NORTH LITTLE ROCK – The best combination of size and speed and jumping ability at last Saturday's Arkansas Combine was easily Maumelle defensive end/linebacker Kendall Donnerson.
Donnerson (6-4, 215) ripped off two 4.37 times in the 40-yard dash and his slowest among four runs was 4.53.
The Maumelle standout also had a 37.5 vertical jump during testing..
"But I just have to keep trying hard and work harder."
Donnerson's 4.37 was his fastest time so far and he was included at the end of the camp when the top 10 fastest times squared off against each other.
"I'm pretty proud of what I ran," Donnerson said. "I tried to get a 4.3 because I've been running a 4.4 in the past few combines and camps. I just tried to get a better time."
Donnerson is an under the radar guy despite having over 100 tackles and what he estimates were 20 tackles for lost yardage last season and making all-conference and all-state.
"I play a little wide receiver, but mostly D-end and outside linebacker," Donnerson said. "I'm a pretty good D-end because I'm quick off the line. Strength wise, I just blow by people and push them back."
Arkansas tight ends coach Barry Lunney, Jr. has been by his school during this spring evaluation period while Arkansas State and Ouachita are also showing interested.
I am getting a lot of looks, but I have to get my ACT up to get offers," Donnerson said.
He will attend a pair of camps this summer to help his scholarship chances.
"I'm going to camp at Arkansas, going to the Arkansas State camp and some more but don't know yet," Donnerson said.
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