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Updated: February 18, 2010, 8:37 PM ET
By Kynon Codrington | ESPN RISE

The Mobile Nike Combine produced some of the top prospects in the Class of 2011, but there were a handful of underclassmen that left their mark as well.

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Here's a look at six players from the combine who have future star written all over them and what they need to do to get there.

Tylor Harris, 6-2, 210, DE, Episcopal (Baton Rouge, La.) Class of 2012
Harris possesses the agility and strength to be an effective pass rusher. He has a quick first step and nice frame. His body should be able to add more bulk without losing any speed. We think he has a chance to continue to shine on the camp and combine circuit.

Lewis Hunter, 5-10, 164, WR, Fairhope (Fairhope, Ala.) Class of 2012
Hunter turned in a great combine performance with a 4.63 40 and 39 inch vertical. He has the speed and athletic ability to make plays downfield. He may have entered the combine under-the-radar, but look for defenses to pay attention to this speedster next season.

I'tavius Mathers, 5-11, 180, RB, Blackman (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) Class of 2012
Mathers rushed for 631 yards and 6 TD's as a sophomore while sharing the backfield. He clocked a 4.62 40 and 4.15 shuttle to post a 96.24 SPARQ Rating. He combines a nice combination of straight line speed and lateral quickness. The all-around back led his team to their first district title and a 10-2 season in Class 6A. Next year he should post better numbers as the feature back.

Kyron Samuels, 6-0, 276, OL, Fairhope (Fairhope, Ala.) Class of 2012
Fairhope coaches have to be excited to return the aforementioned Hunter at receiver and Samuels along the line. The powerful lineman had the highest power ball throw of 42-6 feet. He has excellent upper body strength and quick feet. We look for him to be a stalwart at one of the tackle spots.

Jarvis Turner, 6-1, 189, WR, Murphy (Mobile, Ala.) Class of 2012
Turner is a gifted athlete with nice size. He recorded a 4.67 40 to go along with his 38.9 inch vertical jump. His body should fill out without losing his explosive burst. He has the skill set to be a difference maker on the edge.

Walker Van Hooser, 6-1, 178, QB, Trinity Presbyterian (Montgomery, Ala.) Class of 2012
Van Hooser comes from an athletic background. His brother, Wilson, is a wide receiver at Tulane. Walker ran a 4.60 40 time and tossed the power ball throw 32 feet. He spent time at safety and wide receiver last fall. Once he settles into his primary position he should begin to maximize his full potential.