Dallas NUC: Class of 2011 standouts

DUNCANVILLE, Texas – Roughly 120 athletes came to compete on Day 2 of the Dallas National Underclassmen Combine on Sunday.
An Oklahoma commit with nothing left to prove left the camp with Overall MVP honors and an underclassmen gunslinger stole the show.
Below is a breakdown of the top prospects as seen by Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst Barry Every.
Johnathan Abercrombie, 5-8/164, APB, Cedar Hill (Texas)
ASSETS: Has excellent speed, good change of direction and is very competitive.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Will need to add more muscle mass and strength while working on becoming a more consistent pass catcher.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Ran the fastest 40 of the day at 4.42 while posting a 4.26 shuttle and a 32-inch vertical.
CONCLUSION: Managed to get some playing time this past year in a loaded backfield at Cedar Hill. He will again be sharing carries but should see a bigger workload. Look for him to get looks from C-USA, MAC and WAC teams looking to improve their speed.

Kentrell Brothers
, 6-0/207, ILB, Guthrie (Okla.)
ASSETS: Very physical, ultra competitive and instinctual.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: As good as he is on the film and on the field he needs to work on all phases of combine testing. Brothers will most likely end up playing inside so adding at least 25 more pounds is a must.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Did the best job of all linebackers of taking backs off their intended routes and rendering them useless in the passing game. His efforts garnered a share of the LB MVP award.
CONCLUSION: He already has seven offers, and more are likely to come if colleges expect any chances of signing him. Expect Brothers to be a stalwart on special teams and a possible two-year starter.

James Driskell
, 5-9/151, WR, McKinney (Texas) Boyd
ASSETS: Possesses very good speed, runs sharp routes and is a sure-handed receiver.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: This future college slot receiver has to gain more weight and improve his overall strength. This will help him combat tight man coverage and withstand the beating receivers take over the middle.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: One of three players on the day that broke a 4.5 in the 40, and he was money catching balls during individual and one-on-ones. Driskell’s efforts did not go unnoticed as he grabbed a share of WR MVP honors.
CONCLUSION: His skill set fits perfect into pass-happy offenses like SMU and Houston or any team looking to upgrade their speed at the inside receiver position.

Dane Evans
, 6-0/182, PQB, Sanger (Texas) (2012)
ASSETS: Quick release, above average arm strength and excellent accuracy.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: There is never a guarantee that someone will get taller, so adding size and strength while improving mobility is always an asset for a shorter quarterback.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: It was obvious he had varsity experience because Evans understood the importance of depth in the pocket and making quick and precise reads during the one-on-ones. His overall performance would have won the QB MVP award from the previous day.
CONCLUSION: This is one gunslinger I recommend all colleges keep a close eye on since he still has two more years to hone his passing skills. Even if he does not grow another inch I believe he has the tools to develop into a solid DI prospect.

Ronnie Green
, 5-7/166, APB, Cedar Hill (Texas)
ASSETS: Tremendously quick feet, good speed, above-average hands and excellent body control.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Adding at least 10 more pounds of muscle mass will allow him to carry the ball a few more times a game.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Green had the quickest feet of any player, regardless of position, in this camp. He was also nearly impossible to cover, making precise cuts that caused linebackers to whiff as they came up to make contact. He was a no brainer for RB MVP.
CONCLUSION: One of many backs that shared carries last season at Cedar Hill (Texas). After seeing his performance on Sunday I have to believe Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire is going to find ways for Green to get more touches. His skill set makes him the quintessential all-purpose back.

Ty Hook
, 6-0/217, ILB, Denton (Texas) Ryan
ASSETS: Tremendous overall body structure, very good speed and as strong as they come for his position.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Hook actually plays defensive end, and he really needs as much practice as possible moving in space while covering backs and tight ends.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: His muscular body structure and combine numbers were mind boggling. Hook ran a 4.48 40, 4.38 shuttle, benched 185 pounds 35 times, recorded a vertical of 35.5 inches and had a 10-foot-0 broad jump. He easily took claim as Combine King and Strongest Man.
CONCLUSION: He is receiving interest at this time, but most college coaches are trying to decide if he can make the transition from playing with a hand on the ground to playing in on two legs. Someone will take a chance on him being a downhill inside linebacker based on his testing numbers alone.

Ross Hudson
, 6-0/194, DQB, Rockwall (Texas) Heath
ASSETS: Has good arm strength, above-average mobility and nice spin on his passes.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Needs varsity game experience which should help improve his timing with receivers and his confidence.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Showed the arm strength to make all throws during one-on-ones, and did a nice job verbally communicating with his receivers. His efforts did not go unnoticed as he won QB MVP.
CONCLUSION: Needs to hit the camp circuit at colleges still looking for a quarterback. He should be able to get the right help from Heath coach Mickey Moss who recently has sent quarterbacks to Baylor and Houston.

Kameel Jackson
, 6-0/195, WR, Arlington (Texas) Sam Houston
ASSETS: Exceptional hands and body control with much-improved speed.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Needs to continue to run track because it has already made a major difference in his 40 speed.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Has that ability to make plays on balls thought to be uncatchable. Jackson also does a nice job selling routes and coming out of his breaks. He ended up being the easy choice for Overall MVP in this camp.
CONCLUSION: Already committed to Oklahoma and he stated that he was very firm even though Texas A&M and Notre Dame have not given up recruiting him.

Alfredo Morales
, 6-3/277, OG, Arlington (Texas) Sam Houston
ASSETS: Has good overall body structure, is not afraid to mix it up and excellent use of hands.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: He could work on improving the quickness of his pass set.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: Did an excellent job running his feet after initial contact with defenders during the one-on-ones. There was little doubt about his award-winning performance throughout the day among the linemen.
CONCLUSION: Currently has one offer, but that will increase as colleges make their treks through his school during the spring recruiting period. He has the size and talent to play at the BCS level.

Marcus Vaughn
, 6-0/201, WR, Pearland (Texas) Dawson
ASSETS: Very muscular receiver that runs sharp routes, and possesses above-average hands.
AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT: Needs to improve his foot quickness and overall speed which should help him create more separation between himself and defenders.
WHAT WAS MOST IMPRESSIVE: His overall body structure is that of a huge running back which he uses to his advantage while making catches in tight coverage.
CONCLUSION: Currently has a Houston offer, and could gain more recruiting momentum during the spring evaluation period. He is an ideal possession receiver in the spread offense.

Others who impressed:

Kenneth Davis, WR, Arlington (Texas) Juan Seguin; James Floyd, OG, Fort Worth (Texas) Paschal; Jalen Park, WR, Duncanville (Texas); Blake Turner, DQB, Rockwall (Texas)


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