graders on Display in Vegas!
Vince Lombardi famous quipped it's not the size of
the dog in the fight but the size of fight in the dog. The Las Vegas combine
was once again one of the smallest, but after witnessing each and every athlete
bust their tail throughout the event, the effort put forth made this session
one to remember.
Louis McMorris of Legacy HS was the top performer of
the combine, taking home the Sophomore MVP. McMorris was a terrific athlete
(with a 34.5 inch vertical, 9'7 broad jump, 4.30 shuttle run and 4.55 40 to
boot) and did a tremendous job during 1 on 1's This 5'7.5 139 lb RB was
explosive, quick and had a great football IQ. McMorris definitely needs to put
on some weight but the talent is there.
Cheyenne HS' Mark Lewis II displayed how the safety
position should be played. Lewis, 6'0 164, shut down the WR's during the 1 on
1's, using good judgment, movement and technique to cause frustrations for the
offense. Lewis is also a respectable athlete, as his 8'9 broad jump and 4.51 shuttle
only add fuel to his fire.
From a lineman standpoint, PJ Taeao of Liberty HS
was in a class of his own. A mammoth 6'1 293 lb sophomore, Taeao was a man
amongst boys, taking home the OL MVP along with the strongest man award. He
bench pressed 185 lbs 19 times and was thoroughly dominant during the
individual period. His size and strength are definitely a problem for opposing
Bear Creek HS' Justin Tadlock was the epitome of an
athlete on the football field. He had an 8'8 broad jump, ran a 4.38 shuttle,
4.50 40 and bench pressed 155 lbs 18 time. He also did a good job during the
individual period, using his aforementioned athleticism to his advantage.
Combine King? You bet!
Finally, Myloe Lewis, the Freshman MVP and fastest
man, has tremendous upside. The 5'7.5 1460 lb standout from Cheyenne HS was
smooth, had good hands, and solid quickness during 1 on 1's. He also impressed
coaches with his athleticism, as a 31.5 inch vertical and 9'0 broad jump were
terrific for a 9th grader.
Impressive to say the least.