans named and released nationally.
Each year underclassmen at the Top Gun High School Showcase are invited to the National Combine at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
At the heart of FBU is its elite instructional staff, made up of former NFL coaches and players and other professional coaches who spend 20 hours with FBU athletes at each camp. Three days of training and coaching, on-field and in the film room, is led by NFL-experienced coaches and players. Sixty of those master teachers will be at the two showcase events in Rock Hill.
FBU Top Gun facts:
- July 14 – 20
- South Pointe High School; 801 Neely Rd., Rock Hill, SC
- 1,500 elite football athletes from across the country
- High School | 9th – 12th grade | July 14 – 16
- Kicking/Punting/Long Snapping | July 14 – 15
- Middle School | 6th – 8th grade | July 18 – 20