Photo by: National Underclassmen Football Combine
Duncanville, Texas- The
SW Ultimate100 lived up to its reputation for being one of the top camps for
underclassmen in the country. Over 180 participants, that qualified at a
regional NUC event, where in attendance for Saturday's event at Duncanville
High School. Prospects from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Arkansas,
and Kansas were on hand to show off their football skills. Below are just some
of the top performers that caught the eye of NUC National Analyst Barry Every.
Coleman Blackston, RB, Dunbar, MD
Testing: 5-8, 183,
4.42 Shuttle, 28-inch vertical, 20 reps of 155
made the long trip from Baltimore, MD. Even though he was only able to compete
during the morning session he proved all he had to in order to be honored with
the RB MVP. During individual
position work he ran with excellent forward body lean while making cuts on a
dime. But it was the fact that almost every rep he took in one-on-ones
embarrassed the linebackers. Blackston would use excellent body control and a
good head/shoulder fake to separate from the backers. He was then able to haul
in the pass regardless of what side of his body it was thrown on.
Development: He needs to be careful about the type of body
weight he adds to his frame. His ideal playing size will probably be around
190-pounds. If he does this he can become an every down back at the next level.
David Blough, QB, Carrollton Creekview, TX
Testing: 6-1, 191,
4.54 shuttle, 14 reps of 155
Assets: Blough has
tremendous overall body structure and throwing mechanics. He also proved to be
a good listener and very coachable. These are qualities you have to have if you
want to be a DI signal caller. He did a nice job of seeing the whole field and
checking down to the underneath routes. His arm strength is above average and
he has natural leadership ability. His efforts did not go unnoticed as he was a
double award winner earning Overall MVP and the Leadership Award.
Development: I think
there is little doubt about him playing college football at the next level.
It's time for him to pick out a good college camp circuit to attend.
Eric Bowie, DL, Ouachita, LA
208, 4.76 40, 29-inch vertical
Assets: Bowie came
here to work out as a defensive end, but he has the body structure and skill
set of a potential outside linebacker. His frame will allow him to hold 25 more
pounds of muscle mass. During the one-on-ones he used his speed and hands to
whip offensive lineman. He is quick off the snap of the ball and plays like his
hair is on fire. He was definitely in the running for DL MVP.
needs to take his skill set to the linebacker position. Unless he grows another
two inches his best bet is working out at linebacker at any further camps. Bowie
definitely is athletic and has loads of potential.
Bobby Limon, OL, Kyle Lehman, TX
301, 20-inch vertical, 20 reps of 185
Assets: Limon is
your typical barrel-chested inside offensive lineman. He already has the
strength and girth to keep big defensive lineman at bay during pass protection.
Limon proved very versatile taking reps at several offensive line positions.
But more importantly he is tough and will get nasty on the football field. I
think he will make an ideal offensive center at the next level. Limon was
awarded the OL MVP for day two.
ideal playing weight is probably closer to 290-pounds which should help improve
his lateral movement. If Limon can trim up while continuing to get stronger he
will become a beast.
Henry McGrew, LB, Blue Valley, KS
Testing: 6-3, 216,
4.84 40, 4.41 shuttle, 29-inch vertical, 9-2 BJ, 42 reps of 155
Assets: When McGrew
walked in the door all the jaws in the room hit the floor. This guy is built like
a Greek God from head to toe. His frame will easily hold another 20 to 30
pounds of muscle mass. He is also very strong especially for a lifter with long
arms. His testing numbers are off the charts and his potential as a player is
unlimited. He could project at several positions at the next level. His efforts
did not go unnoticed as he won the LB MVP and was Strongest Man for Skill position.
could play ILB at the next level but I really think his skill set lends itself
as a pass rushing specialist. If McGrew embraces that position he could become
a 20 plus offer type prospect.
Arrion Springs, DB, Roosevelt, TX
187, 4.31 shuttle, 30.5-inch vertical
Assets: This is one
good looking corner prospect on the hoof. He displayed a smooth backpedal and
quick feet during individual work. Springs' was also very physical with
receivers during one-on-ones while also looking competent in off man coverage.
He had a solid day during the 7-on-7 tournament locking down receivers. He could
project as a big corner or safety. His body of work was recognized with the DB
Development: I would
like to see him improve his recovery speed just a tad if he wants to project as
a corner. It is time for him to also start picking out some one day college
camps in order to show off his skill set.
Anthony Villalobos, DL, Fossil Ridge, TX
247, 5-07 40, 4.55 shuttle, 28-inch vertical, 20 reps of 185
Assets: The Village
of Wolves played like a pack of hungry predators during the lineman
one-on-ones. He comes off the ball low and fast using his hands to keep
offensive lineman off his body. His skill set allows him to project as a strong
side defensive end or a possible interior defensive lineman down the road. I
really liked his mental and physical toughness in this hot/humid atmosphere.
His testing numbers were good enough for him to win Combine King for
Development: If he
wants to play defensive end at the next level he will need to work on his
overall speed. As a defensive tackle prospect he will need to add 30 to 40 more
pounds of muscle mass while maintaining his overall athleticism.
Austin Walter, RB, Crosby, TX
166, 4.64 40, 4.07 shuttle, 29-inch vertical, 19 reps of 155
all-purpose back is quicker than a South Georgia gnat. During individual
position work he ran with good forward body lean and moved through the cones
like a ballet dancer. Walter was unstoppable during the one-on-ones using his
quickness and change of direction to leave linebacker whiffing on the jam. He
then had the ball skills to make plays regardless what side of his body the
ball was thrown on. He finished neck and neck for the RB MVP Award with
he will need to play at about 180-pounds at the next level while maintaining
his superior COD. I would also like to see him step up and become that go too
guy during 7-on-7. He needs to demand the ball especially with young
Jacory Washington, TE, Westlake, LA
Testing: 6-5, 211,
15 reps of 155
came into this camp with a badly bruised heel. He had to see the trainer
before, during, and after the camp for treatment. But his desire to show off
his talents would win out despite the injury. During one-on-ones he used his
size, speed, and jumping ability to make catch after catch. There was no one in
this camp that could stop him from making plays. He played very little of the
7-on-7 tournament because the NUC staff would not let him further injure
himself. He did play in one game and scored three times on four plays. One of
those plays was Washington jumping over two defenders in the end zone snagging
the ball out of the air one handed like it was a ping pong ball. He would have
been the Overall MVP if he competed the whole day but we still awarded him the TE
MVP because he is a flat out stud.
guy is a 30 offer tight end in my opinion. He is long, tall and athletic making
him a pure mismatch at any level of football. His stock is about to sky rocket
so if I'm a college coach I would offer now before it's too late.
Jordan Watkins, DB, Duncanville, TX
146, 31-inch vertical
Assets: Watkins is a
great technician as a defensive back. He has a sweet backpedal and hips on a
swivel. He also plays bigger than his size confronting bigger receivers at the
line of scrimmage with piss and vinegar. During the 7-on-7 he actually made
plays for his team on both sides of the ball. Because of his total domination
in the afternoon session he was awarded the Dodie Donnell Award for the best on the field two-way player.
obvious improvement is adding more muscle mass while maintaining his overall
athleticism. He has the skill set but needs more time in the weight room before
he is considered a sure fire DI prospect.
TV Williams, WR, McKinney, TX
140, 4.45 40, 4.0 shuttle, 32-inch vertical, 9-7 BJ
Assets: What can I
say? This guy is definitely one of the fastest football players in the country
in the class of 2014. He came into this event with a slight pull in his hamstring and still put up amazing testing numbers. During
individual works he was able to show off his quickness by running crisp sharp
routes like a diamond cutter. In the one-on-one portion of the camp he used his
speed and quickness to break free off the snap of the ball. And during 7-on-7
he proved to be a defensive backs worst nightmare while also flashing soft
hands. His efforts earned him the WR MVP Award.
really just needs to work on adding muscle mass for durability reasons. Outside
of that he is a definite homerun threat any time he touches the ball.
|Other Top Performers: John Caldwell, WR, St. Marks,
TX; Zac Cater, QB MVP, Durant,
OK; Darrell Chark, WR, Fastest
Man Skill, Alexandria, LA; John Custar, DL, Fastest Man Line, Sharon-Mutual, OK; BJ Fashola,
DB, Klein, TX; Brandon Hargrove,
DL MVP, Winnfield, LA; Stoney Hawkins, TE, Combine King Skill, Frisco Centennial, TX; Jacob
Holland, DL, Leadership Award Line, JJ
Pearce, TX; Lee Jackson, DB,
Natchez, MS; Daniel Howard Lewis, Jr., DB, New Iberia, LA; Cannon Maki, DL, Strongest Man Line, All Saints Episcopal, TX; Torrance Mosley, WR, Dutchtown, LA; Michael Perry, ATH, Pottsville, AR; Kennan Samuel, DL, McKinney, TX; Micah Thomas, DL, Vista Ridge, TX; Isak Washington, WR, Americas, TX.