PSU Nike: WR's, QB's and MORE

GoBlueWolverine's scouting report on some of the top prospects we observed at the PSU Nike Combine Saturday: top QB's Zach Frazer, Jeremy Ricker, Pat Devlin; top WR's Dorin Dickerson, Vidal Hazleton, Wesley Lyons, Trey Womack. Plus several other top prospects GBW observed: RB LeSean McCoy, LB Akeem Hebron, OL Jared Odrick.

We'll start out by saying that this particular QB/WR/DB drill, while the climax of every combine, was as good or better than at ANY combine we'd attended over the past five years. Just imagine: Ricker and Devlin (plus some other very good high school QB's as well, one or two of whom could emerge as college prospects) throwing to Dorin Dickerson, Dedrick Epps,Wesley Lyons (6-5, 190 lbs. from Woodland Hills, Pa.), Vidal Hazelton (6-3, 200 lbs. from Staton Island., NY, Moore Catholic), and Trey Womack (5-11, 170 lbs. from Malvern Pa.) while being defended by Myron Rolle, Darrin Walls and Aaron Berry (5-10, 175 lbs. who ran a 4.4 in the 40) from Harrisburg, Pa., Bishop McDevitt).

First looking at the quarterbacks. Some potential top Michigan recruits were in attendance.

On this day, Harrisburg, Penn., Bishop McDevitt QB Jeremy Ricker had the best performance. His arm was the strongest and most accurate. Ricker looked 6-2 and a sculpted 200 lbs.

An inch taller at 6-3, but perhaps 10 pounds lighter at a slender 190 was Downingtown, Penn., West's Pat Devlin. Devlin also put on a good performance, but seemed to choose to but 'air' under his balls compared to the 'ropes' being thrown by Ricker.

Also in attendance but not performing was new Notre Dame commitment Zach Frazer from Mechanicsburg, Penn.


The Wide Receivers:

As we previously reported, Dorin Dickerson had the overall top performance of the combine, and Dedrick Epps was impressive as well.

Wesley Lyons (6-5, 190 lbs. from Woodland Hills, Pa.) is the teammate of Darrin Walls and the 'little brother' of Buckeye Devon Lyons (who U-M offered late in the recruiting process two years ago). Lyons is actually pushing 6-6 and reminded us of Adrian Arrington going into his senior year of high school: good hands, good speed, but in beed of strength/bulk.

Vidal Hazelton

Vidal Hazelton (6-3, 200 lbs., 4.5 in the 40, from Staton Island., NY, Moore Catholic). This guy is the real deal, and recruiting fans will be hearing more about him. He is actually pushing 6-4, and along with Dickerson was the fastest of the wideouts -- he used his speed and strength to get deep time and time again, and also showed sure hands in making the catch. In addition, he recorded a 4.04 sec. shuttle.

Trey Womack (5-11, 170 lbs. from Malvern Pa.) attended the 2004 Michigan Camp and the Minnesota game last fall. His listed 5-11 height may be a little generous.


Several other top prospects worthy of mention:

Running back LeSean McCoy from Harrisburg, Pa., Bishop McDevitt. McCoy did not go through the stats postion of the combine, but was extremely impressive in position drills. He may be the top running back prospect in the country. He looked 5-10, 200 lbs., and a year ago ran a hand-held 4.25 40 at this combine. Afterwards McCoy told GoBlueWolverine that he was still looking at Michigan, but that he'd have to watch the '05 season to check out the U-M depth chart at running back.

Linebacker Akeem Hebron from Wheaton, Md. Hebron is a slightly undersized for a linebacker, perhaps 6-0, 200 lbs. But he was definitely the fastest 'backer in attendance, and also but up a 35.5 inch vertical jump.

Offensive lineman Jared Odrick from Lebanon, Pa. was clearly the top O-liner in attendance. He looked 6-4, 280 lbs. and impressed with his excellent agility for a guy that size. Afterwards Odrick told GBW that Michigan was 'in the mix' for him but that he hadn't narrowed down his list ("I change my list every day").


GBW took lots of photos during the day, and will put them up in the next day or so (because weather moved the combine into PSU's indoor facility the lighting was poor for photography {the same thing happened at the Virginia Tech Nike}, but we will print those that came out fairly well).

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