Run and play -- not the same thing

Originally Published: July 2, 2013
By Mitch Sherman | RecruitingNation

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- How might Bo Jackson have fared in a Nike SPARQ combine, or, for that matter, Jerry Rice?

Both are legends of American sport and giant figures here on the Nike campus, where Monday night Speedy Noil, an elite prospect from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, won the SPARQ national championship to cap the first day of competition at The Opening.

Noil, shirtless under the hot Oregon sun in his final of four attempts at the 40-yard dash, clocked in at 4.46 ...

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