Cincinnati Combine: Any Laker Hopefuls?

Scout.com and Under Armour teamed up to bring their combine to Cincinnati on Saturday. There were some top prospects from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan in attendance, several of whom could end up on the GVSU radar.

Dearborn Fordson brought several players who did well and while GVSU hasn't pulled in too many Tractor recruits of late, this might be a good year to start.

Running Back Ali Alaboody was one of the stars of the combine, running a 4.4 forty, a 4.1 shuttle and posting a 38-inch vertical and 10-4 broad jump. Not just a numbers guy, he caught the ball well in 1-1 drills. Could he be a Laker? Possibly, but if he continues to put up these kinds of numbers, it wouldn't be surprising to see him get a few MAC and maybe Big 10 offers.

His teammate Hassan Amen sat out most of the day with a migraine, but he did do one very important thing. Most scouts questioned his speed, but Amen posted a 4.5 forty to quiet any doubters. He could be a running back, he could be a defensive back, but Amen looks on film to be a guy the Lakers look at.

Their linebacker Abdullah Homayed and defensive tackle Jamal Agemy are also intriguing. Homayed is 6'4, 230, but moved well enough to cover backs in 1-1 drills.

Detroit Southeastern wide receiver William Sturges was cat quick and ran outstanding routes. Having seen him play, I know what he can do in the open field and he would be a great fit with the Lakers. He lacks size which may cause bigger schools to back off, so I wouldn't be surprised to see Sturges be recruited heavily by GVSU.

Out of state, the program has had a lot of success in Illinois of late and that state had two nice prospects in CB/S Keithan Hedrick and wide receiver Josh Schaffer.


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