Michigan Juniors Dominate Army Combine

Last year, the state of Michigan showed the Army Combine what kind of talent it has with Boubacar Cissoko winning MVP and a host of other players performing well in San Antonio. This year, a second group descended upon the Alamodome and once again, they impressed.

MichiganVarsity caught up with several of the state's top juniors who were at the U.S. Army Junior Combine this past week. Here are their comments and the report on how they did:

William Campbell - DT - Detroit Cass Tech
Campbell did not bench press because of a shoulder injury, but he was dominating in one on one drills and had spirited battles with top offensive line prospect Marcus Hall.

"The two energized the crowd as well as fellow combine participants as the two went back and forth in their 1-on-1 battle of the trenches," said GBW's Eugene Hankerson, "Campbell showed a quick burst off the ball that many had not seen before and surprisingly showed a few moves when the two locked up. "Big Will" as friends call him won half, if not 3 of the 4, battles versus Hall. Expect more schools to contact him despite the early verbal."

Campbell told us he is a solid Michigan committment but has heard from a number of top programs including Southern Cal, Penn State, Miami and Ohio State.

Teric Jones - RB - Detroit Cass Tech
We've been telling you about Teric for awhile now and he was one of the biggest risers at the combine, ripping off a 4.37 forty and doing 20 bench reps.

Jones also excels in the passing game and was tough to stay with in one on ones. Scout.com's Midwest/East editor Bob Lichtenfels called Jones the fastest player he's seen at the combine since Percy Harvin.

"I ran a 4.23 shuttle, but I slipped," Jones said.

As for his college choices, Michigan, Michigan State, Georgia Tech and Tennessee are all among his top choices, and the offensive change in Ann Arbor has him liking the maize and blue.

"I like the spread offense a lot, it plays to my strengths, so Michigan going to that, that's real good."

Donald Spencer - WR - Ypsilanti Spencer impressed those in attendance with his size, hands and decent speed. Our question on him was that foot speed and by all accounts, he had more than adequate speed. Spencer said he is hearing from Michigan, Michigan State and Illinois and has been an unofficial visitor already to both instate schools.

Aaron McCord - DE - Detroit Crockett
McCord did not have great testing numbers, but he did do well in one-on-ones. Already hearing from Michigan, Ohio State, Alabama and others, he was happy with his performance.

"I did 18 bench reps," he said, "but I only had a month to prepare. In one on ones I thought I dominated."

Other players from Michigan at the combine were Birmingham Brother Rice SS Shamari Benton, Detroit Crockett RB Khyran Major and Detroit Cass Tech QB/S Thomas Gordon, who ran a 4.6 forty. We will have updates from them in the coming days.


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