Shrine Bowl Combine Tour: Rocky River

The second of four Shrine Bowl Combines was held this past Saturday at Rocky River High School in Mint Hill, NC. Although the event didn't necessarily boast a ton of star power, there were several intriguing and under the radar prospects in attendance.

The second of four Shrine Bowl Combines was held this past Saturday at Rocky River High School in Mint Hill, NC.

Although the event didn't necessarily boast a ton of star power, there were several intriguing and under the radar prospects in attendance. Pack Pride was on hand and breaks down several of the standouts.                    

Easily the most physically impressive player in attendance was Lincolnton (NC) RB/FB Dee Littlejohn. Listed at 6-1, 220 pounds, Littlejohn is built like a college junior and boasts the athleticism and upside to match. Although his complete numbers were unavailable, the rising senior ran a solid 4.67-second 40-yard dash.

Littlejohn rushed for better than 1,000 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior while averaging just under 7 yards per carry. He is receiving interest from UNC, Georgia Tech, NC State, Clemson and Duke. We could certainly see his recruiting take off if he continues to perform well during the rest of the spring and summer camps.

WR Germone Hopper may be the talk of Phillip O Berry Academy in Charlotte but he's not the only show in town. His teammate, Kedrick Davis, was the fastest player in attendance and ripped off blazing 40-yard dashes of 4.43 and 4.3-seconds and also had a 36.1-inch vertical jump. Listed at 5-10, 170 pounds, Davis projects as an athlete on the next level.

South Stanly's OL Wes Cole was the biggest player in attendance, checking in at a massive 6-5, 324 pounds. However, his 40 times of 6.11 and 6.05 may hurt his stock. Cole also recorded a 5.01-second shuttle, a 20.5-inch vertical jump and 16 reps of 185 pounds on the bench press. He has been on the Wolfpack's recruiting radar.

Cole's teammate at South Stanly, TE/ATH Jalen Holt performed well with a 4.93-second 40-yard dash while measuring in at 6-2, 214 pounds. He also had a 4.53-second shuttle, 31.7-inch vertical jump and 14 reps on the bench press. Holt is currently receiving recruiting interest from Duke, East Carolina, NC State, Clemson and UNC. The Blue Devils lead the way while ECU is recruiting the hardest and may be the closest to offering.

At 6-4, 258 pounds, South Mecklenburg's Casey Blaser was the event's most impressive offensive lineman. He recorded 5.1 and 5.21-second 40-yard dashes. He also posted a respectable 4.69-second shuttle. Blaser is being recruited by NC State, Duke, UNC, Ball State, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Illinois. UNC and Clemson lead the way currently the Tigers showing the most interest. He projects at either offensive tackle or tight end in college.

OL Harrison Monk from Providence High School also had a solid work out and ran a 5.07-second 40-yard dash while checking in at 6-3, 243 pounds. He's hearing from East Carolina, Furman, Duke, Wake Forest and Elon. He lists Furman as his top school.

The Shrine Bowl tour will head to Boone next and then a final stop in Williamston. There will be an invitation only combine held later in the year which typically hosts 100 of the state's top players.



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