June 5, 2007

RB Wright heads Orlando Underclassmen

The NationalUnderclassmen.com Showcase hit its third Florida city of the season with a very successful stop in Orlando. Two sessions were held and the morning session was dominated by sophomore RB Jeremy Wright of East Ridge High School in Florida.

Wright had already won the RB MVP at this season's Tampa event, and this time took home the Overall MVP. Wright, 5-foot-9 and 184 pounds, was awesome during 1-on-1's and had a 34-inch vertical, 9'8" broad, 4.52 40, 4.35 shuttle, and did 25 reps at 150 pounds.

"Jeremey is a competitor," said Showcase founder Dave Schuman (A HREF='http://www.nationalunderclassmen.com'>www.nationalunderclassmen.com). "He beat out a great group of prospects in Orlando to win the MVP award."

With Wright winning the Overall MVP, the RB MVP went to sophomore Jamel Leonard of Interlachen High School in Florida. Leonard, 5-foot-11 and 245 pounds, was the most explosive running back of the day, did great during 1-on-1's, and is gigantic. He also had 36 reps at 150 pounds, had a 4.67 40, 29-inch vertical, and 9'1 " broad. Even though Wright and Leonard stole most of the attention at the running back position, two other running backs that deserve mention are sophomore James Washington of Edgewater High School and sophomore Christopher Evans of Parker High School in Alabama. Washington, 5-foot-10 and 165 pounds, has great overall skills and did very well during the 1-on-1's. He also had a 30.5-inch vertical, 8'5" broad, 4.52 shuttle, 4.62 40, and had 24 reps at 150 pounds. Evans, 5-foot-7 and 170 pounds, was great during 1-on-1's and has very impressive hips. He had a 4.84 40, 4.61 shuttle, and 19 reps at 150 pounds.

The OL MVP went to sophomore Andre Harris of Lovejoy High School in Georgia. Harris, 6-foot-3 and 330 pounds, is arguably the best offensive lineman of the entire season thus far. He's a great leader and athlete, and had a 7'0" broad, 24.5-inch vertical, 5.37 shuttle, 5.74 40, and 25 reps at 185 pounds. Also excelling at the offensive line position was sophomore Cole Gilliam of Durant High School in Florida. Gilliam, 6-foot-4 and 340-pounds, had great feet for a player of his size and did very well during 1-on-1's. He also had a 21-inch vertical, 6'11" broad, 5.87 40, 4.59 shuttle, and 22 reps at 185 pounds.

Sophomore Xavier Keller of Forest Park High School in Georgia was the winner of the WR MVP. Keller, 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds, has great hands and runs impressive routes, which made him a lethal threat during the 1-on-1's. During the combine events he had a 27-inch vertical, 4.89 40, 4.60 shuttle, and 8'5" broad. Pushing Keller for the WR MVP award was sophomore Winfred Strickland of Cocoa High School in Florida. Strickland, 5-foot-10 and 164 pounds, had several big play receptions during the 1-on-1's and has great athleticism. He had a 4.64 shuttle, 20 reps at 150 pounds, and an 8'3 " broad.

The quarterback position was very deep, and walking away with the MVP was sophomore Clayton Moore of Louisville High School in Mississippi. Moore, 6-foot-0 and 198 pounds, showcased a great combination of passing skills, touch, and leadership. He had a 4.56 shuttle, 25-inch vertical, and did 15 reps at 150 pounds. Sophomore Daniel Reyes of Tarpon Springs High School in Florida was also impressive. Reyes, 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, had 20 reps at 150 pounds and displayed great passing skills, touch, and decision making. Two dual-threat quarterbacks who also deserve mention are sophomore Brent Osborn of Valley High School in Alabama and freshman Barry Bostic of Jefferson County High School in Georgia. Osborn, 6-foot-4 and 197 pounds, has the potential to develop into a big time D-1 prospect. He is a great athlete with both an impressive arm and footwork. He had 14 reps at 150 pounds, a 4.78 40, and 8'0" broad. Bostic, 5-foot-10 and 151 pounds, has a great arm, and an impressive delivery and speed for a freshman. He had a 35-inch vertical, 4.75 40, and 9'3 " broad.

The LB MVP went to freshman Pedro Jona of Bradford High School in Florida. Jona, 5-foot-9 and 176 pounds, showed tremendous speed and quickness for a linebacker. He had a 27-inch vertical, 4.68 40, 7'7" broad, and 19 reps at 135 pounds.

Sophomore Chris Crenshaw of Jefferson County High School in Georgia was the winner of the DL MVP. Crenshaw, 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, was unstoppable during 1-on-1's, as his speed off the line consistently beat every offensive lineman. He also had a 30.5-inch vertical, 4.79 40, 4.57 shuttle, and 8'6" broad. Deserving special mention was also sophomore Terrance Slocum of Bradford High School in Florida. Slocum, 5-foot-10 and 240 pounds, was great off of the line during both positional drills and 1-on-1's, and he had a 23-inch vertical, 5.66 40, 5.20 shuttle, and had 13 reps at 185 pounds

Two defensive backs shined, but the MVP went to sophomore Darian Sharpe of Buckhorn High School in Alabama. Sharpe, 5-foot-8 and 173 pounds, showed great cover skills during the 1-on-1's and had a 32.5-inch vertical, 4.69 40, 8'2" broad, and had 21 reps at 150 pounds. Also excelling as a defensive back was freshman James Scales of Northeast Guilford High School in North Carolina. Scales, 5-foot-8 and 162 pounds, showcased very impressive bump-and-run skills for a freshman and had a 27-inch vertical, 4.71 shuttle, and 19 reps at 135 pounds.

The Fastest Man Award went to freshman Joshua Snead of South Johnston High School in North Carolina. Snead, 5-foot-8 and 163 pounds, ran a 4.50 40, and was also fabulous during the 1-on-1's.

Finally, the Freshman MVP went to QB Bo Wallace of Giles County High School in Tennessee. Wallace, 6-foot-1 and 172 pounds, showed impressive passing skills and was one of the best pure passers of the day. He also had 24 reps at 135 pounds, a 27-inch vertical, 4.81 shuttle, and 5.05 40.

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