Atlanta Nike SPARQ Combine standouts

March, 3, 2013
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ATLANTA -- More than 1,700 student-athletes took part Saturday in the Nike SPARQ Combine here, a record for the event. Players from across the Southeast braved freezing conditions, snow flurries and significant wind chill to compete and test their athletic ability in the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump and power ball throw. Below are the standouts from the event, which includes several prominent recruits and some off-the-radar prospects for the 2014 and 2015 classes.

Top SPARQ Ratings

Daryl Rollins, RB (Knoxville, Tenn./Fulton) - 111.21
Dillon Bates, LB, (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Ponte Vedra) - 109.05
Nick Chubb, ESPN Watch List RB (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown) - 107.16
Khari Blasingame, DB (Huntsville, Ala./Buckhorn) - 106.89
Taj Griffin, 2015 RB (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern) - 105.42

Top 40-yard dashes

Daryl Rollins, RB, (Knoxville, Tenn./Fulton) - 4.41
Taj Griffin, RB (2015), (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern) - 4.43
Eric Montgomery, RB (2015) (Powder Springs, Ga./Hillgrove) - 4.51
Hanson Guice, RB, (Midway, Ala./Barbour County) - 4.53
Tyler Henderson, RB, (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill) - 4.53

Top shuttle times

Daryl Rollins, RB, (Knoxville, Tenn./Fulton) - 4.00
Penny Smith, ATH, (Knoxville, Tenn./Fulton) - 4.03
Sean O'Brian, WR, (Prattville, Ala./Prattville Christian) - 4.09
Stephen Reynolds, CB, (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) - 4.09
Tyler Vaught, QB, (Maryville,Tenn./Maryville) - 4.09
Brandon Watkins, RB, (Decatur, Ala./Austin) - 4.09

Top vertical jumps

Taj Griffin, RB (2015), (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern) - 40"
Eric Abernathy, DB, (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Oakland) - 39.1"
Hanson Guice, RB, (Midway, Ala./Barbour County) - 38.9"
Darnell Webb Jr., WR (2015), (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest) - 38.2"
Allen Anderson, RB, (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Fort Walton Beach) - 37.9"

Top power ball tosses

Collin Giesey, DL, (Douglasville, Ga./Alexander) - 42'
Tra Malloy, OL, (Lilburn, Ga./Parkview) - 40.5'
Khari Blasingame, DB (Huntsville, Ala./Buckhorn) - 39'
Dillon Bates, LB, (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Ponte Vedra) - 39'

Notable prospects in attendance with FBS offers

Nick Chubb, ESPN Watch List RB, (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown), 5-foot-11, 216 pounds, 4.10 shuttle, 34' power ball toss, 37.1" vertical jump, 107.16 SPARQ
Racean Thomas, ESPN Watch List RB, (Oxford, Ala./Oxford), 5-10, 202 pounds, 4.62 forty, 4.50 shuttle, 31'power ball toss, 33.7" vertical jump, 84.87 SPARQ
Dillon Bates, LB, (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Ponte Vedra), 6-3, 213 pounds, 4.79 forty, 4.28 shuttle, 39' power ball toss, 37" vertical jump, 109.05 SPARQ
Rashaan Evans, ESPN Watch List OLB, (Auburn, Ala./Auburn), 6-3, 211 pounds, 4.72 forty, 4.43 shuttle, 29' power ball toss, 33.6" vertical jump, 81.30 SPARQ
Christian Harris, OT, (Suwanee, Ga./Collins Hill), 6-5, 275 pounds, 5.08 forty, 4.84 shuttle, 34' power ball toss, 26.7" vertical jump, 73.26 SPARQ
Darious Latimore, CB, (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett), 6-foot, 161 pounds, 4.65 forty, 4.40 shuttle, 28' power ball toss, 33.1" vertical jump, 72.15 SPARQ
Petera Wilson, LB, (Memphis, Tenn./White Station), 6-2, 210 pounds, 32' power ball toss, 35.8" vertical jump
Blaise Taylor, ATH (Auburn, Ala./Auburn) 5-7, 157 pounds, 4.63 forty, 4.13 shuttle, 32' power ball toss, 31.4" vertical jump, 86.85 SPARQ
C.J. Fuller, RB, (Easley, S.C./Easley), 5-10, 204 pounds, 4.69 forty, 4.31 shuttle, 33' power ball toss, 32.6" vertical jump, 91.02 SPARQ
Cornelius Sturghill, WR, (Memphis, Tenn./Melrose), 5-10, 165 pounds, 4.35 shuttle, 30' power ball toss, 32.7" vertical jump
Derek Barnett, DE, (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy), 6-3, 263 pounds, 4.89 forty, 4.56 shuttle, 35.5' power ball toss, 28.6" vertical jump, 86.76 SPARQ
Terry Godwin, ATH (2015), (Hoganville, Ga./Callaway), 6-foot, 170 pounds 4.34 shuttle, 27.5' power ball toss, 29.4" vertical jump
D'Andre Walker. DE (2015), (Fairburn, Ga./Langston Hughes), 6-3, 210 pounds, 4.63 forty, 4.38 shuttle, 28' power ball toss, 30.9" vertical jump, 80.43 SPARQ
Taj Griffin, RB (2015), (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern), 5-9, 171 pounds, 4.43 forty, 4.15 shuttle, 28.5' power ball toss, 40" vertical jump, 105.42 SPARQ
Austin Bryant, DE (2015), (Thomasville, Ga./Thomas County Central), 6-3, 240 pounds, 4.97 forty, 4.60 shuttle, 35' power ball toss, 27.8" vertical jump, 76.35 SPARQ

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