off Marvelous Memphis Combine!
250 hard working athletes graced the field last weekend at Memphis' Christian
Brothers Academy for what turned out to be a weekend to remember. Every
participant shared the goal of making it
onto the next level. All of the athletes played at full speed, doing everything
in their power to potentially earn themselves in the Ultimate 100 Camp; but
after a highly competitive event, a select group of athletes were a step ahead
of the competition.
Oxford HS d-lineman
Terry Johnson was recognized as the best of the weekend, earning the Overall
MVP during the junior session. The 6'0.5 261 lb Johnson was in a league of his
own during the 1 on 1's and those around him quickly realized the talent he
possesses. Johnson had exceptional strength backed by good quickness.
Aggression supported by smarts and an aura of moves that would make
participants from Dancing with the Stars jealous.
potential is sky high and Johnson is unquestionably a D1 bound sensation.
(Whitehaven) was another terrific d-lineman that put forth a worthy
performance. At 6'2.5 275, Redden had exceptional size, nice strength, solid
athleticism for a player his size and surprisingly quick feet. The rising
senior took home the DL MVP and would have won the Overall MVP award at many
II may be the second in his family with that name but he is unquestionably
first in class as a football player. The 5'9.5 157 lb receiver had a 31.5 inch
vertical, 8'9 broad jump, ran a 4.45 shuttle, 4.54 40 and starred during the 1
on 1. Evans' hands were terrific, routes were tightly ran and moves were
Walton of Ridgeway HS came into the combine looking to make a name for himself
and left with something that perhaps even he thought was out of reach; the
Overall MVP award. The 5'7 150 lb Walton, who is a running back, has nice feet,
runs hard and can change directions on the time. Athletically, Walton looks to
be the total package, with a 33 inch vertical, 8'4 broad jump, 4.42 shuttle run
a 4.44 40 only making him that much more touted of a recruit.
6'2 187 lb
Grant Powell (Christian Brothers) definitely felt at home while competing at
his school's field. He threw a number of great passes, had tremendous
technique, placed the ball in the perfect spot for his receivers and was cool,
calm and collective throughout the event. Powell, who also ran a 4.44 shuttle,
has the look of a terrific QB and has the characteristics of a player many
years his senior.
"The Pest" Adesoji created plenty of frustrations for the offense
when he toed the line during 1 on 1's. The 5'9 176 lb standout had great
footwork, excellent jamming ability, changes directions well and pro-style ball
skills. Simply put, Adesoji was a wide receivers' worst nightmare and few had
success against him. Adesoji also was an elite performer during the testing, as
his 35.5 inch vertical, 8'11 broad jump and 21 reps at 155 lbs on the bench
press made him that much more dangerous.
News, Notes and Notables!
of Whitehaven HS was the Freshman session's top performer and evidently so. The
5'9 165 lb d-back's skills were unmatched during the 1 on 1's, as his footwork,
man to man coverage, ball skills and great hips were too much for the offense
to overcome when they were matched against him.
Cavil, 6'3 199 (White Station) has great size for a freshman QB and clearly
stood out during the 1 on 1's. His physical tools were terrific, he threw a
good ball and a patient passer as well. Athletically, Cavil was off the charts,
with a 31.5 inch vertical, 9'1 broad jump, 4.45 shuttle and 4.62 40. Few
freshman can claim his size and overall skill level.