USA Football Combine Preview

A look at the top prospects expected at the USA Football Combine next weekend...

The USA Combine hosted by hits Madison HS (San Diego) Saturday May 12th, 2012. The Combine and Skills Showcase begin at 3PM and ends at 8PM with a 7 on 7 tournament under the Lights. Some of the Top Talent in Socal at each position will be ranked and evaluated as well as Underclassman. The Skills Showcase includes Position Training, 1 on 1 and 7 on 7. Co-Founders Rodney Gatlin and Wade Lockett are excited about having the Combine in the evening at Madison HS. " It's a great location with nice Facilities "says Lockett and we are using real San Diego County Referees for the 7 on 7 Tournament. "There is more Talent at this Years Event than last year" says Coach Gatlin there are some kids that already hold offers.

At Running Back Pierre Cormier of Madison HS who holds several offers will test his skills at the USA Combine. He is Special says Gatlin.

Has everything you need in a Running Back Size, Speed, Balance, Vision and Power. He keeps his turnover throughout his cuts and outruns angles. It's the second Year in a row Imperial HS Running Back Royce Freeman is participating in the USA Combine after a solid showing last year. Freeman is a power back with deceptive speed " I really like his toughness and how he attacks the line of scrimmage" says Gatlin.

The QB Position is always well represented, Conner Manning El Toro HS (Lake Forest Ca.) was the MVP at the LA ESPN Rise Nike Camp a few weeks ago and as a junior broke Matt Barkley's (USC) single season Orange County Passing mark. Manning welcomes the step up in competition this year into the South Coast League and Pac-5 Division. Conner has Big–time ability

Says Gatlin, I saw him play last year unbelievable arm strength and is very accurate. He studies Film, anticipates well and can read the field as good as some four- year Players right now. He is already ready for College just based on what he did as a junior and the wide open offense he plays in. Rashaan Miller of West Hills HS (Santee Ca.) is a 6'5" kid with a big arm and a huge upside. We have seen Rashaan on film

And he definitely looks like a promising young Athlete. Schools are learning about Miller as his stock is starting to rise. Quarterback Thomas Kelley of Woodbridge High School (Irvine) is a promising strong armed Underclassman who will compete and show his skills at the USA Combine. Kelley has had a really solid spring and has thrown as well as some of the top QB's on the radar.

At Wide Receiver look for Darren Carrington Horizon Christian HS Who will be at his second USA Combine this Year. Carrington is a smooth Agile Receiver who makes big plays and is holding several offers.

Cody White an All State Receiver from El Toro HS (Lake Forest Ca.) is a tall lanky wideout who has great hands and runs excellent routes. White is receiving Interest and is looking to make some noise at the USA Combine. Linebackers Trey Lomax Mira Mesa HS and Marshaun Daniel Tustin headline the Backers. Lomax with his Size and Speed has received several offers. Marshaun Daniel Tustin HS Scholar Athlete, Daniel has the size to be a great Outside Linebacker or Strong Safety at the next level, he's powerful enough for Linebacker but tenacious enough to be a safety. He has terrific instincts on the field, and has excellent body control to insure a tackle. He is a fluid athlete also blessed with a love of contact. A difference maker on his squad, He is receiving a lot of interest from Nebraska, UCLA, Stanford, Alabama, ASU and CAL. Defensive Back Logan Bartlett JSerra HS (San Juan Capistrano Ca.) is having a busy Spring he attended the LA ESPN Rise NFTC a few weeks ago now the USA Combine and also the Norcal ESPN Rise NFTC later in May. Former NFL Players Mark Collins (2x Super Bowl Champion) Jeff Garcia (QB 49ers) and Akili Smith (QB Bengals) will have hands on instruction with the Athletes.

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