In January of 2018 All-American Games hosted their annual National Combine in San Antonio (Tx.). Over 650 of the best underclassmen prospects in the nation competed inside of the Alamo Dome. Class of 2019 offensive lineman Xavier Truss was among the standouts at the event.
Xavier’s path to national competition and recognition started at Football University in the summer of 2017.
Truss received an invite to participate in the combine after strong performance at FBU Boston and Top Gun.
“When I received the invite to the combine I was just thinking about how I needed to prepare for it. They told me I was invited and it was a great feeling,” said Truss.
The national combine allows for athletes to do combine testing which includes the 40-yard dash, shuttle run and vertical jump. Once the testing is completed, the players are able to compete against one another on the field.
“My favorite drill was 1v1’s because I love to compete and it was the best competition in the country.”
“The best part of San Antonio was meeting a lot of the players that I will be playing with or against in college.
Before competing at the combine he held college offers from Boston College, Maryland and BYU.
The 6-foot-7, 325 pound tackle from Warwick (RI) went down to Texas with hopes of getting noticed on a national stage. Truss accomplished his goal, once word of his performance went viral college programs quickly swooped in.
Since competing at the National Combine he has received offers from the likes of Penn State, Michigan, Ohio State and Alabama to name to a few.
National recruiting sponsor 247Sports currently has Truss listed as the No.1 overall prospect in Rhode Island and the No.10 offensive tackle in the nation.