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February 5, 2008

Phoenix Nike Combine: Top 20 SPARQ Ratings

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SHARP STEALS THE SHOW

Las Vegas (Nev.) Sierra Vista running back Akil Sharp came to the Phoenix Nike Combine with one goal - to do his best.

Mission accomplished.

The 5-9.5, 191 pound back left Phoenix with the top SPARQ Rating honor at 103.0, and showed the attributes that could make him a very coveted player.

Sharp came to Phoenix no stranger to a Nike Combine, as he attended the same event the year before as a rising junior. It was evident however that he'd put in some work in the past year to improve his athleticism.

The Sierra Vista standout's 40 time dropped from 4.87 a year ago to 4.55; his vertical increased from a respectable 30.6 inches last spring to a combine-best 41.2. While he slipped in the shuttle and "only" clocked a 4.44, it was apparent in watching the back that he has the explosiveness and speed to be a big-time playmaker at the next level.

Sharp made his share of plays on the field this past fall for the Mountain Lions of Sierra Vista, toting the rock 247 times for 1,255 yards and eight touchdowns while playing through hamstring and knee injuries.

His prowess not only on the field but in the classroom, where he maintains a 4.2 GPA, has garnered early interest from the likes of Stanford, Duke, Oregon, Clemson, LSU, Virginia and several others. As Sharp's official numbers from the Nike Combine begin to circulate the college coaching ranks, it shouldn't be long before his first offer comes in.

Phoenix Nike Combine Top 20 SPARQ Ratings
NAME YR HIGH SCHOOL ST POS HT WT 40 SH VJ PB SPARQ
Akil Sharp 09 Sierra Vista
NV
RB
5-9.5
191
4.55
4.44
41.2
32'0"
103.0
Kyle Benson 10 Corona del Sol
AZ
LB
-
187
4.97
4.19
31.7
42'1"
101.0
Jamal Miles 09 Peoria
AZ
RB
5-9
169
4.47
4.22
35.2
32'11"
99.3
Shane McCullen 09 Apache Junction
AZ
RB
6-1.5
186
4.62
4.22
34.9
34'6"
98.9
Jeremy Dang 09 Peoria
AZ
WR
6-2
209
4.89
4.22
33.8
37'8"
98.7
Torin Harris 09 Palo Verde
NV
DB
5-11
174
4.60
4.10
34.4
33'0"
98.5
Kevin Cormier 09 Las Vegas
NV
RB
5-9.5
191
4.62
4.15
35.8
30'5"
97.1
Ramon Abreu 10 Marcos de Niza
AZ
RB
5-9
159
4.61
4.19
34.4
36'1"
96.9
Raymond Cottman 09 Ironwood Ridge
AZ
LB
5-11
197
5.05
4.28
35.9
36'8"
91.4
Terry Williams 09 Westview
AZ
DT
5-10.5
265
5.19
4.63
30.0
39'11"
90.1
Will Claye 09 Mountain Pointe
AZ
DB
-
144
4.64
4.15
40.7
27'1"
89.1
Jacques Adams 09 Spring Valley
NV
RB
5-6.5
156
4.73
3.97
30.7
31'1"
87.4
Paul Porras 09 Saguaro
AZ
WR
6-1
166
4.67
4.25
30.4
35'10"
87.4
Markus Wheaton 09 Mountain Pointe
AZ
WR
5-10
158
4.63
4.30
36.3
31'4"
87.1
Josh Baty 09 Higley
AZ
LB
6-0.5
226
4.75
4.47
27.8
36'4"
86.6
Kharyee Marshall 09 Washington
AZ
DL
6-1
190
4.87
4.44
34.9
36'1"
86.4
Ebenezer Makinde 09 Paradise Valley
AZ
WR
5-9
161
4.77
4.32
38.0
32'8"
86.2
Jimmy Oum 09 Mountain Pointe
AZ
DB
-
142
4.65
4.09
34.9
29'8"
85.1
Collin Stoffel 09 Willow Canyon
AZ
LB
5-10.5
209
5.07
4.25
30.1
36'0"
84.1
Kerwynn Williams 09 Valley
NV
WR
5-7.5
162
4.61
4.43
35.6
32'0"
84.0

Note: The 40-yard dash and 20-yard shuttle at the Nike Combine in Phoenix were timed on outdoors on grass. The 40-yard dash was timed digitally with SPARQ Timing. Not all players chose to test and some had their marks scratched in individual events. For more information on the SPARQ Rating 2.0, checkout SPARQTraining.com!



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