COLLEGE GRIDIRON EXPERIENCE

Mission

The mission is to  provide a pathway to Colleges and Universities for young men who are interested in continuing their education and athletic abilities at the next level. Created by Luther Johnson (known as Coach Johnson), who brings years of football knowledge and competitiveness to a very needed community. Coach Johnson goal is to help as many young men get into college as possible. All they (the players) need is a CHANCE and Coach Johnson is willing to Help!

Objective For COLLEGE GRIDIRON EXPERIENCE

The idea for COLLEGE GRIDIRON EXPERIENCE came

from Coach Johnson involvement with the Phil Simms

North-South Annual Football Classic in New Jersey that

highlights high school athletes throughout the State of New

Jersey. After this point Coach Johnson wanted to help

highlight the talents of all young men that are interested in

attending college and playing football. Hence, came the

development of the College Gridiron Experience.

HBCU TEAMS and CONFERENCES

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (MEAC) DIV. 1

Delaware State University

Howard University

South Carolina State University

Morgan State University

Norfolk State University

North Carolina Central University

 BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE DIV.1

North Carolina A&T University

Robert Morris University

Gardner-Webb University

Campbell University

Charleston Southern University

Bryant University

SOUTH WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (SWAC) DIV. 1

Alcorn State University

Alabama A&M University

Alabama State University

Bethune-Cookman University

Florida A&M University

Grambling State University

Jackson State University

Mississippi State University

Prairie View A&M University

Southern University

Texas Southern University

Arkansas-Pine Bluff University

COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (CAA) DIV. 1

Hampton University

Monmouth University

James Madison University

Villanova University

University of Rhode Island

University of Maine

Richmond University

William & Mary University

Stony Brook University

University of Delaware

Towson University

University of New Hampshire

University of Albany

CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

(CIAA) DIV. 2

Bowie State University

Chowan Shaw University

Elizabeth City State University

St. Augustine's University

Fayetteville State University

Johnson C. Smith University

Virginia Union University

Virginia State University

Winston-Salem State University

Livingston College

Bluefield State University

Shaw University



SOUTH INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (SIAC) DIV. 2

Miles College

Lane College

Allen University

Benedict College

Tuskegee University

Morehouse College

Albany State University

Central State University

Clark Atlanta University

Fort Valley State University

Savannah State University

Edward Waters University

Kentucky State University

 MOUNTAIN EAST CONFERENCE

(MEC) DIV. 2


Frostburg State University

Fairmont State University

Notre Dame University

West Liberty University

University of Charleston

Concord University

UNC Pembroke

Glenville State University

West Virginia State University

Alderson Broaddus University

Wheeling University

West Virginia Wesleyan College

JUNIOR COLLEGES AND POSTGRADUATE SCHOOLS

THE JERSEY GATOR POST-GRAD PROGRAM

COLLEGE ASSISTANCE PLACEMENT PROGRAM (CAPP)

LACKAWANNA COLLEGE

NJ WARRIORS JUCO FOOTBALL

MONROE COLLEGE (NEW ROCHELLE)

Omega Prep Academy


TEAMS and CONFERENCES

COLONIAL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE (CAA)

(FCS) DIV. 1

University at Albany

University of Delaware

Elon University

Maine University

University of New Hampshire 

Richmond University

Stony Brook University

Towson University

University of Rhode Island

Villanova University

William & Mary University

Monmouth University

Hampton University

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE (NEC) (FCS) DIV. 1-AA

Central Connecticut State University

Duquesne University

Long Island University

Sacred Heart University

Saint Francis University

Wagner University

Stonehill University

Merrimack College

MIDDLE AMERICAN CONFERENCE (MAC) DIV. 1

EAST WEST


Kent State University

Northern Illinois University

Miami University

Ball State University

Buffalo University

Eastern Michigan University

Ohio University

Central Michigan University

Bowling GreenUniversity

Western Michigan University

Akron University

Toledo University

PATRIOT LEAGUE (FCS) DIV. 1

Holy Cross University

Bucknell University

Fordham University

Lafayette University

Colgate University

Lehigh University

Georgetown University

NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE (NEC-10) (FCS) DIV. 2

American International College

Assumption University

Franklin Pierce University

Bentley University

Saint Anselm College

Southern Ct State University

University of New Haven

Pace University

New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) DIV. 3

Salisbury University

Montclair State University

Rowan University

William Paterson College

Kean University

The College of NJ

Christopher Newport University

PENNSYLVANIA STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

(PSAC) DIV. 2

EAST WEST


Bloomsburg University

California University of PA (CAL U)

East Stroudsburg University

Clarion University

Kutztown University

Edinboro University

Lock Haven University

Gannon University

Millersville University

Slippery Rock University

Shepherd University

Mercyhurst University

Shippensburg University

Seton Hill University

West Chester University

Indiana University of PA (I.U.P)

Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) DIV.3

Albright University

Wilkes University

Alvernia University

Widener University

FDU-Florham University

Delaware Valley (Del Val)University

Lycoming University

Stevenson University

King's College (Pa.)

Lebanon Valley College

Misericordia University

Eastern University

Hood College

Messiah University

York College (Pa.)

Arcadia University

Desales University

Stevens Institute of Technology

Are You Eligible ?

Division I Academic Eligibility:

Three years of math (Algebra 1 or higher) Two years of natural/physical science (including one year of lab science if your high school offers it) One additional year of English, math or natural/physical science. Two years of social science

Division II Academic Eligibility:

To be eligible to compete in NCAA sports during your first year at a Division II school, you must meet academic requirements for your core courses, grade-point average (GPA) and test scores. … Complete 16 core courses: Three years of English. Two years of math (Algebra 1 or higher).NCAA Division II schools tend to be smaller public universities or private colleges. These schools have more limited finances than their Division I counterparts, which is reflected in the number of scholarships they can offer. The NCAA limits each Division II school to 36 full, or partial, scholarships per year.

What is a Fee Waiver?

If you are unable to pay the registration fee for the NCAA Eligibility Center due to financial considerations, there is an option in the payment section to indicate you are eligible to receive a fee waiver. You are eligible for a waiver of the registration fee if you have received a waiver of the SAT or ACT fee. (This is not the same as a U.S. state voucher.) You must ask an authorized high school official(Guidance Counselor) to submit your fee waiver verification online after you complete your registration. If you request a fee waiver and are unable to receive the fee waiver, you can simply log back in to your account at eligibilitycenter.org and make a payment with a credit card or e-check.

TO GET YOUR FAFSA #(Financial Aid #) GOTO WWW.FAFSA.GOV TO COMPLETE APPLICATION

NCAA ELIGIBITY RESOURCES

For Initial-eligibility, registration and certification process, please refer the registration website, eligibilitycenter.org, or the educational site, ncaa.org/playcollegesports for even more information.

Links to many of our resources are below and can also be found on our School Presentation Resources page.

Eligibility Center Website: The official registration and certification site for college-bound student-athletes who plan to compete at an NCAA Division I or II college.

): A quick guide to the academic standards and steps that it takes to become an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete.

Division I Academic Requirements Guide: A complete breakdown of the NCAA Division I initial-eligibility standards.

Division II Academic Requirements Guide: A complete breakdown of the NCAA Division II initial-eligibility standards. 

Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete: The Guide is a highly comprehensive tool that has been designed to help students and families understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process. It also helps to prepare student-athletes and families for the transition from high school to becoming an NCAA Division I or II student-athlete. 

When can Colleges Start Recruiting for Football?

Generally speaking, the most important dates on the calendar will be June 15th or September 1st (depending on your sport), going into the athlete’s junior year of high school. For most sports, this is when coaches can start reaching out to recruits.  

How to Get Noticed by College Coaches and Scouts

1.Research Each Team by Visiting Their University’s Sports Web page.

2.Look for Athletes From Your Area and Ask Them for Information and Help.

3.Talk About the Majors/Academic Programs that Interest You at Their School.

4.  Ask Informed Questions.

Do Coaches look at Recruiting Questionnaires?

Because Recruiting questionnaires are an easy way for coaches to get your information, you might think that all you need to do is simply fill them out.All of the recruiting best practices apply, such as doing your research on a team, making sure the school is a good fit, and writing personalized emails

Can High School Coaches Contact College Coaches?

For most athletes,recruiting starts before the NCAA recruiting rules allow college coaches to contact athletes. As a recruit, you can always call coaches—and they can answer! But they cannot call you back if they miss your call. To work through this, some athletes will get their high school/club coach involved.

What is a College Football Junior Day?

A Junior Day is a recruiting strategy that college coaches are using to get high school athletes on their campus. Junior Days have been around previously, but they are now getting to be more exclusive – or at least starting to serve more of a purpose than before

What do you do at a Junior Day?

The basic definition of a recruiting Junior Day is where a college brings in a number of their sought after recruits in the current junior class. Bringing these juniors allows the athletes to see the school, meet the coaches, get a tour of the facilities, and learn more about the program in general.

What does it mean if a College Coach Emails You?

Recruiting is all about relationships. When you receive an email from a college coach it means nothing more than that your child is good enough to play at their program.They are fishing. … Have your child email the coach,then follow up with a phone call if they don’t get a response.

What does it mean when you get an Unofficial Visit?

Unofficial visits are visits that prospects finance themselves. An unofficial visit might be very official in that it might have a set itinerary, be for multiple days, or be a very important part of a prospect’s recruitment.Prospects may take an unofficial visit at any age or grade level.

How many Official Visits are allowed?

Per NCAA guidelines for most sports, you can only visit a college on an official visit once and have only five total visits to all Division I schools; however, an unlimited number of official visits may be made to Division II schools.

When can an Athlete Commit to a College?

The only time an athlete can officially commit to a college is during the signing period, when they sign their national letter of intent. Any story you see of an athlete getting an offer or committing to a school before the signing period their senior year is unofficial.

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Upcoming Events

C.G.E BIG MAN's CLINIC Offense & Defense (LINEMAN ONLY)

for Grades 8th Grades through 11th - Classes of 25, 26, 27, and 28*

Clinics: 1) Sat. June 29th (BOVERNI's Stadium)

262 River Road, Passaic, NJ 07055 9:00am - 12:00pm

Early Bird Cost: $30.00. Cash App: $CoachLMJohnson / PayPal: @coachlmjohnson

Early Bird SPECIAL Deadlines ENDs: Friday, June 21st

Walk-Up Cost: $40.00 Each clinic is LIMITED to 50 Players!

To Register: SCAN the QR Code below or Use the Link below

https://forms.gle/nHEQ6wWyMEEMPE8r5

HARD WORK BEATS TALENT,

WHEN TALENT DOESN'T WORK HARD!

Clinic Coaches:


Coach Rich Williams - Offensive Line Coach Norris Daus - Defensive Line

Willingboro High School North/South Executive Board Member

25 years coaching experience Phil Simms N/S Asst. (South) General Manager

4 Sectional & 1 Regional Championship Semi Professional Coach: NJ Militia, Knights, & Pitbulls

2018 NJFCA South Jersey Assistant (COY) Junior College: C.A.P.P Academy, Jersey Coast Academy

Coach of the Year High Schools: Winslow Township, Lakewood, &

20 years coaching experience

Pt Pleasant Borough

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PRO AGILITY (L) DRILLS

5-10-5 Pro Agility


CLINIC ITINERARY

Height & Weight Recording Stations

Dynamic & Statics *STRETCH*

Agility Testing

PRO AGILITY (5-10-5)

L - Drill

BROAD JUMP


Fundamentals Instructions

OFFENSIVE LINE

Stance, Footwork, Alignment, Handwork

DEFENSIVE LINE

Stance, Footwork, Alignment, Handwork

OL/DL One on One Competition

Clinic Wrap-up & Awards Presentations

Broad Jump

O-LINE DRILLS