Quick Hits from Columbia South Carolina
Berry (Dutch Fork HS) was the leader of a talented pack, bringing home the
Overall MVP. At 5'10 146, Berry had
tremendous hands, a 9'0 broad jump, ran a 4.38 shuttle and 4.63 40. With the
help of a good weight lifting program, Berry will be an even bigger problem for
Christian's Thomas "Money in
the" Banks may only be in 8th grade, but he already has the looks of a
super star. The 5'8.5 152 lb defensive back had an 8'7 broad jump, ran a 4.40
shuttle, has good hips and changes direction well. During 1 on 1's, he was all
over the place. We can't wait to see what he does in the next few years.
Roberson (Augusta Christian) has a great attitude, works hard and knows how to
keep those around him pumped up. A 6'0.5 178 lb QB, Roberson also had an 8'1
broad jump and ran a 4.31 shuttle.
Mercer (South Effingham) is a speed demon with awesome athleticism. The 5'10.5
171 lb Mercer put up tremendous stats, jumping an 8'10 on the broad, running a
4.32 shuttle, 4.58 40 and bench pressing 135 lbs 22 times. From an athletic
standpoint, Mercer is the total package.
HS' Nicholas Halmon did a terrific job during 1 on 1's and has very good
strength. The 5'9.5 165 lb prospect, who won the LB MVP, had an 8'5 broad jump,
ran a 4.58 shuttle, tossed up 155 lbs 23 times and was a beast during 1 on 1's.
He is flexible, moves down hill well and listens at all times. This is what
coaches are looking for from their players.
Hayes was in a league of his own during the individual period, putting an
everlasting impression on our coaches. The well deserved QB MVP at 5'9 145, Hayes
throws a great ball, is a leader on the field, makes good choices and
maintained his cool at all times.
Star at Dutch Fork HS!
CJ Meredith capped off a star studded sophomore combine last Saturday at Dutch
Fork HS. The 6'5 204 lb tight end had a 32 inch vertical, 9'2 broad jump, ran a
4.27 shuttle, 4.58 40, bench pressed 155 lbs 28 times and was a man amongst
boys during 1 on 1's. With height, nicely ran routes and great hands, Meredith
is a complete TE.
Brown (Timmonsville) put down the defensive linemen during the 1 on 1's en
route to being named OL MVP. A monstrous 6'0.5 364, Brown had tremendous
strength, good hands and uncanny toughness. At this level, Brown appears to be
Gray (Blythewood) had quite the day. A 5'9.5 168 lb QB, Gray has a cannon for
an arm, reads defenses well, had a 30 inch vertical, 8'3 broad jump and ran a
4.43 shuttle. Naturally, he took home the QB MVP. A dual threat? you bet!
(Blythewood) is an athletically gifted receiver with a great jump off of the
snap. The 5'11.5 178 lb Hall runs nice routes, has good hands, a 31.5 inch
vertical, 9'10 broad jump and ran a 4.42 shuttle en route to winning the WR
MVP. Hall's abilities would make a big difference to any offense.
(Dutch Fork) is a star on the rise, taking home the OL MVP as a sophomore even
though he participated with the juniors. At 6'2 310, Sutton did a great job
during 1 on 1's, using his herculean size to his advantage.
region continues to produce talented, hard working, young football players and
is likely to do so for a very long time.