The first of four combines for MSR Ohio took place on Sunday in Lewis Center, Ohio. John McCallister of the McCallister Scouting Report, held the event in conjunction with the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association to help develop players from Ohio to be prepared when they visit college camps this summer.
Several names walked away impressing those in attendance with their times in measurements in several events.
Speed to Burn
Nana Kyeremeh (5'11 / 160-pounds): Thomas Worthington High School
Posting a 4.3 hand held forty opened the eyes of every camper and staffer on the day. Not only did he do it once, he did it two more times with the third one coming in a race against two other campers with top times. However, not only did Nana post a great forty, he also posted a 4.19 Pro-Shuttle and 7.18 L-Cone on the day.
Pickerington Central Has More
Last season saw several Tigers sign with Division One colleges. Look for more this year as a couple of players really opened up some eyes with their overall performance.
Adam Clopton (5'11 / 175-pounds): Pickerington Central High School
With high academics and speed, Adam Clopton is a prospect looking to make his mark this summer and fall. Posting a 4.4 hand held forty to go with a 4.43 Pro-Shuttle and 7.84 L-Cone, do not be surprised when Clopton's name starts popping up on recruiting boards.
Addison Clopton (5'10 / 172-pounds): Pickerington Central High School
Not to be outdone by his twin brother, Addison also posted a hand held forty of 4.4 on the day to go with a 4.47 Pro-Shuttle and 7.5 L-Cone. Like his brother, academics are high for Addison and he should open some eyes in the coming months.
Andrew Meyer (5'11 / 170-pounds): Pickerington Central High School
Not to be left out, Meyer posted a 4.56 forty to go with a 4.6 Pro-Shuttle and 7.8 L-Cone.
2013 Running Backs Central Ohio
Noah Prentiss (5'8 / 186-pounds) Westerville South High School
Only a sophomore, Prentiss is looking to open some eyes this fall as the main ball carrier at Westerville South. With a 4.4 forty, to go with a 4.41 Pro-Shuttle and 7.72 L-Cone, Prentiss will have a solid chance of getting some early looks from college programs.
Mykel Traylor-Bennett (6'3 / 190-pounds) Reynoldsburg High School
Bennett showed Central Ohio will have some depth at running back in the Class of 2013 with a 4.6 forty to go with a 4.72 Pro-Shuttle and 7.81 L-Cone.
William Houston (5'11 / 239-pounds): Dublin Scioto High School
If you are looking for a power back, look at Houston who carries his 239-pounds very well. While he is still learning how to run a few of the drills, his 4.55 Pro-Shuttle and solid testing in the other drills made him a player everyone was watching.
Ready For Harvest
Jordan Gains (5'10 / 169-pounds): Harvest Prep
Gains opened several eyes with his 4.5 forty and 4.18 Pro-Shuttle. However, it was his 6.97 L-Cone that set him apart. Showing great body control, Gains has the tools to be a top prospect.
Taimere Fambro (6'1 / 182-pounds): Harvest Prep
Not to be outdone, Fambro posted a 4.4 forty to go with a 4.27 Pro-Shuttle and 7.41 L-Cone.
Small School Wonder
Ross Franklin (5'11 / 195-pounds): Johnston Monroe High School
A workhorse back, Franklin showed the tools that should open some college coach's eyes before it is all said and done. With a 4.5 forty, 4.38 Pro-Shuttle, 7.29 L-Cone, Franklin would have done enough. Add in a 31 inch vertical jump and power ball throw 36'4", and he walked away one of the top performers on the day. This past season saw Franklin rush for 2,138 yards leading the state of Ohio.
Ryan Carter (6'5 / 215-pounds): Reynoldsburg High School
Carter could be a giant surprise this summer and fall after not playing last season. Carter passes the eyeball test and while raw in the drills, he still showed he has some talent to keep an eye on.
Remember the Name
Reno Reda (6'5 / 238-pounds): Watkins Memorial High School
As many have learned over the years, I like lean offensive linemen college programs can build into monsters with the ability to move their feet and reach second level defenders. Reno Reda is a prospect that caught my eye from the time players started to warm-up until the day was over. Reda posted a 4.83 forty time to go with a 4.51 Pro-Shuttle and 8.13 L-Cone. Buy the time the day ended; I felt Reda could also have a future as a college defensive end.
These are just a few of the names that stood out during the day.