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Gainesville Combine Recap

MVP Charles Strong

MVP Charles Strong

Here is a complete recap of our Gainesville Combine, which took place at Santa Fe High on February 7.

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Charles Strong was the Overall MVP of this event. At 6-foot-1.5 and 226 pounds, the 2018 running back prospect from PK Yonge put on a show. His 4.15 shuttle and 43-foot power toss were both tops at the event. He’s a very talented athlete who already has scholarship offers from Florida State and Florida. One of the best 2018 prospects in the entire state of Florida, he has a big time future.  http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4398828/charles-strong

Ja’len Parks is a big time defensive line prospect. The 2017 from Newberry High was the Overall MVP here last year and was the Defensive Line MVP this year. At 6-foot-5 and 304 pounds, his testing numbers were excellent. He then absolutely dominated during 1on1 drills. Parks, already committed to Florida State since last year, is one of the premier defensive line prospects in the entire country. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3117855/jalen-parks

Ivory Mack turned in a tremendous performance. It started when he won the Fastest Man Competition (his 40 time was a 4.50). He later won Wide Receiver MVP for his playmaking ability. He’s a 2017 at Dunnellon High. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3381437/ivory-mack

Noah Carmon is a very good linebacker prospect. He has good film and then turned in a very strong performance at this event. At 6-foot-1 and 212 pounds, his testing numbers were solid. He has good instincts and he’s competitive. He’s a 2017 at Trinity Catholic. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2880742/noah-carmon

Rudolph Holton was the Running Back MVP. At 5-foot-10.5 and 163 pounds, Holton showed off excellent speed (4.61/40) and quickness (4.32/shuttle). He’s explosive (37/vert and 10-1/broad jump) and makes a lot of plays from the backfield. He’s a very good 2018 prospect from Lecanto High. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4120316/rudolph-holton-iii

Craig Slocum was the Defensive Back MVP at this event. At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, Slocum tested very well across the board and then made a lot of plays during 7on7. He’s a 2017 cornerback prospect at Union County HS. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3154440/craig-slocum

Demetric Jackson is a talented dual-threat quarterback prospect from Fort White HS. He makes plays on both sides and was the Quarterback MVP of this event. At 6-0.5 and 174 pounds, Jackson showed off plus athleticism, an accurate arm, and he’s a 2017 kid with a bright future. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4400194/demetric-jackson

Matthew White was the Offensive Line MVP at this event. At 6-foot-1.5 and 310 pounds, the 2017 prospect from Keystone Heights was strong and did a nice job during the 1-on-1 portion of the camp. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4555232/matthew-white

Braelan Edwards had a strong sophomore season at Dunnellon High. We were excited to watch him and he did very well. At 5-foot-11 and 177 pounds, his testing numbers were solid and he was making plays at multiple positions at the camp. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4714657/braelan-edwards

Montrez Jackson helped Trenton High win a state title in 2015 with a tremendous junior season. He put on a strong performance here. At 5-foot-7.5 and 152 pounds, Jackson tested well and made a whole bunch of plays. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1771573/montrez-jackson

JacQuez Pelham had a very productive sophomore season at Fort White High in 2015. He showed up at this camp at 5-11.5 and 214 pounds and turned in a very good performance. He’s we–built and can make a lot of plays from the backfield. He’s a 2018 RB prospect we’re excited about. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4453659/jacquez-pelham

We liked Dakota Pace at this event last year and he was even better this time around. At 5-foot-8.5 and 177 pounds, his testing numbers were solid and he went for over 1,500 yards at Seven Rivers Christian in 2015. He’s a 2017 prospect. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4039927/dakota-pace

Toriano McPhee is another talented running back prospect at Lecanto. At 5-foot-10 and 166 pounds, McPhee is very quick and also showed off the ability to make plays at the quarterback position. He’s a 2017 grad. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2939973/toriano-mcphee

Joshua Brown is fast. Very fast. He ripped off a 4.41 on the grass. The 2017 slot receiver from Eastside High led the state in return yards this past season. At 5-foot-4 and 129 pounds, he’s tiny but he makes plays. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4222447/josh-brown

Franklin Williams looked like one of the top prospects at this event. At 6-foot-2.5 and 177 pounds, he has good length for a wide receiver prospect. His 33-inch vert allows him to win a lot of jump balls. He’s long and explosive and we liked this 2017 from Union County a lot. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3917815/franklin-williams

Julio Castillo is a kid we first saw at this camp when he was a freshman from Lafayette High. He’s gotten much better since then and is now a legit prospect. At 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds, he’s massive and has lots of upside. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2933255/julio-castillo

Fabian Reid is a talented 2017 defensive tackle prospect from Hamilton County. He checked in at 6-feet and 270 pounds and showed off good quickness and strength. He uses his hands well and is a player to watch. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3324432/fabian-reid

Sholophious McCoy is only a sophomore at PK Yonge but he’s definitely a very talented player to watch. At 6-foot-3 and 256 pounds, McCoy tested very well (4.89/40, 4.51/shuttle, 37/power toss) and finished last season with 6.5 sacks. He has a bright future.

Maurice Strong is only a sophomore but turned in a very strong performance in both testing and during the 1-on-1 competitions. At 6-feet and 248 pounds, Strong showed off good quickness (4.5/shuttle) and strength (37/power toss) all day. He has a bright future at Union County High. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4179141/maurice-strong

Zach Rager is a talented young mike linebacker at Forest HS in Ocala. At 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, his size, athleticism (4.5/shuttle, 36/vert, 9-3/broad jump), and ability to cover ground indicate that he could probably play safety as well. He’s a 2018 we’ll be watching closely. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4319251/zach-rager

Tre’vontae Clark really impressed us. At 5-foot-10.5 and 153 pounds, he’s an extremely athletic cornerback prospect from Lafayette High. His testing numbers were very good and he made plays during 7on7. He has Division 1 type upside. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/6123978/trevontae-clark

Roman Carter is a talented 2017 cornerback prospect from Eastside High. At 5-foot-11 and 167 pounds, he was as physical and aggressive as any defensive back we had at this event. He has a bright future. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/4324255/rome-carter

George Albert was very impressive at the safety position. After checking in at 6-feet and 173 pounds, his testing numbers were very good (including a 4.25/shuttle, 10-3/broad jump, and 36/power toss) and he had multiple interceptions during 7on7. He’s a 2017 safety at Lecanto High. http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2975606/george-albert