Notables and Notoriety in Durham!
Ragland (Southern Durham) was the Overall MVP MVP. The 6'0.5 184 lb receiver
had tremendous athleticism (9'7 broad jump, 4.25 shuttle, 4.50 40) and was a
monster during 1 on 1's. Ragland had great hands, ran terrific routes and
always wanted to make the big plays.
every Sherman Ragland of the world is a Garrett Leathem. While few players that
stand under center are 6'4.5 211, Leather is your prototypical gun slinging QB.
Leathem, the QB MVP, has a big arm, moves well and is a born leader. We really
liked what we saw from Leatham.
Struyk (West Carteret) is 6'0 269 lbs of mean. In winning the OL MVP, Struyk
bench pressed 185 lbs 20 times and had great technique during the 1 on1's,
impressively holding down the opposing linemen.
(Wake Forest) doesn't have the size or strength of most kids his age, but this 5'5.5 144 lb mini machine has undeniable
talent. Kirby smothered receivers during 1 on 1's, had an 8'11 broad jump, ran
a 4.38 shuttle, 4.49 40 and has tremendous determination. Kirby deservingly won
the DB MVP.
freshman to the rising seniors, Durham's 2010 combine class was one to
Sophomores Dominate in Durham
work, diverse talent, and the refusal to give up, an outstanding group of
Sophomores left spectators at East Chapel Hill HS impressed last Saturday.
star Juwan Moye was the primer player at the combine, taking home the Overall
MVP. The 5'7.5 154 lb RB had a 32.5 inch vertical, 9'9 broad jump, ran a 4.49
40 and was tremendous during 1 on 1's. With the ability to change direction on
the dime, nimble feet and a good understanding of the game, Moye has a bright
Knight (West Johnson) was a knight in shining armor. At 6'0 175, Knight had a 9'0 broad jump, ran a 4.59 40, was
agile, strong and impressed during 1 on 1's. Knight looks like a big time run
stopper and was an easy choice for LB MVP.
308, Casey Perry (Hillside) is a larger than life figure. Oh, how can I forget,
he can flat out play football! Perry won the OL MVP after holding steady during
1 on 1 drills and bench pressing 185 lbs 20 times. Jacob Ingle (Walter M.
Williams) shared the award with him and also has herculean strength. Scaling in
at 6'2 274, Ingle had a surprisingly good broad jump (8'3) and bench pressed
185 lbs 31 times in addition to excelling during the 1 on 1's.
(JH Rose) rose to the occasion during 1 on 1's. He ball hawked throughout the
session, had a 30 inch vertical, 9'2 broad jump and bench pressed 155 lbs 22
times. Between his athleticism and shut down ability, the 5'7.5 160 lb Gorham
earned the DB MVP.
Fairley can run, jump and cut across the field. An athletic 5'10 184 lb RB,
Fairley had an 8'3 broad jump, ran a
4.42 shuttle, 4.52 40, bench pressed 155 lbs 18 times and really turned
his game up a notch during the individual period. In taking home the RB MVP,
Fairley proved that he can play with the big boys.
aforementioned athletes and numerous other talented prospects, Durham's
sophomore class is one that should be followed closely.
Freshman Take Over in Durham!
Campbell of C.F. Jordan HS topped a terrific Freshman session last Saturday at
East Chapel Hill HS. Campbell is a bit short for a defensive linemen, but
simply put, he has the skills to pay the bills. At 5'8 231, Campbell was a
monster during 1 on 1's, giving the OL fits during 1 on 1's, and bench pressed
135 lbs 36 times en route to claiming the Overall MVP trophy.
Cockman (Cockman) is a truly one of a kind Freshman. Don't believe me? Good
luck finding not only a 6'5.5 350 lb player in his first year of high school,
but any person his age that size! Cockman has terrific strength and completely
dominated during the individual period. Simply put, how can other youngsters
match up with this monster?
"X-Factor" Smith (Wake Forest-Rolesville) is exactly that to a
defense. The 6'0 165 lb Smith is a major
ball hawk with solid leaping ability and changes direction well. Smith
deservingly brought home the DB MVP.
Wilkins of Middle Creek HS has good size for a freshman wideout (6'2 182) and
understands how to play the game. In winning the WR MVP, Wilkins ran nice
routes, made a number of nice catches and worked his tail off. This is what
Francis (Hillside) is one of the most gifted frosh running backs we have seen.
Powerful at 5'8 168, he had a 31.5 inch vertical, bench pressed 135 lbs 23
times, jumped 8'6 on the broad, ran a 4.26 shuttle and starred during 1 on 1's.
really has some nice prospects.