KC Combine Report

The UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine tour hit one of its last stops of the season when they rolled in to Ruskin High in Kansas City. There were a few of Oklahoma's top targets on hand for the event, and Sooners Illustrated gives the breakdown on what we saw.

Nathan Scheelhaase:

Guess what? Scheelhaase is not only a great athlete, but he can throw the rock as well. He did great in the testing and posted a 4.5 forty-yard dash in a cross wind, but what really caught the observers eyes was when he started hooking up deep with receivers in the one-on-ones. He throws a tremendous deep ball and is a gamer. Some questioned his arm in the drills, but when the competitions started he rose up and showed why he is rated as one of the Top 100 players in the country. He is definitely my pick for the camp MVP.

Daytawion Lowe:

David Oku gets a lot of the talk as far as Carl Albert is concerned, but Daytawion Lowe is going to be something special. He is a little raw as far as his footwork is concerned, but he was the cream of the crop at defensive back. He is a head-hunter on Friday nights in high school, so that element is taken away in a combine setting, but he has the overall skills to be a corner as well. He posted a 4.47 forty-yard dash and is excellent in coverage when he is able to get his hands on the receiver. He was neck and neck with Scheelhaase for MVP.

Gabe Ikard:

You got to give Ikard a lot of credit. He does not look like he will move as well as he does or have the hips that he does, but he does. He also has some soft hands. He missed a couple of passes, but also pulled down a few really tough ones. He does not get to show his whole game playing tight end in a combine, but he would be an ideal player to fit in to that Brody Eldridge mold in the OU offense. He is big, and when he gets in to a block the defenders know it.

Timothy Flanders and Antonio Brown:

These guys may not be on the OU radar in a major way, but they have some definite skills and both are tremendous athletes that look even more impressive than I remember when I saw their game against Moore last year. Flanders moves really well and worked out with the running backs and Brown looked at least two inches taller and worked out with the receivers. Either guy could probably wind up on the defensive side of the ball in college.

Kevin Young:

Fresh off of a camp performance at OU Kevin Young was one of the best looking defensive players. He has a great frame and good feet. He informed that OU was very interested in his services and that they would be letting him know more about a potential offer after the first two games of his senior year.

Garrett Kraft:

Garret Kraft is slowly sneaking up the recruiting radar. He looks better and better every time we see him. Last month he dominated Riley Spencer in one-on-one action at the Potential Players Camp in Wichita and he kept the hot streak going in to KC. He did not get to do any on-on-one competitions, but he did run a blazing fast 4.13 pro-shuttle. Big guys are not supposed to run like that!

Darron Harvey:

It is hard to gauge the interest on many schools as it relates to Darron Harvey, because not too many people have even heard of him. He was undoubtedly the sleeper from the event. Fresh off of a solid camp performance at Missouri he was out to impress in an even bigger way at the KC combine. He initially grabbed attention by his physical make-up (6-2, 200), but he blew folks away when he posted a 4.37 forty-yard dash, one of the top times on the entire year. He is a super raw talent, as he admitted he had not been working with any trainers, but he has a lot to work with.

Fritz Rock

Minnesota wide receiver Fritz Rock is not a name that many people that follow OU recruiting are awfully familiar with, but he is a person of interest. He has been in contact with OU wide receivers coach Jay Norvell and has even contemplated an unofficial visit. Rock is a solid receiver that would remind a lot of people around here of Jameel Owens. He is not quite as big as JO, but he has a very similar game in the fact that moves much quicker than you would give him credit for and he understands how to use his body. I personally think he will be a great receiver in college.


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