ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - There was a lot of talent at the 2013 Under Armour Combine and and we talk about the performance of some of the best here.
Over 150 prospects from across the competed in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Combine Friday and many stood out to Scout.
Orlando Brown is a 2014 offensive tackle out of Peachtree Ridge (Ga.) who moved to Georgia from Maryland a year ago. He moved to Georgia at 400 plus pounds and he is now down to 345 pounds. He has really improved his stock in Scout's eyes, and he is a different lineman now. He was arguably the top offensive tackle at this event and he will only get better as he re-shapes his body and adds strength. He recently named Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, and South Carolina as his top eight. All have offered.
Alin Edouard is a 2014 quarterback to watch out of Hialeah, Fla. He is 6-feet 2-inches tall, he is 180 pounds, he can throw, and he has good mobility. Edouard spins the ball well and he was sharp on Saturday. He has a nice high release, he has good velocity, and he is one to watch. He claims early offers from FIU, Lafayette, and Ole Miss.
Are there any hands better than Braxton Berrios? This young man catches everything. He is a 5-foot-9, 172 pound wideout from Leesville Road (N.C.) and he just continues to impress. There is a new place for slot receivers in the game today and he will fit that spot perfectly. He was scraping balls off the ground, he was adjusting to catch balls behind up, and he was catching everything Saturday. He knows how to get open, he is very quick out of his cuts, and he may be small, but do not overlook this one. He has close to double-digit offers including South Carolina and Virginia Tech.
Braden Smith is a five-star offensive tackle on Scout and the Kansas native looks the part. He measured in at 6-feet 6-inches tall, he weighed 285 pounds, he ran the 40 yard dash in 5.1 seconds, he had a vertical of 35.5 inches, and he benched 185 pounds 39 times. He looks like a college player, not a high school junior. He has around 20 scholarship offers and he will be highly recruited in 2014. As a prospect, he may project better as a guard than a tackle after watching him in this event. He needs to work on his feet and his flexibility.
Johnathan Thomas is a 5-foot-11, 197 pound junior running back out of St. John's Prep (MA) and he had a very good day. He showed he could catch the ball and he showed he had speed when he ran the 40 yard dash in 4.47 seconds. Boston College, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, and Virginia have offered Thomas and he thinks Virginia Tech may be close. Virginia is his early leader.
One of the most impressive prospects in attendance was Bo Scaarborough, a 2014 Alabama commitment. He looked leaner than earlier in the fall and he checked in at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds. He is set on playing running back in college, so he is working hard to stay in great shape. He actually worked out at receiver on Saturday and he was impressive there too. He is a strong receiver. He looked fluid and he moves well for a big athlete.
2015 athlete George Campbell out of East Lake Florida was recently offered by Michigan and he will add many more along the way. He is a 6-feet, 3-inch, 177 pound wideout that ran the 40 yard dash in 4.44 seconds Saturday. He is a long strider, but quick, and he has great length. He could be one of the top 2015 prospects in Florida.
Dexter Wideman out of Saluda (S.C.) is an early member of the 2014 Scout300 and he showed why on Saturday. He is very strong and he was knocking offensive linemen back with that initial punch during the 1on1s. He is just over 6-feet, 3-inches tall, and right around 280 pounds. He has some big offers including Clemson and South Carolina.
Hillside (N.C.) junior receiver Trevion Thompson is very impressive. He is a smooth wide receiver that kind of glides across the field. He has very good hands, he is smooth in and out of his breaks, and he has a lot of upside as he continues to refine his game. A long list of schools have offered him and he will be one of the best at his position in 2014.
Shy Tuttle is a 2015 defensive tackle out of North Davidson (N.C.) and he did not disappoint. Alabama is one of the schools that has offered the 6-foot-3, 300 pound sophomore defensive tackle and you could see why at this event. He has good moves off the ball, he has a good first step, and he is only going to get better. Expect Shuttle to become a national prospect in the coming years.
Spring Valley (S.C.) 2014 linebacker Christian Miller got off to a good start in 2013. The 6-foot-4, 203 pound junior ran the 40 yard dash in 4.7 seconds and he had a 33-inch vertical Saturday. He has great range on the edge, he moves well in space, and he has the frame to add good weight. He is a prospect that would like to play in a 3-4 defensive scheme, but he is not against playing in the 4-3. He has half a dozen offers.
Five-star 2014 corner Marlon Humphrey showed his speed when he ran the 40 yard dash in 4.48 seconds, but he was on and off in coverage. He has good recovery speed, great length, and he may not have looked quite like his ranking on that day, he did nothing to hurt his ranking on Scout. He has plenty of big offers including Alabama (Where his father Bobby Humphrey played), Auburn, Florida State, and Tennessee.
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) wide receiver Corey Holmes had a strong day. He is still a little thin and he needs to get stronger, but he is slick on the field. He is slippery out of his breaks and he has good speed (4.48 in the 40 yard dash) at 6-feet, 1-inch tall. He is one of the top 2014 wideouts in Florida.
Kain Daub looked the part and played the part. The 6-foot-3, 243 pound junior linebacker looked like he was ready to compete on the collegiate level now. The former LSU commitment was solid in coverage and he really moved well throughout the testing circuit. Alabama, Florida, Florida State, and plenty of other schools have offered Daub.
Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.