This year’s crop of talent at the Under Armour All-America Combine, held last Friday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., was one of the deepest groups in the history of the event. While it’s normally stacked with high-end FBS talent, this year’s group was particularly impressive.
Class of 2015 wide receiver George Campbell had a special showing Friday at the Under Armour All-America Combine in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Prospects were tested in a variety of ways, including 40-yard dash (straight line speed), vertical (explosiveness), pro agility shuttle (quickness, lateral quickness and change of direction), L-cone (change of direction, quickness), broad jump (explosiveness, athleticism), the bench press (strength) and the vertical leap (explosiveness, athleticism). They also participated in position drills and one-on-ones.
While there wasn’t an official combine MVP, we are going with class of 2015 wide receiver George Campbell (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake). The teammate of Top247 wide receiver Artavis Scott checked in at 6-foot-2 ¾ and 177-pounds and ripped off impressive times of 4.44 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 4.2 in the pro-agility shuttle and 6.9 in the L-cone drill. Throw in a 32-inch vertical and the sophomore turned in a jaw dropping performance. In limited reps, Campbell also showed the quickness off the line of scrimmage, change of direction and ability to track and high-point the ball that he showed at Florida’s Friday Night Lights last summer, where he also was the top overall prospect. Campbell currently holds verbal offers from Michigan, South Florida, Vanderbilt, UCF and N.C. State.
State of Alabama represents
Two of the top prospects in attendance Friday were Alabama commitment Bo Scarbrough (Tucaloosa, Ala./Northridge) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey (Hoover, Ala.). The two five-star rated prospects by 247Sports delivered with their performance.
Scarbrough measured 6-foot-1 ½ and 215-pounds and ran a best 40-yard of 4.59. The versatile athlete that worked out at wide receiver also ripped off a uber impressive 4.09 pro-agility shuttle and 6.78 L-cone drill. Throw in a 31-inch vertical, a 10’3” broad jump and 16 reps of 185-pounds on the bench, and only Campbell could say he had a more impressive performance. At wide receiver during on-on-ones, Scarborugh fought the ball and didn’t have the look of a natural receiver. We like the Crimson Tide commitment at outside linebacker long term in a 3-4 alignment.
Humphrey was nearly as impressive in testing clocking a 4.48 40 at 5-foot-11 ¾ and 179-pounds. He added a 4.27 pro-agility shuttle, 6.76 L-cone and 32-inch vertical and was solid in one-on-one’s showing the ability to stay attached and react as well as any defensive back in attendance.
Coming out party for Holmes
Delaware Class of 2014 receiver Chris Godwin turned in an impressive 4.48 40-yard dash at 197 pounds during Friday's Under Armour All-America Combine at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Class of 2014 wide receiver Corey Holmes (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) came on late in the season for state champion St. Thomas Aquinas, but he took his recruitment to another level late last week. Holmes checked in at 6-foot-1 ¾ and 166-pounds and ripped off impressive times of 4.48 in the forty yard dash, 4.15 in the pro-agility shuttle and a blazing 6.72 in the L-cone. Throw in a 35.5-inch vertical and Holmes and Campbell were easily the two most impressive wide receivers prospects in the testing portion of the combine. Holmes claims verbal offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Florida, Florida State and Wisconsin among others.
While slot wide receiver prospect Braxton Berrios (Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road) didn’t have his own coming out party on Friday, the 5-foot-8 ¼, 172-pounder proved that he belongs in the four-star conversation. While his 40 time of 4.67 isn’t an attention grabber, his change of direction ability is on a very elite level. The diminutive pass catcher with very natural ball skills and terrific hands and timing smoked the pro-agility shuttle to the tune of 3.98, and added a 6.89 L-cone and 33-inch vertical. North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Duke are among Berrios’ early offers with more expected in the coming week and months.
Another 2014 wide receiver that turned in a quality testing day was Chris Godwin (Middletown, Del.), Godwin checked in at 6-foot-1 3/4 and 197-pounds and clocked an impressive 4.48 40. He added a 4.31 pro-agility shuttle, 6.9 L-cone and 9-inch vertical. Among Godwin’s early offers are Boston College and Connecticut and he is getting interest from South Carolina and others.
2014 OLs stand out
The offensive line prospect everyone in attendance was waiting to see was Braden Smith (Olathe, Kan./South). Well Smith checked just as expected at 6-foot-6 ¼ and 285-pounds. The uber-flexible Smith tested pretty well too clocking a 5.12 40, 4.65 pro-agility shuttle and 35 1/2 –inch vertical. Smith, who has shorter arms than ideally are desired at tackle, threw up a combine best 39 reps of 185-pounds on the bench press. In one-on-one’s, Smith struggled a bit in space on the edge. Whether he plays guard, which is where we project him, or tackle, he will be flat back road-grater in the run game with the ability to pull. Smith has verbal offers from nearly every top program in the country.
Another guard prospect that turned in a solid testing day was Garrett Brumfield (Baton Rouge, La./University Lab). Brumfield, who has early offers from Florida, Florida State, LSU and Texas A&M among others, checked in at 6-foot-2 ¾ and 268-pounds. He recorded a 5.07 40, an impressive 4.6 pro-agility shuttle, a 32.5-inch vertical and threw up 23 reps of 185-pounds on the bench.
Two of the biggest prospects (size-wise) on hand were Orlando Brown Jr. (Suwanee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge) and Denzel Ward (Chicago, Il./Hales Franciscan). Brown came it at 6-foot-7 ½ and 345-pounds and had the look of an improving prospect in one-on-one’s. His tenacity and attitude are certainly evident, and now it’s just a matter of physical and technical development. Brown, who is a high-ceiling prospect, claims verbal offers from many of the nations top programs. Ward also came in at 6-foot-7 ½, but weighed 295-pounds with a frame that has scary long-term potential. The Michigan commitment, who recently visit Florida and was offered, is very quick for his size in his initial movement and has the baseline skill set to develop into an elite tackle prospect.
Five-star, 243-pound linebacker Kain Daub ran a 7.35-second L-cone shuttle during Friday's Under Armour All-America Combine.
-Class of 2014 tight end Jeb Blazevich (Charlotte, NC/Charlotte Christian) came in at 6-foot-4 ½ and 223-pounds. He clocked a 5.01 40, and impressive 4.56 pro agility shuttle, 7.32 L-cone and 33 ½- inch vertical.
-Florida 2014 wide receiver commitment Ryeshene Bronson (Fort Myers, Fla./Dunbar) came in 6-foot-2 1/2, 178. He ran a 4.72 40, 4.55 pro-agility shuttle, 7.27 L-cone and 26 ½ inch verticaa.
-Class of 2014 defensive end Keyon Brown (Wauchula, Fla./Hardee) measured 6-foot-1 ¾ and 230-pounds. The athletic and active edge prospect recorded a 40 time of 4.78 to go with a pro-agility shuttle of 4.59 and 7.0 L-cone. He also posted an impressive 33-vertical.
-Class of 2014 running back Adam Choice (Thomasville, Ga./Thomas County Central) checked in at 5-foot-8 3/4 and 196-pounds. He clocked a 4.56 forty, 4.35 pro-agility shuttle 6.99 L-cone, 33-inch vertical and an impressive 25 reps of 185-pounds on the bench press. Georgia and Georgia Tech are among Choice’s early offers.
-Five-star inside linebacker Kain Daub (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) measured 6-foot-1 3/4 and 243-pounds. He recorded a 4.46 shuttle time, 7.35 L-cone and 27-inch vertical.
-Class of 2014 four-star quarterback Andrew Ford (Camp Hill, Pa./Cedar Cliff) check in at 6-foot-2, 181-pounds and ripped off an impressive 4.55 40 to go with a 4.71 shuttle, 7.3 L-cone and 27-inch vertical. He spun the ball as well as any signal caller on hand Friday.
-Defensive tackle Josh Frazier (Springdale, Ar./Har-Ber) was one of the more physical imposing prospects on hand. He came in at 6-foot-2.75 and 336-pounds and ran a 4.9 shuttle and threw up 23 reps of 185-pounds on the bench press.
-Class of 2014 offensive tackle prospect Reilly Gibbons (St. Petersburg, Fla./Catholic) checked in a 6-foot-4 and 274-pounds. He ran an uber-impressive 4.64 40, 5.08 shuttle and recorded 20 reps of 185-pounds on the bench press.
Top247 linebacker Christian Miller has outstanding change of direction, athleticism and quickness and showed that with a 4.19 shuttle and a 6.94 L-cone during the testing portion of last Friday's Under Armour All-America Combine at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
-Wide receiver Adonis Jennings (Haddonfield, NJ/Timber Creek) measured 6-foot-2 and 185-pounds. He clocked a 4.73 40, 4.28 shuttle, 7.11 L-cone and 28-inch vertical.
-Outside linebacker Christian Miller (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley) checked in at 6-foot-3 ¾ and 203-pounds. He clocked a 4.76 40, a very impressive 4.19 shuttle, 6.94 L-cone and 33 ½ inch vertical.
-Class of 2015 quarterback Michael O’Connor (Chattanooga, Tenn./Baylor School) measured 6-foot-4 ¼ and 213-pounds.
-Class of 2014 quarterback Jacob Park (Goose Creek, S.C./Stratford) came in at 6-foot-3, 197-pounds and ran a 4.98 40, 4.47 shuttle, 7.1 L-cone and jumped 25-inches. North Carolina and N.C. State are among Park’s early offers.
-Miami class of 2014 wide receiver commitment Travis Rudolph (West Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman) checked in a 6-foot-0, 177-pounds and ran a 4.6 forty, 4.2 shuttle, an impressive 6.85 L-cone and leaped 31-inches.
-Class of 2014 outside linebacker Korie Rogers (Buford, Ga.) measured 6-foot-0 ¾ and 207-pounds and clocked a 4.83 forty. He also recorded a 4.51 pro-agility shuttle, 7.05 L-cone and 28 ½ inch vertical.
-Wide receiver Trevion Thompson (Durham, N.C./Hillside) checked in at 6-foot-2 ¼ and 181-pounds and clocked a 4.54 shuttle and 7.11 L-cone. Among Thompson’s early offers are Clemson, Florida and Ohio State.
-Class of 2014 tight end Jacory Washington (Lake Charles, La./Barbe) measured 6-foot-4 ¼ and 211-pounds. He ran a 4.8 forty, 4.51 shuttle, 7.0 L-cone and leaped 27-inches.
-Class of 2014 wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass (Springfield, Oh.) measured 6-foot-0 ¼ and 175-pounds and ran an impressive 4.55 40. He also added a 4.31 shuttle, 7.0 L-cone and 29 ½ inch verticAla. Ohio State is the leader over Notre Dame.
-Class of 2014 linebacker Kenny Young (New Orleans, La./John Curtis) came in at 6-foot-0 ¼ and 205-pounds. He ran a 4.79 forty, 4.53 shuttle, an impressive 6.98 L-cone and a 27 ½ inch verticAla.
-Running back Johnathan Thomas (Peabody, Mass./St. John’s Prep) came in at 5-foot-10 ½, 196-pounds and ripped off an impressive 4.47 40. He added a 4.36 shuttle, 7.12 L-cone and 31-inch vertical for one of the days best in the testing portion. Boston College, Virginia and Virginia Tech have offered with Penn State likely the next to follow suit.
Gerry Hamilton is the lead National Recruiting Analyst for 247Sports. Follow him on Twitter @GerryH247Sports