Junior Stars

Paris tight end Grant Freeman, Pulaski Robinson linebacker Christopher Fleming and Allen (Texas) quarterback Nathan Dick are among those on hand for the U.S. Army National Junior Combine in San Antonio.

SAN ANTONIO - While a bevy of the nation's top seniors have left the Alamodome, there is still plenty of talented juniors on hand.

In fact over 500 of country's best will finish up with skills tests today as the two-day U.S. Army National Junior Combine comes to a close today.

"This is an amazing collection of talent," Scout.com recruiting analyst Scott Kennedy said. "Last year they had open registration, which means anybody with internet acess could register their son or their player. You don't get the best players doing that, you just get the ones that are on-line first."

"They sent out invitations this season," Kennedy added "There is still players that aren't going to play college ball, but the percentage of level of players that is going to play college ball will be much, much higher than it was."

Among those here that the Razorbacks are known to be interested in are Paris tight end Grant Freeman (6-6, 235), Pulaski Robinson linebacker Christopher Fleming (6-2, 263) and Allen (Texas) High quarterback Nathan Dick (6-3, 195), the brother of current UA quarterback Casey Dick.

"Sports Link, which owns the game, asks us to submit a list of juniors this summer and we turned in a list of about 1,200 kids," Kennedy said. "We have seen a lot of them here. "You will see a lot more information and a lot more on D-1 prospects sooner than you did last year on Scout.com than you did last year."


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