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Thursday, February 18, 2010
Houston All-Combine

By Brian Stumpf

Over 850 athletes from the Lone Star State and beyond converged on Woodforest Stadium in Greater Houston Sunday for the fourth Nike Combine of 2010, but only 25 made the cut for the Houston Nike All-Combine team.

NIKE Combine Links

Over the next week, ESPN RISE will have several items pertaining to the NIKE Mobile and Houston Combines. For complete coverage of the event be sure to check ESPN RISE daily.

And note, the selections are based upon combine performance and projected college recruitability. Athletes must have completed two of the four combine tests to be eligible for selection.


QB: Alex Dean, 5-10, 173, Pflugerville (Pflugerville, Texas)
Results: 4.82 40, 4.23 shuttle, 37 foot power ball (PB), 32.0 inch VJ, 89.07 SPARQ Breakdown: Athletic dual-threat QB accounted for five TDs in a playoff loss last year and is primed for huge senior season.

RB: Chris Nutall, 5-7, 175, A&M Consolidated (College Station, Texas)
Results: 4.64 40, 4.20 shuttle, 37.5 PB, 41.5 VJ, 113.16 SPARQ Breakdown: Ran for nearly 1,400 yards last fall and has early interest from SMU and Texas A&M.

RB: Terrance Simon, 5-7, 173, Palestine (Palestine, Texas)
Results: 4.57 40, 4.44 shuttle, 34 PB, 34.5 VJ, 89.31 SPARQ Breakdown: Speedy back from Adrian Peterson's alma mater ran for 1,208 yards and 12 touchdowns last fall.

WR: Conner Floyd, 5-11, 186, Lake Travis (Austin, Texas)
Results: 4.69 40, 4.22 shuttle, 33.5 PB, 34.2 VJ, 93.66 SPARQ Breakdown: Played a huge role for the 4A DI state champions last fall, catching 69 passes for 1,316 yards and 12 TDs.

WR: Caleb Kroon, 5-11, 175, Conroe (Conroe, Texas)
Results: 4.53 40, 4.40 shuttle, 37.5 PB, 38.7 VJ, 105.93 SPARQ Breakdown: Big-time athlete caught only nine passes last fall, but they went for 320 yards and five scores.

WR: Lovett Gibson, 6-0, 175, Cedar Hill (Cedar Hill, Texas)
Results: 4.75 40, 4.44 shuttle, 35.5 PB, 33.2 VJ, 83.46 SPARQ Breakdown: Caught six touchdowns last fall for state-power Cedar Hill and should be a lead player for the Longhorns this fall.

OL: Kaleb Brigman, 6-2, 278, Tomball (Tomball, Texas)
Results: 5.78 40, 5.07 shuttle, 33 PB, 22.7 VJ, 54.48 SPARQ Breakdown: Sturdy interior OL is one to keep an eye on if he can improve his foot speed a tad.

OL: Colin Burton, 6-3, 241, The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas)
Results: 5.07 40, 4.53 shuttle, 37 PB, 30.5 VJ, 84.33 SPARQ Breakdown: Athletic prospect with great frame should be a hot commodity and will help pave the way for Daniel Lasco this fall.

OL: C.J. Simon, 6-1, 257, Kingwood (Kingwood, Texas)
Results: 5.40 40, 4.87 shuttle, 41 PB, 26.0 VJ, 79.05 SPARQ Breakdown: Solid guard/center earned all-district 19-5A honors last fall.

OL: Caleb Williams, 6-2, 251, Terry (Rosenberg, Texas)
Results: 5.30 40, 5.00 shuttle, 35 PB, 34.6 VJ, 80.40 SPARQ Breakdown: Like most of the OL all-combine picks not the tallest, but super powerful in the lower body as evidenced by big-time vertical jump; second team all-district pick last fall.

OL: Jack Costello, 6-2, 266, College Park (Conroe, Texas)
Results: 5.36 40, 4.81 shuttle, 33.5 PB, 29.1 VJ, 70.50 SPARQ Breakdown: Another athletic guard prospect who showed quick feet and good agility.

ATH: Corey Thompson (Class of 2012), 6-0, 190, Elkins (Missouri City, Texas)
Results: 4.70 40, 4.28 shuttle, 38 PB, 36.3 VJ, 103.86 SPARQ Breakdown: Talented underclassman has all the tools; started at safety as sophomore but lists wide receiver as his primary position.


DL: Jaylen Jordan, 6-3, 211, Elkins (Missouri City, Texas)
Results: 5.03 40, 4.40 shuttle, 39.5 PB, 32.4 VJ, 90.45 SPARQ Breakdown: Has the frame and athleticism to be a monster when he fully develops.

DL: Jarrod Lynn, 5-10, 230, Grapevine (Grapevine, Texas)
Results: 5.07 40, 4.44 shuttle, 37 PB, 36.9 VJ, 96.87 SPARQ Breakdown: Honorable mention all-state pick and district defensive player of the year last fall at defensive end, totaling 12 sacks.

DL: Anthony Smith (Class of 2012), 5-10, 274, Westfield (Houston, Texas)
Results: 5.15 40, 4.78 shuttle, 46 PB, 30.1 VJ, 98.13 SPARQ Breakdown: Explosive underclassman lacks ideal height but has superior strength, demonstrated by vertical and power ball throw.

DL: Sam Ukwuachu, 6-4, 195, Pearland (Pearland, Texas)
Results 5.04 40, 4.68 shuttle, 39 PB, 29.5 VJ, 73.89 SPARQ Breakdown: Honorable mention all-state pick and 22-5A co-defensive player of the year last fall already holds offers from Northwestern and Baylor.

LB: Devon Hocutt, 5-11, 256, Ellison (Killeen, Texas)
Result: 4.93 40, 4.47 shuttle, 37 PB, 32.3 VJ, 97.68 SPARQ Breakdown: Has LB athleticism and DE frame, only question is which position he ends up at in college and what school he'll play for.

LB: Garrett Hope (Class of 2012), 6-1, 205, The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas)
Results: 5.11 40, 4.85 shuttle, 39.5 PB, 30.7 VJ, 74.01 SPARQ Breakdown: Was honorable mention all-district as a sophomore and also a standout baseball player.

LB: D.J. Schexnider, 6-0, 181, Port Neches-Groves (Port Neches, Texas)
Results: 4.81 40, 3.97 shuttle, 38.5 PB, 32.2 VJ, 103.20 SPARQ Breakdown: Pass-rushing terror off the edge showed his burst with a 3.97 shuttle time, will transition to linebacker in college.

DB: Charles Jackson, 5-8, 163, Klein Collins (Spring, Texas)
Results: 4.64 40, 4.44 shuttle, 37 PB, 40.2 VJ, 98.85 SPARQ Breakdown: Second team all-district 13-5A pick in 2009 should be one of the more sought after cornerbacks in Greater Houston this year.

DB: Lonnie Gray (Class of 2012), 5-10, 167, Lamar Consolidated (Rosenberg, Texas)
Results: 4.61 40, 4.66 shuttle, 35 PB, 39.2 VJ, 89.16 SPARQ Breakdown: Second team all-district pick was one of the top underclassmen to emerge Sunday.

DB: Jamone Greer, 5-10, 167, Kempner (Sugar Land, Texas)
Results: 4.66 40, 4.25 shuttle, 32.5 PB, 37.0 VJ, 92.52 SPARQ Breakdown: Second team all-area pick as a junior who tested through the roof.

DB: Zoey Williams, 5-9, 184, Dulles (Sugar Land, Texas)
Results: 4.78 40, 4.50 shuttle, 36 PB, 38.5 VJ, 91.68 SPARQ Breakdown: Florida transplant has found a home in Texas and should be another DI talent to come out of Dulles.

ATH: Austin Brooks, 6-0, 179, Southmoore (Moore, Okla.)
Results: 4.71 40, 4.19 shuttle, 34 PB, 33.5 VJ, 92.19 SPARQ Breakdown: Versatile athlete will likely end up at safety in college, totaled 58 tackles and picked off three passes as a junior.

ATH: Jalen Williams, 6-0, 180, Fort Bend Austin (Sugar Land, Texas)
Results: 4.75 40, 4.14 shuttle, 34 PB, 36.8 VJ, 98.28 SPARQ Breakdown: Unknown brokeout with tremendous testing performance, DE for his team but likely projects to OLB in college.