Thursday, May 20, 2010
Detroit NUC recap
By Patty Messick
Dominic Schultz (Port Huron, Mich./Port Huron) finished off a terrific weekend at East China Stadium by earning the overall MVP honors. All three combine sessions were flooded with terrific athletes, each of the players gave it their all, but some shined brighter than others in what was an event to remember.
The 5-foot-11, 194-pound Hutton had a 32-inch vertical, 9-2 broad jump, ran a 4.47 shuttle and bench pressed 185 pounds 20 times during the testing. While competing in the one-on-ones, the standout linebacker truly did it all. He was fast, strong, physical, light on his feet and looks to be a big-time, run-stopping machine.
Offensive linemen Kevin Haston (Detroit/Southeastern) and Zachary Lowe (Warren Township) shared the OL MVP award. The dangerous duo had great footwork, solid technique, good lower body strength and each bench pressed 185 pounds more than 20 times.
DeMarcus Murray, a 6-1, 238 standout athlete won the DL MVP. Murray's speed is exceptional for a player at his position. He has a great motor, tremendous attitude and bench pressed 185 pounds 19 times.
Randy Ouaton came down from Canada and returned with the DB MVP award. The 5-10, 164-pound prospect had a 30-inch vertical, 8-6 broad jump and 4.42 shuttle run. During the one-on-ones, he had great instincts, changed direction well and smothered the wide receivers.
Roland Rance (Saginaw, Mich./Arthur Hill) was the best among the class of 2012 participants. The 5-11, 168-pound wideout is a gifted athlete and had great position skills. The rising junior had a 32-inch vertical, 9-6 broad jump and ran a 4.41 shuttle, placing him amongst the best in all three events. During the individual period, Rance showcased his tremendous hands, ran nice routes and got open whenever he wanted to.
David Perkins (Kalamazoo, Mich./Kalamazoo Central) won the Combine King and WR MVP awards. He had a 31-inch vertical, 10-0 broad jump, ran a 4.54 40, bench pressed 155 pounds 25 times and needed just 4.43 seconds to complete his shuttle run. Perkins also staked his claim amongst the elite during one-on-ones.
QB Shane Morris (Warren, Mich./De La Salle) was in a class of his own. The 6-1, 174-pounder has a sensational arm, great vision, moves his feet well and carries himself like a pro. Talent wise, he is far beyond his age group and already has top-notch abilities.
Jonathon Reschke (Bloomfield Township, Mich./Brother Rice) was amongst the top juniors and few questioned what he could do after seeing him perform. However, he is two grades younger than the athletes he competed with. Reschke earned the LB MVP award by starring during the one-on-ones, bench pressed 135 pounds 26 times, ran a 4.30 shuttle and had a 32-inch vertical.