Stanford Nike: DeMarco Murray, David Ausberry

The brings you scouting reports and interviews with two more of GBW's Top Three Stanford Nike Combine performers -- running back DeMarco Murray of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev., and wide receiver/tight end David Ausberry of Lemoore, Calif., High School.

Running back DeMarco Murray of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev., during drills at the Nike Camp held at Stanford University.
First the 6-foot-0, 190-pound DeMarco Murray from Las Vegas, Nev., Bishop Gorman.

His combine stats: he told, "I ran a 4.52 second 40, and a 4.5 second shuttle. I also had a 36 inch vertical jump."

Murray's own analysis of the day reflected his stats: "I did all right," he said. "But I wasn't real happy with my times."

However, in the running back drills, he looked like the same old DeMarco that we have seen several times now: smoooooth, a glider. Demarco makes it look so easy that he gives the appearance of coasting, not trying hard. But on this day he easily stood out as the most talented running back on the field.

GBW recently visited Murray at his school and he said he was taking a Midwest trip this summer. Is that still in his plans? "Yes, some of my teammates and I are definitely coming up to Michigan this summer," he said.

Murray makes a catch during Nike Camp technique drills. He said he will make a stop in Ann Arbor this summer.

Bishop Gorman Head Coach David White added, "We are trying to put together a trip this summer for some of our guys. It would include Michigan and Wisconsin of course. Our defensive back DeAngelo Wilkinson has been offered by Wisconsin. We're still working on coming up with all the funds for the trip." Wilkinson is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound cornerback.


Wide receiver David Ausberry of Lemoore, Calif., High School has the size to be a tight end in college. He said he is interested in Michigan
Receiver David Ausberry from Lemoore, Calif., High School (south of Fresno).

Ausberry definitely passes the look test: big, strong, 'cut'. He may have been the most physically impressive guy at the combine.

His stats were more indicative of a tight end than a wideout. "I ran a 4.6 sec. 40, a 4.6 sec. shuttle, and I had a 32 inch vertical jump," he told us.

In the one-on-one drills he physically abused the poor defensive backs trying to cover him. He has the whole package: size, strength, speed and agility, good hands, and a physical style. In GBW's opinion he has a great future as a college tight end.

Ausberry makes a catch during one-on-one drills at the Nike Camp held at Stanford University.



As far as recruiting, Ausberry confirmed what he told GBW a couple weeks ago when he said, "I'd say USC leads right now." But Michigan is also in it for him. "Johnny (Sears) and I are good friends," he'd told us. "He tells me how great the program is, and how much he likes the coaches. I'm very interested in Michigan."

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