Mebane Shrine Bowl Combine Report

MEBANE, N.C. --- The Shrine Bowl Combine tour kicked off Saturday with a stop at Eastern Alamance High School. Over 210 players from the 2012 class performed at the event. Check out the latest on the UNC targets in attendance, plus results and a photo gallery.

The combine events included the 40-yard dash, which was conducted on Eastern's track; 20-yard shuttle, in Eastern's gym; vertical jump, and bench reps of 185 pounds. Following the combine, the quarterbacks and wide receivers got together for routes-on-air.

Typically, the Shrine Bowl Combines produce unbelievably fast 40-yard dash times. Saturday, though, strong winds helped produce more realistic times.

Jamal Marcus
Durham (N.C.) Hillside

Marcus measured in at 6-foot-1 and 219 pounds, which indicates that most Division I-A schools, including North Carolina, will likely recruit him as a linebacker, as opposed to his high school position of defensive end. His 40-yard dash time of 4.58 seconds proved he has the speed to make the transition.

"A lot of people might not have thought I was fast to be a linebacker," Marcus said. "I wanted to prove that I could play outside linebacker. Getting my 40 time down helps that.

"Even though I did well on my 40 time, I was aiming for a 4.4."

With the recent addition of Auburn, Clemson, Minnesota and UNC, Marcus' scholarship offer count has reached 15.

Marcus visited UNC in February, where he was offered and got a chance to speak to both defensive line coach Joe Robinson and linebackers coach Art Kaufman.

"They said they want to see if I can play outside linebacker some," Marcus said.

Marcus said he's still working on putting together a favorite schools list and will be visiting Auburn this coming weekend.

Drew Davis
Raleigh (N.C.) Broughton

At 6-foot-2, 227 pounds, Davis clocked a 4.7-second 40-yard dash and 4.50-second 20-yard shuttle, benched 185 pounds 24 times, and vertically jumped 31.1.

"I feel like I did a lot better than I did at the Nike Combine [a couple weeks ago]," Davis said. "I wanted to get my 40 time better, which I did. And I was excited about the bench."

Western Michigan is still the only school to have offered Davis a scholarship, but the linebacker believes Wake Forest is close.

Davis is hoping to play his college ball close to home and is strongly considering the in-state schools. Next weekend, he will attend UNC's spring game and make a visit to Wake Forest.

Jacob Ingle
Burlington (N.C.) Williams

Ingle arrived at the combine with the goal of setting the bench press record. Although he fell short, the offensive guard still pushed an impressive 42 reps of 185 pounds. The 6-foot, 278-pounder also ran a 5.15-second 40-yard dash and had a 27.5-inch vertical jump.

"I had a lot of fun today," Ingle said. "A lot of my teammates were here, there was a lot of competition, I set a personal record in the 40, and it's a pretty unique because it's about trying out for a team to represent your state."

Ingle is hearing the most from Army, UNC, NC State, and Wake Forest. Those four schools also make up his favorite schools list.

Darren Bullock
Durham (N.C.) Southern

Although his combine numbers were mediocre, Bullock shined when it counted – when it came to playing football. During routes-on-air, the wide receiver displayed a crisp, fluid route-running ability and soft hands.

"My times weren't as good as I wanted them to be," Bullock said. "I liked running routes – I would have loved to have done one-on-ones."

Although he has yet to receive his first scholarship offer, UNC is recruiting him hard.

"They've been talking to me a lot, sending me stuff every day, and I went to their junior day and a couple games last season," Bullock said. "I'll probably go to UNC's spring game as well."

Primarily because both of his parents are alums, UNC is an early favorite of Bullock's.

"I like the family atmosphere as well [as my family connection] and the campus," Bullock said.

UNC has invited Bullock to its summer camp. He plans on attending the Tar Heels' camp, as well as Clemson's, East Carolina's, and South Carolina's.

"They said they're going to watch me closely at camp," Bullock said.

Full Results of Players of Note

Participant Pos High School Ht Wt Fty Sh VJ Reps
Allen Barnwell TB Burlington Cummings 5-8 168 4.50 4.65 30.9 11
Dorian Belcher QB Southern Durham 5-11 200 4.72 4.73 32.0 23
Clifton Brook DT Jordan Matthews 5-9 313 5.27 5.09 22.0 35
Darren Bullock WR Southern Durham 5-10 171 4.73 4.61 28.3 12
Tevin Clay WR Wilmington Laney 5-11 185 4.71 4.35 30.1 16
Marcus Crowder DT Eastern Alamance 6-0 287 5.02 4.73 22.4 46
Jamie Cunningham QB Southern Guilford 6-2 199 4.60 4.50 25.8 14
Jeremy Daniels S Mayodan McMichael 5-9 178 4.36 4.89 32.3 11
Drew Davis ILB Raleigh Broughton 6-2 227 4.70 4.50 31.1 24
Demetrius Fairley TB Garner 5-10 193 4.69 4.54 24.8 17
Jacob Green DE Western Guilford 6-1 235 5.03 5.71 23.9 33
Quentin Haith DE Burlington Cummings 6-2 191 4.62 4.77 31.3 10
Lonnel Henderson DE Scotland 6-3 209 4.85 4.79 27.6 25
Diante Hodges WR Fayetteville Smith 6-3 179 4.79 4.94 28.1 8
Jacob Ingle OG Burlington Williams 6-1 278 5.15 5.10 27.5 42
Tobias Jone OT W-S Parkland 6-3 286 5.60 4.80 23.0 24
Akeem Judd WR Southern Durham 5-10 197 4.67 4.57 30.9 15
Terrence Knox TE Concord 6-1 231 4.70 4.74 26.3 25
Jamal Marcus DE Durham Hillside 6-1 219 4.58 4.87 29.9 20
Jacob McCann ILB Northeast Guilford 5-11 214 4.57 4.31 28.8 14
Greg Milhouse OG Garner 6-0 246 4.81 4.78 29.3 15
Chris Pauling S High Point Andrews 5-9 175 4.50 4.59 28.7 2
Matt Pawlowski QB Northwest Guilford 6-0 171 4.92 4.54 28.8 7
R.J. Quick WR Chapel Hill 5-7 163 4.53 4.61 35.1 10
Karson Redfern TE Jamestown Ragsdale 6-4 210 4.83 4.39 26.3 14
Gary Richardson WR Clayton 5-10 172 4.48 4.49 32.1 5
Seyyan Moody WR Scotland 6-4 194 4.59 4.93 28.1 15
Tristan Walker WR Southeast Raleigh 5-7 154 4.58 4.30 30.3 8
Damien Washington QB Kannapolis Brown 5-11 175 4.56 4.69 33.0 10

Inside Carolina Top Stories