DB Marvin stands out at SPARQ combine 

March, 5, 2012
MOBILE, Ala. -- Fort Walton Beach, Fla., defensive back John Marvin is hoping to see his recruitment take off soon, and he may have expedited the process on Sunday with an impressive performance at Mobile’s Nike Football SPARQ Combine.

Marvin ran a 4.66 40-yard dash, a 4.25 shuttle, threw the power ball 33 feet and posted a 36.3-inch vertical jump for a combined overall score of 96.72, the third-highest score at the event among the 2012 prospects.

“This is my first time doing this,” Marvin said. “I’ve heard that coaches look at SPARQ ratings, and on questionnaires, they ask about it, so now I’ll be able to tell them whenever they ask me what my SPARQ rating is. Hopefully, I’ll get some more offers and more interest from it.”

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