Commentary

Miami SPARQ All-Combine team

Updated: March 6, 2012, 3:29 PM ET
By Brian Stumpf

MIAMI -- Over 1,200 athletes gathered Saturday at North Miami Stadium for the South Florida stop of the Nike Football SPARQ Combine tour. This was the largest turnout in the seven years the combine tour has stopped in Dade County. Here is a look at the standout performers that make up the Miami 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: John Franklin, 6-0.5, 168, South Plantation (Plantation, Fla.)
Results: 4.56 40, 4.37 40, 32' PB, 34.8" VJ, 88.26 SPARQ
Breakdown: An honorable mention All-Broward County pick for the past two seasons.

RB: Jamal Adjamah ('14), 5-8.5, 179, Southridge (Miami)
Results: 4.74 40, 4.59 shuttle, 35' PB, 35.1" VJ, 82.47 SPARQ
Breakdown: Adjamah earned third team All-Dade honors last fall as a sophomore.

WR: Henderson Gray ('14), 5-10, 175, Monsignor Pace (Miami)
Results: 4.72 40, 4.31 shuttle, 37' PB, 38.9" VJ, 100.62 SPARQ
Breakdown: Rising junior was one of just three athletes to top 100 in the SPARQ Rating in Miami.

WR: Corey Holmes ('14), 6-1, 172, St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)
Results: 4.56 40, 4.56 shuttle, 32' PB, 39.0" VJ, 89.70 SPARQ
Breakdown: Holmes was a starter for national power Aquinas last fall as a sophomore.

WR: Jake McCrary ('14), 6-0, 182, Coral Reef (Miami)
Results: 4.65 40, 4.65 shuttle, 36.5' PB, 34.0" VJ, 86.01 SPARQ
Breakdown: Rising junior already holds an offer from Clemson.

TE: Sheldon Fleming, 6-3, 237, East Lee County (Lehigh Acres, Fla.)
Results: 4.83 40, 4.79 shuttle, 42' PB, 29.7" VJ, 94.89 SPARQ
Breakdown: Fleming is recruitable at both tight end and as a defensive lineman.

OL: Tyler Chaisson, 6-1, 257, King's Academy (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
Results: 5.67 40, 5.00 shuttle, 37' PB, 26.1" VJ, 63.90 SPARQ
Breakdown: Chaisson earned second team All-Palm Beach County honors in the fall.

OL: Yonel Henri, 6-2, 313, Northwestern (Miami)
Results: 5.49 40, 5.25 shuttle, 35' PB, 21.4" VJ, 63.72 SPARQ
Breakdown: Was part of a solid Bulls' offensive line in 2011.

OL: Joe Jenkins, 6-3, 285, Northwestern (Miami)
Results: 5.67 40, 5.19 shuttle, 41' PB, 21.7" VJ, 71.97 SPARQ
Breakdown: One of top returners at traditionally strong Miami Northwestern.

OL: Jordan Reyes, 6-6.5, 313, Krop (Miami)
Results: 5.88 40, 5.30 shuttle, 34.5' PB, 23.1" VJ, 63.12 SPARQ
Breakdown: Has the frame and strength that will catch college coaches' eyes.

OL: Charles Strippoli, 6-2, 236, Boca Raton (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Results: 5.28 40, 4.81 shuttle, 43' PB, 28.2" VJ, 82.11 SPARQ
Breakdown: Center/guard prospect put up top OL rating in Miami.

ATH: Ty Griffin, 6-0, 177, McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.)
Results: 4.55 40, 4.25 shuttle, 34' PB, 38.0" VJ, 103.05 SPARQ
Breakdown: Missed some time with injury last fall but QB/ATH could be poised to breakout.


DEFENSE


DL: Alvonte Bell
, 6-5, 218, Everglades (Miramar, Fla.)
Results: 4.88 40, 4.66 shuttle, 38.5' PB, 27.4" VJ, 79.08 SPARQ
Breakdown: This fast emerging DE has recently landed offers from Notre Dame and Ole Miss.

DL: Khairi Clark, 6-2.5, 311, Chaminade-Madonna (Hollywood, Fla.)
Results: 5.59 40, 5.35 shuttle, 40' PB, 22.4" VJ, 73.86 SPARQ
Breakdown: An all-Broward pick as a sophomore, totaling 60 tackles and eight sacks.

DL: Kyle Shortridge, 6-2, 273, Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee, Fla.)
Results: 5.22 40, 4.75 shuttle, 36.5' PB, 32.2" VJ, 88.50 SPARQ
Breakdown: Shortridge holds offers from Indiana, Louisville and Western Kentucky.

LB: Rayfield Dixon, 6-2.5, 190, Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee, Fla.)
Results: 4.90 40, 4.31 shuttle, 36' PB, 29.1" VJ, 81.72 SPARQ
Breakdown: All-Palm Beach County pick has solid frame and made 75 tackles, including 17 for loss, last fall.

LB: Matthew Thomas, 6-3, 201, Booker T. Washington (Miami)
Results: 4.65 40, 4.09 shuttle, 37' PB, 33.5" VJ, 108.36 SPARQ
Breakdown: Thomas locked up the first invite to The Opening with his showing on Saturday.

LB: Anthony Walker, 6-1, 208, Monsignor Pace (Miami)
Results: 4.48 40, 4.44 shuttle, 32' PB, 35.1" VJ, 97.71 SPARQ
Breakdown: Combo linebacker/safety was a Class 4A second team All-State and All-Dade County pick last fall.

DB: Shaquill Griffin, 6-0, 182, Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Results: 4.70 40, 4.69 shuttle, 38.5' PB, 34.4" VJ, 87.78 SPARQ
Breakdown: Griffin, who attended both Florida Nike Combines this past weekend, holds an offer from UCF.

DB: Jaquan Johnson ('15), 5-10, 173, Killian (Miami)
Results: 4.72 40, 4.47 shuttle, 32.5' PB, 32.8" VJ, 77.52 SPARQ
Breakdown: Future star was all-Dade as a freshman, intercepting five passes

DB: Will Likely, 5-6, 168, Glades Central (Belle Glade, Fla.)
Results: 4.56 shuttle, 33.5" VJ
Breakdown: Likely was the 2011 Florida Gatorade State Player of the Year.

DB: Troy McCollum, 6-0, 156, North Miami (North Miami, Fla.)
Results: 4.60 40, 4.54 shuttle, 30' PB, 31.7" VJ, 69.90 SPARQ
Breakdown: Rangy corner has offers from Ole Miss and FIU.

DB: Sojourn Shelton, 5-9, 152, Plantation (Plantation, Fla.)
Results: 4.77 40, 4.25 shuttle, 33.8" VJ, 73.23 SPARQ
Breakdown: FSU commit earned honorable mention All-Broward honors last fall.

DB: Simeon Thomas, 6-3, 173, Carol City (Miami)
Results: 4.67 40, 4.25 shuttle, 31' PB, 36.5" VJ, 89.91 SPARQ
Breakdown: Big, rangy athlete reminds us of Carol City alum and current Cincinnati Bengal Robert Sands.

ATH: Elie Turene, 5-9, 184, Seminole Ridge (Loxahatchee, Fla.)
Results: 4.70 40, 4.44 shuttle, 33.5' PB, 39.6" VJ, 93.87 SPARQ
Breakdown: Specimen contributed at RB, strong safety and linebacker last fall.