Barton Football Notebook - Skill Players

ISSAQUAH, Wash. - With over 100 participants at Sunday's Barton Football Combine, there were plenty of standouts. Yesterday we spoke with some of the top linemen on the day; today we look at some of the skill players that showed their mettle as Division-1 prospects. We spoke to them about where they are going to be camping this summer to take advantage of their recruiting momentum.

Devin Benford - The 6-foot-4, 206-pound Skyline OLB was one of the players we really wanted to see perform, but a sore hamstring after his first 40-yard dash attempt was enough to have him shut it down for the day. Wyoming recently offered Benford a scholarship, and he told that he believes Boise State and Washington could be close to offering. With the Broncos, Benford said the BSU coaches told him they've seen him film and they like what they've seen. They are going to get him to unofficially visit during their camp in a couple weeks. With the Huskies, Benford said he's been there a couple of times already and he's met the defensive coordinator (Justin Wilcox) and the Special Teams Coordinator (Johnny Nansen) and they told Benford they can't wait to have him back on campus to check things out again. "I just have a good feeling with them," he said. Benford, who is originally from Texas, is also hopeful to check out Georgia Tech, and he also plans on visiting Washington State, Oregon State and Colorado.

Bruce Jones - Jones was one of those players that kind of came out of nowhere to impress on the day. The 5-foot-11.5, 167-pound senior from Sunset High School in Portland is a rarity these days - he's actually too far ahead in school. He skipped the second grade entirely, which means he's going into his senior year as a 16-year old. It hasn't hurt him physically, as he still matched up well with all the top athletes on the day, working his way mostly as a cornerback. He also ran a 4.99 electronically-timed 40, one of just a handful of players to break the 5-second barrier on a cold, rainy day. Jones told that Portland State and North Dakota are the schools that are showing him the most interest right now, and that he's going to PSU's camp on June 26th, as well as Oregon State's camp. He's also traveling out east with friend Jordan Morgan from Beaverton Southridge to attend Ohio State's camp.

Reuben Mwehla - Bellevue is known for two things; state titles and moving kids up to the next level. Reuben Mwehla is one of those Wolverines that you might lose track of when trying to figure out which running back has the ball, but in a combine setting he really shines. He ran a 4.92 electronically-timed 40, only a tenth off the fastest time of the day, and stood out as both a receiver and cornerback in the one-on-ones. Mwehla told that Nevada and Idaho are showing the most interest, with Colorado talking to him a little bit too. He's planning on camping at California and Oregon State, and may also take part in the Barton Football's 7-7 Tournament in a few weeks. He'll also take part in the Eugene NFTC on June 10th.

Ryan Turman - Turman, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound receiver prospect from Interlake High School in Bellevue, favors Washington and Washington State over interest from Oregon State, UCLA and Portland State. He was supposed to visit UW's Peter Sirmon and Jimmie Dougherty Saturday, but track obligations kept them from their unofficial visit to Montlake. He plans on camping at Washington, Washington State, Oregon State and UCLA.

Trevor Barney - Barney tied for running the fastest 40 on the day - an electronically-timed 4.79 - with Skyline teammate Nic Sblendorio and Mt. Si's Tyler Button. Even though the 5-foot-8, 165-pound Barney is short on stature, the Spartan plays big, especially at receiver. The Ivy League is on him big-time, and he's going to be visiting Princeton, Harvard and Cornell this summer on unofficial visits, and he's going to sneak in a trip to Georgetown, another east coast school that is showing him interest.

Michael Cummings - Every camp there seems to be a player or two where you look at them and think they have to be getting all sorts of recruiting attention. For Cummings, a 6-foot, 230-pound linebacker from Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, he was that guy on Sunday. Physically he passes the Look Test, and running around during 1-1's and 7-7's, you'd find it hard to believe he doesn't have any scholarship offers at all. "I'm just waiting for someone to tap my shoulder," Cummings told after the camp on Sunday. He said he's gotten letters from Oregon and Missouri and that he talked to a Wyoming coach a couple of weeks ago, but nothing's on the table yet. To get the word out, he went to camp at Stanford last year and plans on going to camps at Oregon and Washington this summer, as well as the Barton Elite Camp at the end of June.

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