Oakland SPARQ All-Combine team

Updated: May 23, 2012, 8:50 PM ET
By Michael White | ESPNHS

Andrew BallinTom Hauck/ESPNHSHoover (Fresno, Calif.) junior running back Andrew Ballin was one of 13 athletes to top the century mark in the SPARQ rating at Saturday's Oakland SPARQ combine.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- This year's Oakland Nike Football SPARQ Combine saw nearly 1,200 athletes come out to Laney College and test against their peers. Thirteen players out of that group eclipsed the century mark in the SPARQ rating. Here are the 24 top performers from the event who earned spots on 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: Johnny Stanton, 6-2, 220 Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.)
Results: 4.79 40, 4.24 SH, 41-5 PB, 34.0 VJ, 115.56 SPARQ
Breakdown: Stanton now has the top overall SPARQ rating for quarterbacks in 2012.

RB: Andrew Ballin, 5-11, 170, Hoover (Fresno, Calif.)
Results: 4.60 40, 4.32 SH, 42-0 PB, 35.7 VJ, 110.97 SPARQ
Breakdown: Ballin had a great weekend, capping it off with an MVP performance at the Oakland NFTC the following day.

RB: Jarek Hilgers, 6-1, 200, Desert Vista (Phoenix)
Results: 4.63 40, 4.26 SH, 33-5 PB, 41.2 VJ, 110.64 SPARQ
Breakdown: An elusive back with size, Hilgers rushed for eight scores this past year.

WR: Rasean Jones, 6-0, 184, Central (Fresno, Calif.)
Results: 4.70 40, 4.36 SH, 41-0 PB, 34.0 VJ, 120.69 SPARQ
Breakdown: Jones posted the day's top SPARQ rating and followed with an impressive showing at the Nike Camp.

WR: Christian Kirk ('15), 5-9.5, 168, Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
Results: 4.62 40, 4.44 SH, 37-5 PB, 33.7 VJ, 91.65 SPARQ
Breakdown: Had a breakout freshman year with 34 catches for 589 yards. Already has offers from UCLA and Arizona State.

TE: John Mundt, 6-4.5, 228, Cathedral Catholic (Modesto, Calif.)
Results: 4.76 40, 4.32 SH, 41-5 PB, 33.9 VJ, 114.57 SPARQ
Breakdown: Super athletic tight end has been offered by Colorado, Fresno State and San Diego State.

OL: Jacob Alsadek, 6-7, 345, Torrey Pines (San Diego)
Results: 5.74 40, 5.12 SH, 41-0 PB, 22.4 VJ, 88.68 SPARQ
Breakdown: Combination of size and athleticism should eventually spark some interest in coaches.

OL: Derrick Stom, 6-1, 276, Las Lomas (Walnut Creek, Calif.)
Results: 5.41 40, 4.41 SH, 40-0 PB, 25.6 VJ, 88.59 SPARQ
Breakdown: Stom has ideal size and lateral speed to be a solid guard who can get to edge and make room.

OL: Zane Ventimiglia ('14), 6-2, 303, Shasta (Redding, Calif.)
Results: 5.76 40, 5.06 SH, 40-0 PB, 19.6 VJ, 68.58 SPARQ
Breakdown: Young prospect is also a great shot and discus thrower for the track team.

OL: Justin Gilbert, 6-2, 250, Enochs (Modesto, Calif.)
Results: 5.24 40, 4.69 SH, 42-0 PB, 23.4 VJ, 80.46 SPARQ
Breakdown: Delivered a strong power ball toss to go with a decent vertical jump.

OL: Brett Higbee, 6-1, 265, California (San Ramon, Calif.)
Results: 5.55 40, 4.60 SH, 38-5 PB, 27.6 VJ, 79.29 SPARQ
Breakdown: HIgbee reports that he can squat more than 500 pounds.

ATH: Corbin Jountti, 5-11, 198, Liberty (Bakersfield, Calif.)
Results: 4.79 40, 4.23 SH, 39-0 PB, 35.8 VJ, 104.88 SPARQ
Breakdown: Rushed for more than 1,400 yards last year to earning all-league and all-area honors.

DEFENSE

DL: Jack Powers, 6-5.5, 249, Palma (Salinas, Calif.)
Results: 5.32 40, 4.70 SH, 38-5 PB, 26.3 VJ, 73.89 SPARQ
Breakdown: Earned multiples postseason honors after a standout junior year. Air Force, Fresno State and Washington State have each offered.

DL: Kennedy Emesibe ('14), 6-3, 225, Oak Hills (Hesperia, Calif.)
Results: 4.97 40, 4.76 SH, 36-0 PB, 35.5 VJ, 87.96 SPARQ
Breakdown: Hard work has been paying off as he improved his rating nearly 30 points since last year.

DL: Justin Barlow, 6-3, 237, Great Oak (Temecula, Calif.)
Results: 5.32 40, 4.76 SH, 44-0 PB, 32.6 VJ, 89.73 SPARQ
Breakdown: Barlow gets the nod after posting the days top powerball throw.

LB: Philip Wright, 6-1, 223, Cardinal Newman (Santa Rosa, Calif.)
Results: 4.88 40, 4.36 SH, 37-0 PB, 37.4 VJ, 103.98 SPARQ
Breakdown: Wright had a monster junior year with 160 tackles to earn All-North Bay League honors.

LB: Tanner Vallejo, 6-1, 220, Nevada Union (Grass Valley, Calif.)
Results: 4.74 40, 4.30 SH, 35-5 PB, 32.6 VJ, 97.17 SPARQ
Breakdown: An All-State selection this past year after making more than 150 tackles, Vallejo has more than 10 offers.

LB: Raymond Hudson, 6-3, 229, Foothill (Pleasanton, Calif.)
Results: 4.96 40, 4.36 SH, 38-5 PB, 30.3 VJ, 92.34 SPARQ
Breakdown: Hudson not only is a great defensive player but also a great tight end who caught 47 passes for 578 yards and six touchdowns to go with 75 tackles last season.

LB: Johan Williams, 6-1, 214, Central Catholic (Modesto, Calif.)
Results: 4.88 40, 4.46 SH, 38-5 PB, 31.3 VJ, 89.88 SPARQ
Breakdown: Williams will look to parlay this performance with a strong senior year to show he has the skills to play at next level.

DB: Kris Sapp, 5-11.5, 172, Inderkum (Sacramento, Calif.)
Results: 4.72 40, 4.29 SH, 35-0 PB, 37.2 VJ, 93.93 SPARQ
Breakdown: Sapp had 48 tackles and two interceptions during his junior year.

DB: John Kreifels, 5-8, 195, Downey (Modesto, Calif.)
Results: 4.58 40, 4.29 SH, 42-0 PB, 36.2 VJ, 118.86 SPARQ
Breakdown: Kreifels, who had 82 tackles and eight sacks as a junior, had the No. 2 SPARQ rating in Oakland.

DB: Jalen Ortiz, 5-9, 167, Centennial (Peoria, Ariz.)
Results: 4.54 40, 4.27 SH, 35-5 PB, 35.1 VJ, 98.40 SPARQ
Breakdown: Ortiz isn't just a lockdown corner -- he ran for 1,187 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior.

DB: Ryan Severson, 5-10, 186, Valley Christian (San Jose, Calif.)
Results: 4.49 40, 4.33 SH, 36-0 PB, 33.8 VJ, 101.04 SPARQ
Breakdown: Hard-nosed safety racked up 110 tackles this past year and has been offered by Navy and Army.

ATH: Brandon Monroe, 5-11, 195, Del Oro (Loomis, Calif.)
Results: 4.64 40, 4.19 SH, 39-5 PB, 33.1 VJ, 107.82 SPARQ
Breakdown: Monroe had a great junior year, resulting in an offer from Fresno State.