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Ohio SPARQ All-Combine team

4/6/2013

MASSILLON, Ohio -- Over 1,400 athletes gathered on Feb. 16 just down the road from the NFL Hall of Fame at Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, for the third stop of the 2013 Nike Football SPARQ Combine Tour. Here is a look at the 25 standout performers who make up the Ohio All-Combine Team.

Note: Selections are based upon combine performance as well as past and projected on-field performance. Athletes must have completed two of the four combine tests to be eligible for selection. Athletes are in the Class of 2014 unless otherwise noted.

OFFENSE

QB: Mike Berry, 6-foot-1, 219 pounds, Beavercreek (Ohio) High

Results: 4.85 40-yard dash, 4.28 shuttle, 40-foot power ball throw, 29.1-inch vertical jump, 97.77 SPARQ Rating

Breakdown: The dual-threat QB also lines up at running back in the wing "T" system and can beat opponents with an impressive combination of speed and power.

RB: Jarred Brevard, 5-7 1/2, 188, Pittsburgh Shady Side Academy

Results: 4.57 40, 4.20 shuttle, 39.0'PB, 34.5" VJ, 109.65 SPARQ

Breakdown: Rushed for over 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns during his junior season.

RB: Darrin Hall Jr. (2015), 5-11 1/2, 194, Youngstown (Ohio) Austintown Fitch

Results: 4.68 40, 4.35 shuttle, 34.5' PB, 27.9" VJ, 83.64 SPARQ

Breakdown: Becoming one of the more heavily recruited backs for 2015 with offers already from Illinois, Indiana and Nebraska.

RB: L.J. Scott, 5-10, 224, Marion (Ohio) Harding

Results: 4.76 40, 4.25 shuttle, 42.0' PB, 30.4" VJ, 110.82 SPARQ

Breakdown: Well-built runner has been offered by Kent State and has an impressive list of suitors taking interest.

RB: Parris Campbell, 6-0, 181, Akron (Ohio) St. Vincent-St. Mary's

Results: 4.47 40, 4.60 shuttle, 31.0' PB, 38.9" VJ, 92.37

Breakdown: Future Ohio State Buckeye carried his team to the OHSAA Division III State Championship.

RB: Jerome Baker Jr. , 6-1, 190, Cleveland (Ohio) Benedictine

Results: 4.54 40, 4.09 shuttle, 35.5' PB, 32.8" VJ, 106.35 SPARQ

Breakdown: Made significant improvements in every test from last year, raising his SPARQ Rating over 25 points.

WR: Thaddeus Snodgrass, 6-0, 180, Springfield (Ohio)

Results: 4.65 40, 4.30 shuttle, 35.0' PB, 30.8" VJ, 88.23 SPARQ

Breakdown: Highly ranked receiver has a long list of offers and recently picked up first two from SEC schools Kentucky and South Carolina.

WR: Terry McLaurin, 6-0, 175, Indianapolis Cathedral

Results: 4.43 40, 4.29 shuttle, 39.0' PB, 38.0" VJ, 116.55 SPARQ

Breakdown: McLaurin was the go-to player through the air this season, leading Cathedral to another state championship.

TE: Beau Hoffman, 6-1 1/2, 197, Massillon (Ohio) Washington

Results: 4.73 40, 4.03 shuttle, 42.5' PB, 33.2 VJ, 119.58 SPARQ

Breakdown: Extremely impressive to see a player of his size and position post the top SPARQ Rating on the day.

OL: Nathaniel Devers, 6-3, 270, Massillon (Ohio) Washington

Results: 5.19 40, 4.76 shuttle, 38.0' PB, 22.5" VJ, 72.27 SPARQ

Breakdown: Moves extremely well for size; it’s ideal for a guard prospect to be able to get out on edge.

OL: Brady Taylor, 6-4, 267, Columbus (Ohio) Bishop Ready

Results: 5.12 40, 4.62 shuttle, 37.0' PB, 26.4" VJ, 80.04 SPARQ

Breakdown: Bowling Green and Toledo have jumped in early with offers and should see more to come.

ATH: Dennis Briggs, 5-10, 195, Pittsburgh Shady Side Academy

Results: 4.65 40, 4.19 shuttle, 36.0' PB, 33.2" VJ, 100.53 SPARQ

Breakdown: After a strong junior year, the versatile back showed the speed necessary to possibly play ball on the collegiate level.

ATH: Malik Seales, 5-9, 222, Flint (Mich.) Carmen-Ainsworth

Results: 4.83 40, 4.35 shuttle, 40' PB

Breakdown: Dual-threat type running back caught 82 passes for 832 yards as a junior.

DEFENSE

DL: Alex Neering, 6-6 1/2, 230, Essexville (Mich.) Garber

Results: 5.10 40, 4.66 shuttle, 39.0' PB, 28.2" VJ, 78.15 SPARQ

Breakdown: Has ideal size with above-average speed to garner some attention as a rush end. He was named to multiple all-state teams this season.

DL: Charlie Yost, 6-5, 231, Livonia (Mich.) Churchill

Results: 5.11 40, 4.47 shuttle, 35.5' PB, 26.0" VJ, 73.17 SPARQ

Breakdown: Monster junior season consisted of 12 tackles for loss with 102 total tackles and earned him Detroit Free Press All-Area honors.

DL: Kenny Finley, 6-2, 269, Muskegon (Mich.)

Results: 5.23 40, 4.59 shuttle, 37.0' PB, 29.5" VJ, 85.02 SPARQ

Breakdown: Strong and athletic, Finley had a strong junior season and could really benefit from more impressive performances this spring.

LB: Dameon Willis, 6-1, 210, Cleveland St. Ignatius

Results: 4.74 40, 4.60 shuttle, 38.0' PB, 32.8" VJ, 90.84 SPARQ

Breakdown: Don’t be surprised to see a few schools come offering Willis, who was the top underclassman on the nationally ranked St. Ignatius squad.

LB: Chris Frey Jr. , 6-2, 214, Columbus (Ohio) Upper Arlington

Results: 4.75 40, 4.31 shuttle, 37.5' PB, 33.3 VJ, 100.20 SPARQ

Breakdown: Versatile athlete has offers to play linebacker as well as safety.

LB: Airius Moore, 5-11 1/2, 212, Beavercreek (Ohio) High

Results: 5.08 40, 4.41 shuttle, 41.0' PB, 28.3" VJ, 89.16 SPARQ

Breakdown: Was selected to multiple postseason teams, leading to offers from Illinois and Cincinnati.

DB: Jalen Fox, 5-10, 175, Wyoming (Ohio) High

Results: 4.75 40, 4.40 shuttle 35.0' PB, 37.4" VJ, 90.27 SPARQ

Breakdown: Was a Division III all-state selection after recording five interceptions and 57 tackles during his junior season.

DB: Shaun Crawford (2015) , 5-9, 168, Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward's

Results: 4.51 40, 4.23 shuttle, 30.5' PB, 37.4" VJ, 90.03 SPARQ

Breakdown: The defensive back is also an electrifying wide receiver, but it’s his cover skills that have earned him offers from Tennessee and Illinois.

DB: Jack Walz, 5-10.5, 191, Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward's

Results: 4.65 40, 3.90 shuttle, 34.0' PB, 33.6" VJ, 107.73 SPARQ

Breakdown: Fleet-footed cover corner posted the day’s top shuttle time.

DB: Tim Cason, 5-11 1/2, 179, Clarkston (Mich.) High

Results: 4.78 40, 4.25 shuttle, 37.0' PB, 30.3" VJ, 88.41 SPARQ

Breakdown: Had a breakout junior season, leading to offers from Bowling Green, Toledo and Michigan State.

ATH: Marcus Whitfield, 5-11 1/2, 166, Massillon (Ohio) Washington

Results: 4.58 40, 3.95 SH, 35.0' PB, 29.6" VJ, 99.87 SPARQ

Breakdown: Akron, Toledo and Kent State have offered the speedy two-way standout.

ATH: Marcus Samuels, 5-9, 169, Riverview (Mich.) High

Results: 4.46 40, 4.40 shuttle, 31.5' PB, 35.8" VJ, 92.82 SPARQ

Breakdown: Rushed for 1,285 yards last season earning a spot on the Division 3 AP All-State Team.