UA Combine: Sunshine State Stand-outs

Over a hundred of the nation's top prospects descended on Orlando Saturday to compete in the UnderArmour combine. The prospects from the state of Florida more than held their own. Here is a look at how some of the players tested and fared at the combine.

PHOTO GALLERY

Ht/Wt, 40 time, shuttle time, 3-cone time, veritical jump

RUNNING BACKS

St Pete Catholic's Ryan Green tested at 5'10, 186, 4.45, 4.45, 7.35, 35. Excellent numbers for a running back that has put on some weight recently. Green is excellent on the field as well and after some early questions about future position, he appears well on his way to being a coveted running back for colleges over the next year.

Orlando Boone's A.J. Turman's tested at 5'11.75, 198: 4.79, 4.51, 7.72, X. Clearly in line with his film where he displays a back that is going to a physical inside runner. Turman is going to get faster as he adds strength and flexibility to his frame. He is a complete back that should play next year in the 210 range and perhaps arrive in college at 215-220.


Register put up excellent combine numbers
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Tampa Catholic's Trevor Register tested at 5'9, 182, 4.66, 4.43, X, 29. He is a player that impressed us a year ago in the playoff game with Island Coast. While on the short side, he has a powerful frame and plenty of big play ability.

Winter Haven's Adam Lane tested at 5'6.75, 218, 4.72, X, X, 28. Lane is coming back from a knee injury and has added a lot of weight. He was the strongest kid at the combine in terms of reps. This is a player that is exceptional on the field and we think he will show improved numbers down the road as he gets healthier.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Oakland Park Northeast's Stacey Coley tested at 6'0.25, 173, 4.57, 4.35, 6.65, 30. Clearly the most fluid, athletic player on the field. Coley makes it look so easy as he glides past defender. The 6.65 3-cone is the fastest time this writer has ever seen......and he is likely faster than the 4.57 electronic 40 time. The state's most talented wide receiver and perhaps the country's.

Ft. Lauderdale University's Jordan Cunningham tested at 6'1, 168, 4.57, X, X, 26. That 40 time was faster than many anticipated. He is very productive and figures to be a top flight receiver during the next cycle. Cunningham claims 30 offers and is one of the most heavily recruited receivers in the state.

Seffner Armood's Alvin Bailey tested at 5'10.75, 175, 4.7, 4.21, 7.00, 29. Bailey WAS the driving force to their state title, playing QB as well as WR. Exceptionally quick and explosive he was taller than many anticipated. The 40 time is a little slower, but he runs away from defenders on film.

Tampa Middleton's Richard Benjamin tested at 5'11, 194, 4.75, 4.28, X, 28.5. He is another player that has added a lot of weight over the past year. That has affected his explosiveness. He is one of Tampa's top receivers during the next cycle and has gotten significant attention on the recruiting trail.

Orlando Jones Kermit Whitfield tested at 5'7.5, X, 4.43, 4.13, 7.09, 30. That was one of the top 2 times in the 40 and the Miami commit certainly showed that he is an explosive athlete. There is no weight recorded, but he has some size on his 5'8 frame.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Miami Dr. Krop's Paul James tested at 6'1.75, 240, 5.05, 4.46, 7.85, 29, 17. That 29 inch vertical is terrific for a DE and it shows(as with the shuttles) that this is an explosive athlete. James was injured in the beginning of the year, but played down the stretch. He reminds us of Greg Romeus and Jabaal Sheard. South Florida DE's that were slightly undersized height wise, but that were explosive athletes.


Senat is one of the top DTs in Florida
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Three DT's from Florida really stood out and they are all very similar. Here were their numbers:

Delray Beach Atlantic's Keith Bryant: 6'1.5, 292, 5.15, 5.05, 8.53, 15.5, 22 reps

Bradenton Manatee's Derrick Calloway: 6'1, 300, 5.29, 4.78, 8.22, 23.5, 19 reps

Immokalee's Deadrin Senat: 6'0.75, 311, 5.44, 4.69, 8, 29.5, 32 reps

All three were within three quarters of an inch of eachother. Senat's vertical, reps, and shuttle speak to the athlete that he can become. Really elite there. Both Bryant and Calloway put up impressive numbers across the board. All three should be heavily recruited down the road.

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Tampa Wharton's Vernon Hargreaves III tested at 5'10.25, 181, 4.45, 4.12, 7.1, 34.5. Hargreaves will have a chance to be a unanimous no. 1 CB in the country. He is that good. His skill level is at the a college level already and his numbers across the board were FANTASTIC. He continues to get better each time we see him.

Glades Central's William Likely tested at 5'7, 171, 4.78, X, 7.12, 30. Likely was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida(as a junior) for good reason. He makes impact plays on both sides of the ball and he makes them every game. He jumped back and forth during the combine playing WR and CB. The height was expected, but he looks a lot thicker than 171. Ultra confident and competitive.

Plantation's Sojourn Shelton tested at 5'8.75, 160, 4.85, 4.4, 7.13, 29. The Florida State commitment's 40 time has to be seen as disappointing, but the rest of the numbers are solid. The 160 is about 10 pounds heavier than expected and that likely has to do with the slower than usual time. He is an elite cover guy however with outstanding feet.

SouthLake's Marcell Harris tested at 6'1, 197, 4.59, 4.42, 7.06, 31.5. Those are exceptional numbers for a player his size. He went out and competed in 1on1's and more than held his own against some top WR's. This is a player that could grow into being an OLB. He has a lot of upside down the road.

Fort Walton Beach's John Marvin tested at 6'0.25, 186, 4.66, X, 7.31, 33. Marvin might have been the surprise of the combine from the state of Florida point of view. He displayed the potential to even play CB in certain schemes at his size.

University School's Skai Moore tested at 6'2.5, 190, 4.68, X, 7.4, 28. Moore could play either Safety or Linebacker in college.


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