Boubacar Cissoko, Cass Tech High in Detroit, Mich., was a unanimous choice as the overall MVP of the combine. The talented cornerback was so tough in press coverage that the coaches asked him to back off so the receivers would have a chance to make a play. Cissoko looked like he was physically capable of playing this year's All-American Bowl. It's easy to see why he already holds a handful of offers.
Gerrell Robinson a talented wide receiver from Hamilton High in Chandler, Ariz., showed us within the first five minutes of the combine that he was the best offensive player in attendance. Robinson has already committed to Arizona as a quarterback, but we think he has five - star potential at wide receiver. The Wildcats will have to fight to hold on to this one; expect the nation's best to come calling.
Patrick Johnson from Pompano Beach, Fla., was rather unfortunate that he attended the same combine as Cissoko, because at any other combine Johnson may have been the best defensive back there. He informed Scout.com that he only holds two offers, but they were pretty impressive as two of the states heaviest hitters Florida and Florida State offered.
Scout.com recruiting analysts Bob Lichtenfels, Randy Taylor, Miller Safrit, Greg Powers, Brandon Huffman, Chris Fetters, Jeremy Patterson, Andrew Bone and our Director of Combines Scott Kennedy spent many hours in San Antonio at the combine watching as many prospects as possible. After the combine, we discuss performances that caught our collective eyes and we put together an All - Combine team based on those performances. Here is a look at our All - Combine team from the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio, Texas.
Recruits at the combine that listed UCLA as a strong early contender for their services have an ** by their name on this list.
Name, High School, State
First Team Offense
QB - Dominique Blackman - Carson, Cal.**
RB - Jonas Gray - Detroit Country Day, Mich.
RB - Lamaar Thomas - Friendly, Md.
WR - Gerell Robinson - Hamilton, Ariz.
WR - Dan Buckner - Allen, Texas
WR - Rodriguez Wilkes - Smyrna, Tenn.
WR - Chase Mejia - Shawnee Misson Northwest, Kan.
TE - Austin Holt - Bingham, Utah**
OL - Josh Jenkins - Parkersburg, West Va.
OL - Vinston Painter - Maury, Va.
OL - Michael Brewster - Edgewater, Fla.
OL - J.B. Shugarts - Klein, Texas
OL - Mike Adams - Dublin - Coffman, Ohio
Ath - Jack Ramsey - Simeon, Ill.
First Team Defense
DL - Reggie Ellis - Dunbar, DC
DL - Malik Jackson - Birmingham, Cal.**
DL - R.J. Washington - Fossil Ridge, Texas
DL - Glenn Harbin - McGill - Toolen, Ala.
LB - Arthur Brown Jr. - Wichita East, Kan.
LB - Jamiihr Williams - Glenville, Ohio
LB - Darius Fleming - Saint Rita, Ill.
DB - Boubacar Cissoko - Cass Tech. Mich.
DB - Jarred Holley - Easton, Pa.
DB - Patrick Johnson - Blanche Ely, Fla.
DB - Robert Golden - Edison, Cal.**
Second Team Offense
QB - Blaine Gabbert - Parkway West, MO.
RB - Jamal Womble - Buena, Arizona
RB - Christian Wilson - Montour, Pa.
WR - Cordale Scott - Glenville, Ohio
WR - Timothy Molton - Destrehan, La.
WR - Antwon Moutra - Colver City, Ca.**
WR - Daymond Patterson - North Mesquite, Texas
TE - Jacob Stoneburner - Dublin Coffman, Ohio
OL - Baker Steinkuhler - Lincoln Southwest, Neb.
OL - Bryce Givens - J.K. Mullen, Colo.**
OL - Trevor Robinson - Elkhorn, Neb
OL - Kenneth Page - A.C, Flora, S.C.
OL - Robert Patchan - Freedom, Fla.
Second Team Defense
DL - Dexter Heyman - Male, KY
DL - Myles Walker - Antonian Prep, Texas
DL - Carl Swift, Choir Academy, N.Y.
DL - Dawawn Whitner - Glenville, Ohio
LB - Douglass Rippy - Linden Mckinley, Ohio
LB - Travis Freeman - Glenville, Ohio
LB - Dravannti Johnson - Nederland, Texas
DB - Xavier Brewer - Batram Trail, Fla.
DB - Robert Blanton - Butler, N.C.
DB - Aaron Williams - McNeil, Texas
DB - Troy Tidwell - Southeastern, Mich.
Ath - Geoffrey Prather - Archbishop Carroll, Pa.
A look back at last year's All - Combine Team shows an impressive group of talent that went on to be some of the highest ranked players on Scout.com: 2006 All - Combine Team
**We'll have stories on all of the UCLA prospects coming soon...