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August 25, 2008

St. Louis NUC top performers

ST. LOUIS - The National Underclassmen Combine made a stop in St. Louis, Missouri over the summer and attracted some of the area's best freshman and sophomore talent.

Here is a look at some of the top performers from the combine.

Cameron Turner, RB, Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Turner was named freshman combine king. The 5-foot-8.5, 149-pound Turner ran a 4.74 shuttle, 4.60 40 and had a 8'3 broad jump.
Ross Apo, WR, Arlington (Texas) The Oakridge
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Apo (6-3.5/196) was named overall MVP after seriously impressing the coaches. Apo had a 35.5-inch jump-stand vertical and 9'6 broad jump while running a 4.32 shuttle. Apo's size and leaping ability will make him a favorite target of any QB.
Keeston Terry, WR, Blue Springs, Mo.
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Terry (6-2/179) was named WR MVP. Terry had an 8'10 broad jump while running a 4.59 shuttle and 4.69 40. He also bench pressed 155 pounds 20 times.
James Tillman, RB, Kansas City (Mo.) Archbishop O'Hara
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Tillman was named RB MVP as well as the fastest man. The 5-10, 180-pound Tillman ran a 4.63 shuttle, 4.55 40 and had a 29.5-inch vertical.
Cole Chevalier, OG, Lee's Summit, Mo.
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Chevalier (6-0/284) was named OL MVP. Chevalier is a monster on the line who any QB would dream to have.
Matthew Knott, DE, Tecumseh (Kan.) Shawnee Heights
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Knott (6-3.5/214) was named DL MVP after displaying great agility for a player his size. Knott had a 28.5-inch jump-stand vertical, ran an impressive 4.68 shuttle and bench pressed 185 pounds 19 times.
Bernard Thomas, CB, Blue Springs, Mo.
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Thomas (5-10/165) was named DB MVP after a good day on the field. Thomas had an 8'10 broad jump and ran a 4.58 40.
Dallas Buck, LB, Shawnee Mission (Kan.) East
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Buck was named LB MVP. The 5-11, 220 pounder had a 28.5-inch jump-stand vertical, ran a 4.63 shuttle and bench pressed 155 pounds 23 times.
Darrian Miller, QB, Blue Springs, Mo.
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Miller (5-9.5/180) was named freshman MVP. Miller had a 29-inch jump-stand vertical, ran a 4.52 shuttle and excelled in one-on-one drills.
Justin Criswell, CB, Morrilton, Ark.
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Criswell was crowned combine king following an impressive day on the field. The 5-8.5, 170-pound Criswell had a 31-inch jump-stand vertical and 9'3 broad jump while running a 4.40 shuttle as well as a 4.57 40.
Bryan Dale, LB, Park Hill, Mo.
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Dale (6-2/228) was named the combine's strongest man. Dale bench pressed 185 pounds 23 times and will be a handful for any offensive lineman.
Jared Lanpher, QB, Blue Springs, Mo.
COMBINE HIGHLIGHTS: Lanpher (6-0.5/180) was the winner of the leadership award. Lanpher displayed the attitude any successful QB needs in addition to running a 4.54 shuttle.



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