Cornerback Jordan Mabin a 5-9, 180-pounder from Northfield Center, Ohio was named Scout.com's 'defensive athlete' of the combine (Scout.com wrote, "Jordan Mabin from Nordonia High School in Macedonia, Ohio was our pick for the combine's best defensive athlete. Truth be told, we thought Mabin's play at defensive back was so good that we had to figure out a way to get him on the list, and his athleticism is as good as any of the defensive backs that showed up.") Mabin had the 4th fastest 40 of the 650+ kids at the combine (all 40 times seems about 0.2 slow since they were run into a 20+ mph wind, and most if not all will be scratched ... Mabin's was a 4.5.), and one of the fastest shuttle times as well at 4.1 seconds. Speed and quickness -- that's his game ... with good strength as well. He did a great job in WR-DB coverage drills. If he were an inch taller he'd be a top 100 nation kid next year, easily. He told GoBlueWolverine, "I was at two Michigan game last fall, the Indiana and Ohio State games." As far as colleges he said he's looking at the whole Big Ten and Pitt, and plans to come to the Michigan camp next summer. One thing to note: his cousin is Army AA Dorin Dickerson (who U-M coveted but who committed early to Pitt), who stuck around on Sunday to watch Jordan go through all his drills ... so watch Pitt.
Quarterback Pat Bostick from Lancaster, Pennsylvania (Chad Henne's neck of the woods). Bostock was perhaps a shade under 6-3, and a solid 210-220 pounds (he measured 6-3, 220 officially). He was solid in all quarterback drills, and he was named Scout.com's runner-up as All-Combine quarterback (to Virginia QB Pete Lalich, who GBW profiled yesterday). Scout.com wrote, "Peter Lalich, from West Springfield High School in Springfield, Va., earns Scout.com's vote for being the combine's top quarterback, just edging out Pat Bostick from Manheim Township High School in Lancaster, Pa. His combination of size, quick feet and a rifle arm were awfully hard to ignore." Bostick told GBW, "I was at the Michigan spring game last year. And I plan to camp there this summer."
Pete Lalich, Bostick
California cornerback Courtney Viney was named one of Scout.com's four DB's to it's All-Combine team (Scout.com wrote, "Courtney Viney, from Edison High School in Fresno, Calif., was the one defensive back from the west coast that really impressed all the Scout.com analysts. Not the biggest DB, Viney used his body and his quickness to break up pass attempts all day long. No wonder California, Nebraska and Arizona have already offered Viney." Viney is from U-M freshman Johnny Sears' high school, Fresno Edison, and GBW spoke to his assistant coach who was there with him (stay tuned for more on that). Michigan is certainly aware of him and has been in contact. Viney reminds GBW of Chris Richards going into his senior year of high school in that Courtney has just turned 16 years old ... and looks it. He LOOKED like a boy among men, but was he ever good! He's 6-0, 165 ... and FAST. BLAZING fast.
Viney (on left)