Newton South Quarterback Nick Heras Invited to U.S. Army National Combine

Earns elite status as member of 2014 invite class


Newton South (Newton, MA) Quarterback Nick Heras has been invited to the U.S. Army National Combine, which will feature five hundred of the nation’s top high school football underclassmen. The event, part of the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl on NBC, will take place in San Antonio, TX this January 2-4, 2014.

The event focuses on measuring speed, strength, quickness, and football skill, while also providing educational seminars touching on the recruiting process, speed and strength improvement, and leadership. Held annually in association with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the U.S. Army National Combine is the first opportunity for the nation’s top underclassmen to demonstrate their physical talent and compete against one another before top scouting organizations, as well as the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.

“It is an honor to be invited to a national event like this and be able to show what you can do,” Heras said. “Having the opportunity to be around other top quarterbacks in the country is very special and can only help make me better. You can always pick something up from watching other quarterbacks and learn from each other. It will be fun.”

“Nick is the top dual threat quarterback from the Boston area.” Says DeBartolo Sports Quarterback Coach Joe Dickinson who trains the nation’s top 2014 QB recruit and University of Alabama commit David Cornwell, 2014 Indiana University QB commit Alexander Diamont, 2014 University of Arkansas QB commit Rafe Peavey, 2014 Northern Illinois QB commit Landon Root, and 2014 University of Toledo QB commit Travis Smith.

Dickinson continues, “He (Heras) broke his hand in the 5th game and missed the second half of the 2013 season, but was very impressive early on. Boston College and Dartmouth are among several schools recruiting him.”

Dickinson is a former University of Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator (1983-85, 1996-98) and currently trains quarterbacks exclusively through DeBartolo Sports University. He is recognized by many NFL, college and high school coaches and quarterbacks as one of the most influential developers of QBs in the country. He has trained Minnesota Vikings QB Josh Freeman, Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley and Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Troy Aikman.

Assisted by cadets from the U.S. Army ROTC, the U.S. Army National Combine is specifically designed to highlight the football abilities and talents of today’s rising underclassmen and tomorrow’s high school, college, and NFL stars. U.S. Army National Combine alumni include Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs), Percy Harvin (Seattle Seahawks), LeSean McCoy (Philadelphia Eagles), DeMarco Murray (Dallas Cowboys), Patrick Peterson (Arizona Cardinals) and Donte Whitner (San Francisco 49ers).

About All American Games:
All American Games (AAG), a sports management and marketing company, is the owner and producer of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Based in Rockaway, NJ, AAG produces and manages many of the nation’s premiere high school and youth sporting events, including the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, U.S. Army National Combine, U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, Football University (FBU), Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, TOP GUN All-Star Camp, and the FBU National Championships, to name a few.

About DeBartolo Sports University:
Founded by Edward DeBartolo Jr., five-time Super Bowl Championship owner of the San Francisco 49ers, DeBartolo Sports University helps athletes improve and realize their potentials through first-class quarterback and receiver training programs. For more information, visit