Carlos Brown of Heard County High School was the first running back that I profiled with video this year after seeing him twice in person. He excelled in the combine setting as well. He turned in the fastest forty time on the day
Super Soph Caleb King is getting bigger every day. He put on a show at the Georgia Dome, and he measured in at 5-11 and 185 pounds. This is going to be one of the top prospects in the south for the Class of 2007.
Speaking of big, Lionel Mapp may be the biggest prospect I've ever seen. At 6-5 and 370 pounds, Mapp carried his weight extremely well. Admittedly, he needs to trim up some, but he's not in bad shape right now, despite the lofty weight. The trainers at CES thought he was in the 320 range when he walked in, because he carries his weight so well. Looking for impressive? How about a 27 inch vertical leap? His forty time
The quarterbacks got a special treat when quarterback guru Roger Theder helped work the camp. Theder has coaching experience at Cal and in the NFL, and now he is considered the very top of his profession at training quarterbacks. He is in town working out players for the NFL Draft and was gracious enough to work with some of the QB's in the south. Dexter Davidson made the long trip up from South Florida and may have been the most impressive of the quarterbacks. Chris Smelley and Joey Fiegler came from Alabama and Tennessee respectively to show what they could do, and they each did well for themselves.
D'Vontrey Richardson of Lee County was more than I could have expected finally getting to see him in person. He came in at 6-1 and 201 pounds and clocked a 4.65 forty among other standout tests. He had an impressive highlight reel that I will post later in the week. Teams are going to try and pencil him in as an "athlete", and after Saturday, I'm convinced he can play just about any position he wants.
James Patterson came from Noxubee County, Mississippi to work out, and he looked extremely good. The top quarterback in the state of Mississippi came from Noxubee Country two years ago in the form of Omarr Conner, and Patterson looks like he could keep the tradition going.
I have long considered Chris Slaughter the top receiver in the state of Georgia for the Class of 2006, but he is going to have some stiff competition among some huge players next year. Slaughter was unable to work out because of a basketball injury, but Crawford Kilpatrick tested extremely well. He measured 6-5 and 181 pounds, and his 4.2
Tim Hawthorne made the trip over from Homewood, Ala., and he spent extra time catching for the quarterbacks working out at CES after the combine (I guess we didn't mention the 6-5, 230 pound sophomore QB from Virginia that looked like he was working out for the NFL draft), and Hawthorne showed why he is going to be one of the best receivers in the south with great size (6-2/195) and speed (4.65).
Kristopher Durham had a basketball game later that night, so he didn't test, but he measured a full 6-5 and 189 pounds, and he has a highlight reel that has already earned him college offers.
Richardson's top target Lavalle Parker had a very good day as well. He gets it done on the field and proved that he has the tools to play on the next level as well.
Gabe Crews of Lovejoy is a huge defensive tackle with excellent mobility. At 6-1.5 and 290 pounds, he is going to be a force on both sides of the line. Samuel Chester is a player to watch for Peach County this year as well. Peach's quarterback, Antonio Hinton, as well as Slaughter were banged up, but Chester had very good day.
Brandon Wood of Haralson County made the trip to Duluth and was one of the most impressive players there. He
Linebacker Bo Harris of Heritage may have been the surprise of the combine. I knew most of the players already when they got there, but I didn't know Harris. I do now, and so will most of the coaches in the south. He's big, and he can run like a deer. Georgia has been the state for linebackers the past two years, and that doesn't look to change especially with guys like...
Jasper Brooks... The Towers standout weighed in at 6-3 and 210 pounds. I had been told previously that he was a defensive end prospect, but after a day of testing I grabbed him and said he looked like a linebacker to me right now. He said that was where he wants to play on the next level. I'm not betting against him.
Andrew Trowbridge fought lost luggage to make it to Duluth, and he had an excellent day as well. A hugely productive linebacker and running back at Warner Christian in South Florida, Trowbridge showed great quickness in the shuttle and excellent explosion in the vertical. He has ideal size and lateral movement for a middle linebacker or fullback on the next level.
Here are some of the top testers on the day:
Top 10 Shuttle:
|Crawford Kilpatrick||WR||North Gwinnett||GA||6-5||181||4.2|
|Chris Morris||WR||Plano East||TX||5-10||162||4.26|
|Derek Slaughter||LB||Mt. Zion||GA||6-0.5||193||4.27|
|Lavalle Parker||WR||Lee County||GA||6-0||168||4.27|
|Erroll Wynn||RB||Mundy's Mill||GA||5-10||204||4.29|
Top 10 Vertical Jump:
|Chris Morris||WR||Plano East||TX||5-10||162||37.5|
|Andrew Trowbridge||LB||Warner Christian||FL||5-11.5||211||35.5|
|Travis Burks||WR||Union Grove||GA||5-11.5||185||35.0|
|Crawford Kilpatrick||WR||North Gwinnett||GA||6-5||181||35|
|Carlos Brown||RB||Heard County||GA||5-11.5||195||34.5|
Top 10 L-Cone:
|Chris Morris||WR||Plano East||TX||5-10||162||7.21|
|Lavalle Parker||WR||Lee County||GA||6-0||168||7.31|
|Joshua Nesbitt||QB||Greene County||GA||6-0||190||7.31|
|Derek Slaughter||LB||Mt. Zion||GA||6-0.5||193||7.34|
|Greg Wingfield||WR||North Clayton||GA||6-0.5||163||7.37|
|Travis Burks||WR||Union Grove||GA||5-11.5||185||7.4|
Top 10 (11 with Tie) 40 Yard Dash:
|Carlos Brown||RB||Heard County||GA||5-11.5||195||4.57|
|Chris Morris||WR||Plano East||TX||5-10||162||4.60|
|Lavalle Parker||WR||Lee County||GA||6-0||168||4.65|
|D'Vontrey Richardson||QB||Lee County||GA||6-1||201||4.65|
Top 10 Standing Broad Jump:
|Crawford Kilpatrick||WR||North Gwinnett||GA||6-5||181||112.5|
|D'Vontrey Richardson||QB||Lee County||GA||6-1||201||112|
|Donnell Sanders||DE||North Clayton||GA||6-2.5||206||110|