Good article here for young people looking south for their collegiate/university football program:
Top USA recruiters and former NFL coaches coming to Toronto for showcase event
If you have dreams of playing football in the United States, you can get some first-hand tips from leading NFL recruiters at an upcoming event at Toronto’s Downsview Park. The recruiters will be taking part in the Can American Football Showcase, a “combine? that’s designed to give Canadian football players the opportunity to display their skills and receive top-level instruction by experienced American coaches. It’s happening June 29. Event organizer Paul Watkins says Canadians don’t get enough opportunities to compete at the American level....
“Football is a culture [in the U.S.],? he said. “If you want to be the best at what you do, you go to the culture. Until they go to a combine where they are being taught and looked at and competing against American kids, they will never know if and where they stack up."…
But former CFL star Duane Forde says young athletes also need to be cautious.
“A ‘free ride’ doesn’t always mean a [scholarship],? said Forde, who played 12 seasons for the Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger Cats, and now works as a broadcaster for TSN.
“Find out the legitimacy of the offer and their connection to the sport. Do not pay exorbitant recruiting fees and get the answers you need for yourself.”