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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Houston SPARQ All-Combine team

By Brian Stumpf

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Just fewer than 1,000 athletes gathered on Saturday at Woodforest Bank Stadium for the Houston stop of the Nike Football SPARQ Combine tour. Better weather and top talent caused a rise in top results from the same event a year ago. Here is a look at the standout performers that make up the Houston All-Combine team.

Note: Selections are based upon combine performance as well as past and projected on-field performance. Athletes must have completed two of the four combine tests to be eligible for selection. Athletes are in the Class of 2013 unless otherwise noted.

OFFENSE

QB: D'Juan Hines, 6-1, 190, Dekaney (Houston)
Results: 4.86 40, 4.43 shuttle, 36' PB, 34.0" VJ, 85.23 SPARQ
Breakdown: Accounted for 30 touchdowns in quarterbacking Dekaney to a state title last fall.

RB: Parker Davis, 5-11, 198, Dodge City (Kan.)
Results: 4.61 40, 4.09 shuttle, 36' PB, 32.8" VJ, 105.93 SPARQ
Breakdown: Davis was a Class 6A Honorable Mention All-State mention in Kansas last fall and posted the event's third-best rating.

RB: David Hamm ('14), 5-11.5, 201, Klein (Texas)
Results: 4.62 40, 4.28 shuttle, 38' PB, 27.7" VJ, 95.79 SPARQ
Breakdown: Hamm was a second team All-District 13-5A selection last fall, rushing for 822 yards and seven scores.

WR: Hakeem Deggs, 5-7, 149, Plaquemine (La.)
Results: 4.41 40, 4.22 shuttle, 30' PB, 36.8" PB, 95.85 SPARQ
Breakdown: SMU has offered Deggs, who ran a 4.41 40, which is tied for the fastest at a Nike Combine this year.

WR: J'Mon Moore, 6-2, 168, Elkins (Missouri City, Texas)
Results: 4.63 40, 4.48 shuttle, 36' PB, 31.9" VJ, 84.03 SPARQ
Breakdown: Moore caught 30 passes for 722 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior; Arizona and TCU have offered.

WR: Shakeir Ryan, 5-8, 148, Vermilion Catholic (Lafayette, La.)
Results: 4.41 40, 4.25 shuttle, 38' PB, 32.8" VJ, 103.95 SPARQ
Breakdown: Tied with fellow Bayou State prospect Hakeem Deggs for fastest 40 on the tour so far.

WR: Robert Sylvester, 5-11.5, 163, Cypress Lakes (Katy, Texas)
Results: 4.54 40, 4.25 shuttle, 37' PB, 41.0" VJ, 110.64 SPARQ
Breakdown: Caught 40 passes for 614 yards and eight scores as a junior.

OL: Jacob Bragg ('14), Nacogdoches (Texas)
Results: 5.33 40, 4.62 shuttle, 39.5' PB, 21.6" VJ, 78.15 SPARQ
Breakdown: Earned honorable mention all-district last fall as a sophomore.

OL: Jonathan Huckins, 6-3, 307, The Woodlands (Texas)
Results: 5.14 40, 4.65 shuttle, 42' PB, 23.2" VJ, 94.86 SPARQ
Breakdown: Huckins posted the top SPARQ Rating by an OL to date this year.

OL: Sam Kronshage, 6-5.5, 278, The Woodlands (Texas)
Results: 5.36 40, 4.81 shuttle, 34' PB, 21.6" VJ, 61.71 SPARQ
Breakdown: Big tackle has prototypical size; was a second team all-district pick as a junior.

OL: Maurice Porter, 6-5, 285, Marshall (Missouri City, Texas)
Results: 5.44 40, 5.13 shuttle, 40' PB, 24.1" VJ, 73.65 SPARQ
Breakdown: Porter's size and athleticism have already drawn offers from Colorado, Baylor and West Virginia.

OL: Patrick Winfield, 6-4, 269, Clear Springs (League City, Texas)
Results: 5.16 40, 5.06 shuttle, 38' PB, 21.0" VJ, 66.00 SPARQ
Breakdown: Winfield earned honorable mention all-county honors last fall.

DEFENSE

DL: Christian LaCouture, 6-4.5, 255, A&M Consolidated (College Station, Texas)
Results: 5.04 40, 4.44 shuttle, 41' PB, 26.7" VJ, 95.37 SPARQ
Breakdown: LaCouture holds offers from Texas A&M, LSU, Michigan, Texas Tech and several others.

DL: Torrodney Prevot, 6-3.5, 205, Alief Taylor (Houston)
Results: 4.67 40, 4.28 shuttle, 39' PB, 31.9" VJ, 102.81 SPARQ
Breakdown: Prevot saw his stock continue to skyrocket Saturday, securing an invite to The Opening.

DL: Zach Vaughan ('14), 6-4.5, 202, McNeil (Round Rock, Texas)
Results: 4.78 40, 4.15 shuttle, 40' PB, 29.2" VJ, 101.58 SPARQ
Breakdown: Vaughan has outstanding athletic ability for his frame; could become a monster prospect as he fills out.

DL: Vincent Taylor, 6-2, 266, Madison (San Antonio, Texas)
Results: 5.07 40, 4.75 shuttle, 35' PB, 25.4" VJ, 72.45 SPARQ
Breakdown: Taylor, who's been offered by LSU, Tennessee, Baylor and others, ran an outstanding 40 for his size.

LB: Joshua Price, 5-9, 200, Hightower (Sugar Land, Texas)
Results: 4.83 40, 4.29 shuttle, 41' PB, 27.5" VJ, 96.00 SPARQ
Breakdown: Price earned All-District 23-5A honors last fall for state finalist Hightower.

LB: Jordan Prentice, 5-11, 215, Cypress Creek (Houston)
Results: 4.83 40, 4.63 shuttle, 42' PB, 30.9" VJ, 95.43 SPARQ
Breakdown: Prentice was a second team All-District 17-5A pick in 2011.

DB: Nichorian Mardis, 5-10, 195, Westbury (Houston)
Results: 4.50 40, 4.19 shuttle, 35' PB, 33.0" VJ, 104.70 SPARQ
Breakdown: Well-built safety with great straight-line speed and quickness.

DB: Carter Odenweller, 5-11, 164, Northland Christian (Houston)
Results: 4.53 40, 4.10 shuttle, 34.5' PB, 34.9" VJ, 102.60 SPARQ
Breakdown: Had a huge junior season; rushing for over 1,000 yards and returning an interception, fumble, punt and kickoff for score.

DB: Colin Spencer, 5-9.5, 174, Woodrow Wilson (Dallas)
Results: 4.42 40, 3.87 shuttle, 39.5' PB, 41.7" VJ, 141.12 SPARQ
Breakdown: Spencer came out of nowhere to post the year's top SPARQ Rating so far.

DB: Arrion Springs ('14), 5-10.5, 188, Roosevelt (San Antonio, Texas)
Results: 4.48 40, 4.22 shuttle, 36' PB, 30.7" VJ, 100.71 SPARQ
Breakdown: Tallied 75 tackles and an interception last fall as a sophomore.

DB: Jonathan Wiggins, 6-3, 200, Alief Taylor (Houston)
Results: 4.76 40, 4.44 shuttle, 30.3" VJ
Breakdown: Texas A&M commit has terrific size and athletic ability at the safety position; could grow into linebacker.

ATH: Kendall Beckwith, 6-2.5, 225, East Feliciana (Clinton, La.)
Results: 4.83 40, 4.44 shuttle, 35' PB, 31.7" VJ, 87.87 SPARQ
Breakdown: Beckwith is a terror off the edge and could play OLB or DE in college; Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss have offered.

ATH: Terrell Brown, 6-0, 188, Hightower (Missouri City, Texas)
Results: 4.69 40, 4.37 shuttle, 35' PB, 39.4" VJ, 100.02 SPARQ
Breakdown: Brown, a DE at Hightower, missed most of his junior year with a foot injury but is fully healthy now.