South Arkansas Well Represented

Several South Arkansas players made their presence known at the FCA Combine in Little Rock. A few Little Rock players made themselves right at home in War Memorial Stadium.

Several of the top players from South and Central Arkansas were in attendance.

El Dorado linebackers Luke Lansdell and Jimmy Ford, De Queen running back Greg White, and McGehee safety Grant Gill were some of the South Arkansas standouts in Little Rock on Saturday.

A couple of local athletes made big impressions on the scouts. Defensive End Justin Henderson from Little Rock Central and his counterpart from Little Rock Hall, Alfred Tolbert, both looked really good at the combine.

Henderson was at Louisiana Tech's spring game the previous weekend. The 6'3" 235 pound end turned heads both weekends. He certainly looks the part and he backed it up with a laser timed 4.97 in the 40. The handheld clocks were .2 to .25 seconds faster than the laser all day. Tolbert is another impressive tight end/defensive end. He stood out in his on right on Saturday. Two other defensive ends that tested well were Martin Montgomery from Pine Bluff and Cornelius Watson from El Dorado. Watson is a 6'4" basketball player with an impressive standing reach of nearly 9 feet!

The two top prospects from El Dorado are linebackers Jimmy Ford and Luke Lansdell. They have been two of the leaders for the Wildcats for the last two years. They are already getting a lot of early interest.

Greg White may be the top big back in the state. He already claims an offer from Arkansas State with interst from Arkansas and Ole Miss. The Razorbacks and Rebels are also taking long looks at Gill, who turned in on of the fastest 40 times of the day at 4.64.

Two players who were not in attendance are getting plenty of attention. Byran Jones from Junction City had planned to be there, but his plans changed when he was invited down to Louisiana Tech for Junior Day. Eldon Thompson from Warren was in Oxford, MS for the Ole Miss Spring Game.

Thompson's Coach was in Little Rock and he said Thompson has offers from Arkansas State and Tulsa. He said he also has a verbal offer from Louisiana Tech. The around the stadium was that Louisiana Tech was in the lead for Byran Jones. The big DT from Junction City has offers from Tech, Arkansas, and Ole Miss. His coaches said that he feels comfortable in Ruston, which is right down the road from his home.

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Grant Gill
Grant Gill

Justin Henderson
Justin Henderson

Alfred Tolbert
Alfred Tolbert

Greg White
Greg White

Luke Lansdell
Luke Lansdell


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