Athletes highlighted in blue had notable marks in the 40 and/or vertical jump test.
NOTES: QB Chris Mayabb was a starter at Sequoias a couple of years ago but was injured and has been out rehabbing. Is now at Cuesta College. He looked GOOD! At this point he would be 2x2. Looking for an opportunity.
We had a number of freshman QBs come out to throw on Saturday. Definitely appreciated having them there to help. Watch out for Los Medanos ATH/QB Johnny Carson and Modesto QB Greg Panelli next year. We'll feature most or all of these guys...at least in a separate report...in the next month.
Hands? Try Redwoods WR Nevin Blankenship. He ain't the biggest guy but runs super routes and catches EVERYTHING. I talked to his HC Dave Banducci last night who confirmed that Blankenship was their guy last year. He can play. Shasta WR Blake Arrowsmith is another guy who stood out. Not only was he a big-play WR for Shasta but he also kicked PATs and FGs for the Knights. Look at his test scores...he can move.
A guy we all liked was Santa Barbara WR/KR Nick Vought. He was a real standout in testing too. Then in the one-on-ones and 7-on-7 he did quite well. Great young man in addition to having some skills.
Siskiyous WR/ATH Darius Davis was in attendance too. He proved over the last two seasons what he can do on the field. I'm pretty sure he owns most all-purpose and receiving records at COS now. He's a D1 athlete...time will tell if that's his destiny.
Chabot DT Sipili Tuigamala is a player! Stood out in the one-on-ones rotating at both OL and DL. Definitely a beast along with a freshman who showed up from Foothill. DT Joape Pela may get out in July but he's only a freshman. If he comes back to Foothill expect that he'll be all-conference. Definitely 'a man!' out there.
NAIA / D3 programs, heck maybe D2s too, should take a look at OL Sean Fredin from Fresno CC. He would love to play in the Northwest or at least stay on the West Coast. Solid looking OL prospect who's unsigned. Talked to Fresno HC Tony Caviglia who gave this prospect high marks.
TWO WORDS: Bryce Hawthorne. The RB from Solano had the best overall marks at the combine. Fast, quick, explosive. Beyond the combine he proved that he's a player. See for yourself. Not a 'big' back by any means but he has as good a resume as any unsigned RB nationally. Santa Rosa's Payton Bell is a solid prospect as well.
A four-year program in need of a linebacker should look directly at Modesto's Scott Cozart. Like Hawthorne mentioned above, Cozart's got a great football resume. All-conference guy. And he can obviously run - see report from the combine.
We'll be back with some additional comments from the combine...there were several other standouts.