Wednesday, March 12 2014 @ 08:30 PM CST
Contributed by: Troy Thompson
The third official AFL USA combine will be held from 25-27th April this year. As with previous years there is expected to be college athletes (and recently graduated) from baskeball, gridiron and soccer put through their paces in LA.
The American athletes are available for clubs to sign up on an international scholarship or rookie deal immediately at the Combine or wait until the athlete goes through the Australian combine if they like what they see in April. International recruiting is first in best dressed without having to face being gazumped in the Draft.
Former Seattle University basketballer Eric Wallace was the ultimate success story of the first year's combine being awarded an International rookie spot with North Melbourne in 2012. Wallace features in this year's slightly updated recruitment video on Youtube that can be seen below. Last year the success stories were Patrick Mitchell and Jason Holmes (who feature briefly in this year's video below) who were given International Rookie spots by Sydney and St Kilda respectively.