Gallery: Taylorsville Shrine Bowl Combine

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. -- With just under 150 rising seniors in attendance, the first Shrine Bowl combine of the year didn't feature many of the state's top prospects. Here are exclusive shots of some of the players who did attend the event.

High Point Andrews standout Charles Goodwin worked with the defensive ends and impressed with his footwork and athleticism.

While he doesn't have any offers, Goodwin is receiving heavy interest from a host of schools, but NC State appears to have the early lead. He stated following the event that he plans on attending the Wolfpack's Red/White Game.

He checked in at 6-foot-5 ½ and 243 pounds. Some schools are recruiting Goodwin as a defensive end while others project him as an offensive tackle.

Running into a stiff wind, Goodwin ran a 5.18 and 5.16 40-yard dash.

He also recorded a 4.91-second 20-yard shuttle, which was conducted inside Alexander Central's gym, a 28.7-inch vertical jump, and benched 185 pounds 17 times.

Statesville (NC) West Iredell standout Quan Rucker worked out with the wide receivers. Rucker already holds offers from NC State, Wake Forest, Clemson, Maryland, Illinois, and Virginia.

Rucker's dream school happens to be the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Currently, Wake, Clemson, and Virginia comprise his top three.

At 5-foot-10 and 182 pounds, Rucker ripped off 4.66 and 4.65-second 40-yard dashes, and he also posted a 4.53 shuttle with a 28.8-inch vertical jump.

Rucker stated after the event that he is in no hurry to make a decision.

Shelby tailback Larry Raper was the top athlete in attendance, as he ripped off 4.35 and 4.38-second 40-yard sprints with a 4.49 second pro shuttle, and a 33.7-inch vertical jump. Raper has already verbally committed to the Clemson Tigers.

Because he checks in at just 5-foot-10 and 162 pounds, Raper will likely play wide receiver or defensive back on the next level. He has a frame that already has some muscle, as he benched 185 pounds 13 times.


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