There was plenty of 2016 talent on display at Sunday's ETSN/APEC East Texas combine. Here's a look at some of the players who stood out the most (40 times via laser thanks to APEC):
Seth Brasher, 2016 WR, Bullard Brook Hill -- Brasher measured 6-foot-2, 165 pounds with a solid 4.61-second 40. Brasher looked smooth in receiver drills and 1-on-1 matchups. He's a coach's son so the polish will be there. Brasher has gotten interest from Texas, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Purdue. He's traveling to Texas' camp this Sunday before trekking to Purdue for a camp next week.
Kendrick Rogers (pictured above), 2016 WR, Frankston -- at 6-foot-5, 178 pounds, Rogers definitely looks the part. He's already picked up offers from North Texas and SMU. Rogers ran a respectable 4.72 40 and should continue gaining speed as he grows into his large, long frame. He has a ton of upside. Rogers high-points the ball and has huge hands that give him an even bigger advantage against smaller defensive backs.
Marcello Jackson, 2016 RB, Gladewater -- speaking of upside, the 6-foot, 174-pound Jackson falls under the same label. He has plenty of room on his big frame to add weight. Jackson ran a 4.69 40 and broad jumped 114 inches He also bench pressed 205 pounds 12 times. Expect a big junior season this fall from Jackson.
Korbin Boles, 2016 OG, Palestine -- Boles, who moved from Palestine Westwood to Palestine High, may be an FBS-caliber interior line prospect with a 6-foot-2, 319-pound frame. If Boles can increase his speed (5.76 40) and quickness, he has the strength (15 reps of 225) to be a good prospect.
Keep an eye on: 2016 RB Tylan Miller, 2016 RB Fre'Zarian Harrison (5-11, 230, 4.80 40), 2016 RB Deondre Osborne (5-8 1/2, 212, 4.91 40), 2016 OL Brandon LaRue (6-3, 321, 5.66), 2016 OL Tim Clay (6-6, 388).
Lufkin (Texas) 2016 DE Bronson Massie
Bronson Massie, 2016 DE/OLB, Lufkin -- Massie was a terror in 1-on-1 pass-rush situations, using his long arms and quick, active hands to win matchups. He measured 6-foot-3, 202 pounds and ran a 4.86 40. Massie competed with the linebackers, but I think his best fit is even-front defensive end. Either way, he's got plenty of time to add weight and get faster. When he does, watch out.
Mister Calloway, 2016 S, Lufkin -- Calloway was another Lufkin prospect who played faster in drills and 1-on-1's than he tested (4.80 40). Calloway measured 6-2 1/2, 175 pounds and benched 185 pounds 12 times, which tied for second among the event's defensive backs. Calloway's length and strength suggest he may be an in-the-box safety or even a 4-3 outside linebacker if he continues to develop physically.
Quanterius Turner, 2016 DT, Gladewater -- five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack will team with Turner to give Gladewater a scary duo up front. Turner measured 6-foot-2, 281 pounds with a 4.98 40. That's moving pretty good for a big fella. Mack said Turner has received recent camp invitations from TCU, Texas, and Tulsa.
Tyler (Texas) Chapel Hill 2016 CB Deundre Phillips
Deundre Phillips, 2016 CB, Tyler Chapel Hill -- Phillips tested very well. He ran a 4.50 40 and benched 185 pounds 13 times at 5-foot-8 1/2, 165 pounds. He also had a 35-inch vertical, broad jumped 114 1/2 inches, and recorded a solid 4.25-second pro agility. He's built like a safety and has that physical mentality, but his size and athleticism suggest that cornerback would be his spot at the next level.
Corey Lane, 2016 CB, Nacogdoches -- Lane already holds one offer from Louisiana Tech. He measured 5-foot-11, 166 pounds and ran a 4.68 in the 40. Lane was solid in 1-on-1 matchups, using his long frame to get the advantage most of the time. He will be part of a scary secondary this fall, teaming with his older brother -- four-star 2015 Oklahoma State cornerback commit Jaylon Lane -- as well as 2016 four-star safety Brandon Jones and 2015 cornerback Tay Forest, who also had a solid day Sunday (5-10 1/2, 169, 4.68 40, 122-inch broad jump).
Jarrod McLin, 2016 DE, Carthage -- basketball season cost McLin about 20 pounds, but he's so long and angular and has such natural pass-rush instincts that he must be included on the list. McLin played around 220 pounds during Carthage's state title season last fall, but measured 6-foot-3, 203 pounds Sunday. Nevertheless, he has so much room to not only get that weight back, but add more. Long arms, big hands, and instincts give McLin a lot of upside.
Antonio Washington, 2016 DT, Marshall -- Washington is a bit undersized and still needs to add muscle, but he was too good in 1-on-1's vs. O-linemen to leave out of this. Washington measured 6-foot-1/2, 246 pounds and was very quick and strong during 1-on-1's, going toe-to-toe with established powerlifter and mauling 2015 guard prospect Wyatt Santos at one point. His 4.92 40 is also encouraging for an interior defensive prospect.