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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Portland SPARQ All-Combine team

By Kynon Codrington
ESPNHS

Portland SPARQ
Tualatin (Ore.) linebacker Jeffrey Williams delivered the second-best SPARQ rating at the Portland Nike Football SPARQ Combine.

The Portland Nike Football SPARQ Combine saw nearly 600 players converge on the fields at Tigard High School for the last event on the 2012 national tour. While many had great performances, only 24 were good enough to make the 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: Tristan Burke, 6-2, 176, North Valley (Grants Pass, Ore.)
Results: 4.84 40, 4.16 SH, 32-0 PB, 28.6 VJ, 77.79 SPARQ
Breakdown: Accounted for nearly 3,000 yards of total offense and 36 touchdowns during monster junior season.

RB: Johnny Ragin, 6-2.5, 199, Wilsonville (Ore.)
Results: 4.71 40, 4.28 SH, 42-0 PB, 33.8 VJ, 111.48 SPARQ
Breakdown: Power back increased his rating 21 points and finished with the day's highest mark.

RB: Tanner Shipley, 6-2, 177, Wilsonville (Ore.)
Results: 4.75 40, 4.03 SH, 31-5 PB, 33.7 VJ, 93.30 SPARQ
Breakdown: Oregon State and Wyoming have offered the multi-purpose back who rushed for more than 1,200 yards and had 16 scores.

RB: Zach Floyd, 5-8.5, 175, Tigard (Ore.)
Results: 4.76 40, 4.10 SH, 37-5 PB, 34.0 VJ, 100.47 SPARQ
Breakdown: The quick running back and return man was one of six to top the century mark in the SPARQ rating.

WR: Addison Johnson ('14), 5-8, 167, Coeur D'Alene (Idaho)
Results: 4.57 40, 4.19 SH, 33-5 PB, 39.4 VJ, 103.56 SPARQ
Breakdown: Great 40 time and vertical jump for the flanker who already posted a 105.99 SPARQ Rating at the Long Beach Nike Combine earlier this spring.

WR: E'Lon Mack ('14), 5-11, 169, Heritage (Vancouver, Wash.)
Results: 4.62 40, 4.41 SH, 35-0 PB, 36.9 VJ, 92.58 SPARQ
Breakdown: Rising junior caught 48 passes for 617 yards and scored six touchdowns last fall.

TE: David Ajamu, 6-4.5, 231, Shelton (Wash.)
Results: 4.92 40, 4.59 SH, 39-5 PB, 32.5 VJ, 92.07 SPARQ
Breakdown: All-league pick as a junior; excellent frame for the position.

TE: Alec Dhaenens, 6-3.5, 240, Fruitland (Idaho)
Results: 5.07 40, 4.54 SH, 39-5 PB, 26.3 VJ, 81.84 SPARQ
Breakdown: The Boise State commit hauled in 24 passes for 597 yards and eight touchdowns during junior campaign.

OL: Scott Quessenberry, 6-3.5, 268, La Costa Canyon (Carlsbad, Calif.)
Results: 5.09 40, 4.57 SH, 40-0 PB, 29.3 VJ, 93.69 SPARQ
Breakdown: Superb shuttle time and vertical for a player that size. Nebraska, San Diego State, Wisconsin, and UCLA stand out among his 17 offers.

OL: Skyler Phillips, 6-3, 338, Churchill (Eugene, Ore.)
Results: 5.37 40, 4.81 SH, 44-0 PB, 25.1 VJ, 98.58 SPARQ
Breakdown: Top rating among the OL group and had the day's highest power ball toss.

OL: Kaleb McGary ('14), 6-7.5, 273, Fife (Tacoma, Wash.)
Results: 5.31 40, 4.73 SH, 32-0 PB, 23.0 VJ, 61.44 SPARQ
Breakdown: Massive tackle prospect already reports an early offer from Oregon State.

ATH: Trevor Bearden ('14), 6-1, 198, Live Oak (Morgan Hill, Calif.)
Results: 4.65 40, 4.22 SH, 33-0 PB, 33.7 VJ, 95.82 SPARQ
Breakdown: Checked in at receiver, but made all-area as a RB, posting 1,275 rushing yards.

DEFENSE

DL: Micah Merfeld, 6-3, 233, Union (Camas, Wash.)
Results: 5.06 40, 4.62 SH, 38-0 PB, 27.2 VJ, 77.55 SPARQ
Breakdown: Two-sport athlete made All-State in the high jump.

DL: Jeremiah Hazard, 6-3, 250, Coeur D'Alene (Idaho)

Results: 5.25 40, 4.59 SH, 37-0 PB, 30.8 VJ, 82.02 SPARQ
Breakdown: Strong power ball toss and solid shuttle time. Reports an Idaho State offer.

DL: Mitch Lomax, 6-4, 227, Lake Oswego (Ore.)
Results: 4.93 40, 4.37 SH, 36-0 PB, 23.5 VJ, 76.89 SPARQ
Breakdown: Plays LB, but could be a rush end with added bulk. Portland State has offered the tough defender.

LB: Jeffrey Williams, 6-1.5, 213, Tualatin (Ore.)
Results: 4.82 40, 4.50 SH, 42-0 PB, 34.4 VJ, 104.49 SPARQ
Breakdown: Good run-stopping linebacker with above-average football instincts.

LB: Raymond Hudson, 6-4, 228, Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.)
Results: 4.92 40, 4.27 SH, 41-0 PB, 28.5 VJ, 101.43 SPARQ
Breakdown: Nabbed five interceptions and two forced fumbles on defense while scoring six touchdowns at tight end this past season.

LB: Nathan Ahlers, 6-0, 210, Sutter Union (Sutter, Calif.)
Results: 4.79 40, 4.28 SH, 37-5 PB, 30.5 VJ, 94.65 SPARQ
Breakdown: Named second team all-section after recording 80 tackles and 5.5 sacks last season.

LB: Jordan Hoiem ('14), 6-4.5, 208, Baldwin (Wailuku, Hawaii)
Results: 4.84 40, 4.34 SH, 38-0 PB, 27.8 VJ, 87.36 SPARQ
Breakdown: Tall, rangy 'backer is one of the top players from the Aloha State. He sports an offer from Hawaii.

DB: Xavier Lewis, 6-0, 186, Eaglecrest (Centennial, Colo.)
Results: 4.76 40, 4.22 SH, 36-0 PB, 34.0 VJ, 94.80 SPARQ
Breakdown: Hard-nosed safety with lateral quickness and speed.

DB: Kyle Buss, 5-9.5, 170, Shenendehowa (Clifton Park, N.Y.)
Results: 4.76 40, 4.15 SH, 36-5 PB, 30.3 VJ, 90.27 SPARQ
Breakdown: Team's second-leading tackler last season was a section all-star.

DB: Ryan Walsh, 5-11.5, 164, Wilsonville (Ore.)
Results: 4.64 40, 4.28 SH, 36-5 PB, 33.8 VJ, 94.05 SPARQ Breakdown: Clocked a fast forty time at 4.64 and showed good agility in the shuttle.

DB: Robert Keathley, 6-0.5, 188, Bakersfield Christian (Calif.)
Results: 4.92 40, 4.47 SH, 35-0 PB, 35.3 VJ, 81.99 SPARQ
Breakdown: Racked up 49 tackles and two sacks for the Eagles last season.

DB: Jack Anderson, 6-2, 181, Lake Oswego (Ore.)
Results: 4.87 40, 4.15 SH, 31-0 PB, 26.9 VJ, 74.25 SPARQ
Breakdown: Notched nine interceptions for the undefeated Class 6A State Champions.