In-state prospects shine at Scout combine

The talent ran deep during the All-American Combine held on the practice fields at the University of Louisville on Saturday, making the selections of the All-Combine team a difficult process.

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With more than 200 high school athletes from around the country participating in last Saturday's All-American Combine held on the practice fields at the University of Louisville, the network scouts had a large selection to pick from while making their choices for the All-Combine teams.

While participants haling from Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia help make up the All-Combine selections, the state of Kentucky was also heavily represented.

A few of the in-state prospects that help make up the Louisville All-Combine squads are familiar ones, while a few others turned enough heads last Saturday to find their ways on to the first and second teams.

Louisville St.X running back Vic Anderson turned in a strong outing, posting a 40-yard time of 4.47 and recording a 39 inch vertical. The West Virginia pledge looked just as impressive during individual drills and further strengthened his case as the top prospect in the Bluegrass State.

"It feels good to get that," said Anderson. "When I got there I could tell that there were a lot of good players there, so I just went out and tried to do as best as I could. I guess the results showed for themselves."

Joining Anderson on the first team was Doss High School athlete Stephan Brown. The 6-foot-1, 151-pound senior-to-be, who rushed for 571 yards and 6 touchdowns last fall, was one of many in-state surprises on Saturday afternoon.

OL Brad Durham
Rockcastle County prospect Brad Durham highlighted a deep and talented group of offensive line prospects at the combine, joining other high Division I talents from Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois and Tennessee on the All-Combine first team.

Bell County's Brent Slusher, who could make an arguement for not being chosen as a first-team member, is among six in-state athletes on the All-Combine second team. Slusher, who picked up his third scholarship offer the day prior to the combine, has the build for either tight end and linebacker on the college level, but the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder shined on the offensive side of the ball on Saturday.

Lexington Catholic receiver Wes Caldwell posted the best 40 time and second best vertical among the receivers participating in the combine, and he looked just as impressive during one-on-one drills, pushing his stock higher and into a spot on the All-Combine second team.

Doss' Stephan Brown wasn't the only in-state surprise, as Antoinne Lightfoot, Cameron Williams, Terrance Herriford and Joe Scott all posted good outings.

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