InsideTennessee Combine Notebook

InsideTennessee.com held its first Annual Combine here Sunday with over 70 participants for the first year event held at D1 Knoxville. Prospects came from as far as Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia and from all over the region. Go "Inside" for a complete wrap up of the combine and who performed the best.

InsideTennessee.com held its first Annual Combine here Sunday with over 70 participants for the first year event held at D1 Knoxville. .

Prospects came from as far as Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia and from all over the region.

Campers participated in testing in the 40 yard dash, Vertical leap, 20 yard shuttle, the L-Drill, and bench press.

Several top prospects that attended Tennessee's spring game, stayed overnight to participate in the combine. Four star athletes Brian Kimbrow, Jarrod Wilson, Corey Smith were among the participants.

Here is a complete wrap up and notebook of the event.

He Can Fly

No we aren't talking about Super Man ,but we are talking about Tennessee's top rated prospect Brian Kimbrow.

Kimbrow turned in his personal best 40 time with a 4.24 forty. "My hard work is paying off," Kimbrow said. "It was a great day, I felt good and glad to improve on my time. I had a great time this weekend both at the UT Spring game and today at the combine."

Kimbrow had previously ran a 4.28 in December at a combine and 4.31 last week at a combine in Nashville.

He Can Jump

Ohio prospects Jarrod Wilson and Corey Smith both jumped out of the gym here Sunday. Wilson jumped a 41 inch vertical leap and Smith record a 40 inch jump. Both are highly rated players by Scout.com, Wilson as a free safety and Smith as a wide receiver. Both participated in one on one drills and showed their talents.

Strongest Man

Indiana's Coy Brown, a 6-foot-0, 215-pound running back, bench pressed 185 pounds 29 times. Brown turned in an impressive 4.7 forty time and may be recruited on the D1 level either as a fullback, or linebacker.

Strongest Arm

This honor has to go to Hendersonville Tennessee High School quarterback Hunter Brown. Brown, a big 6-foot-3 and a half, 210 pound athlete, has a cannon for an arm. He won a state championship last fall and runs a wing t offense. He is a true drop back type style quarterback and may get overlooked due to the offense he runs. Some Division 1 program may end up getting a steal in this young man.

Overall MVP of InsideTennessee Combine

Lucas Petrullo may have traveled the longest distance to get to Knoxville, but it appears the trip was well worth it.

Petrullo, a 6-foot-0, 205-pound athlete, rushed for over 1,200 yards as a junior for Chaparral High School State Championship team.

Petrullo ran his personal best 40 time with a 4.57 and ran an impressive 4.15 20 yard shuttle. He had a 36.5 vertical leap and bench pressed 185 pounds-15 times. Petrullo is undecided whether he will stay in Scottsdale Arizona for his senior season or relocate to Nashville Tennessee where his father just moved.

Mr. Lockdown

One of the most impressive performances during the one on one competitions came from Memphis East athlete Will Redmond. Redmond, a 6-foot-175-pound defensive back/wide receiver.

Redmond ran a 4.45 forty, a 4.24 shuttle, but was the most impressive in the one on one drills. He completely outmanned the wide outs, keeping them from coming off the line of scrimmage, actually knocking one wideout into a wall. Redmond currently has four offers from Memphis, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Arkansas State.

Most Valuable Underclassman

This award went to Clinton High School sophomore to be offensive lineman Matthew Pyke. Pyke, a 6-foot-1, 291-pound athlete is already receiving letters from LSU and other D1 schools.

Local Talent

Knoxville Central athlete Cody Blanc turned in some impressive numbers. The upcoming senior ran a 4.56 forty, had a 38.5 vertical leap and a 4.20 shuttle run. Blanc is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete that plays several positions.

Other Underclassmen that earned respect from their peers and Scout.com officials

Other underclassmen names to remember include Parris Erskine a rising junior defensive back from Bob Jones High School in Madison Alabama, Caleb Hopkins a rising junior running back from Mt. Juliet High School, Travis Clark, a rising sophomore wide receiver from Bristol Tennessee and upcoming freshman Carson Shaw of Spring Hill Middle School, Spring Hill Tennessee, Graeme Harris, Alpharetta Georgia, Jalen Simmuns, and Justin Haynes both from Alpharetta Georgia.


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