NUC Baton Rouge: New names to watch 

March, 4, 2013
ZACHARY, La. -- Most of the big, proven names from Louisiana skipped the National Underclassman Combine in the Baton Rouge suburb of Zachary Sunday.

With Nike recently having had its SPARQ combine in New Orleans and Under Armour events coming up, many top names passed on working out on Zachary's artificial turf.

Tight end Jacory Washington (Westlake, La./Westlake) stayed in street clothes until one-on-one drills. Running backs Sione Palelei (Gonzales, La//East Ascension and local favorite Forrest Town (Zachary, La./Zachary), who finished third out of some 1,500 participants at the recent SPARQ combine in Houston, were there in street clothes as well.

Martell Hawthorne
Gary Laney/ESPNMartell Hawthorne's opened eyes with his performance at the NUC Baton Rouge.
We've covered the performances of big names such as LSU commits Washington and Devin Voorhies (Woodville, Miss./Wilkinson County), but there were more names worth keeping an eye on, including the younger brother of a current Alabama defensive back. Here are a few of them:

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