Atlanta Nike SPARQ Combine standouts

March, 3, 2013
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ATLANTA -- More than 1,700 student athletes took part Saturday in the Atlanta Nike Combine, a record for the event. Players from across the Southeast braved freezing conditions, snow flurries and significant wind chill to compete and test their athletic ability in the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump and power ball throw. Below are the standouts from the event, which includes several prominent recruits and some off the radar prospects for the 2014 and 2015 classes.

Top SPARQ Ratings

Daryl Rollins, RB (Knoxville, Tenn./Fulton) - 111.21
Dillon Bates, LB, (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Ponte Vedra) - 109.05
Nick Chubb, ESPN Watch List RB (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown) - 107.16
Khari Blasingame, DB (Huntsville, Ala./Buckhorn) - 106.89
Taj Griffin, 2015 RB (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern) - 105.42

Top 40-yard dashes:

Daryl Rollins, RB, (Knoxville, Tenn./Fulton) - 4.41
Taj Griffin, RB (2015), (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern) - 4.43
Eric Montgomery, RB (2015) (Powder Springs, Ga./Hillgrove) - 4.51
Hanson Guice, RB, (Midway, Ala./Barbour County) - 4.53
Tyler Henderson, RB, (Lawrenceville, Ga./Collins Hill) - 4.53

Top shuttle times:

Daryl Rollins, RB, (Knoxville, Tenn./Fulton) - 4.00
Penny Smith, ATH, (Knoxville, Tenn./Fulton) - 4.03
Sean O'Brian, WR, (Prattville, Ala./Prattville Christian) - 4.09
Stephen Reynolds, CB, (Tucker, Ga./Tucker) - 4.09
Tyler Vaught, QB, (Maryville,Tenn./Maryville) - 4.09
Brandon Watkins, RB, (Decatur, Ala./Austin) - 4.09

Top Vertical Jumps:

Taj Griffin, RB (2015), (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern) - 40"
Eric Abernathy, DB, (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Oakland) - 39.1"
Hanson Guice, RB, (Midway, Ala./Barbour County) - 38.9"
Darnell Webb Jr., WR (2015), (Tuscaloosa, Ala./Hillcrest) - 38.2"
Allen Anderson, RB, (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Fort Walton Beach) - 37.9"

Top power ball tosses

Collin Giesey, DL, (Douglasville, Ga./Alexander) - 42'
Tra Malloy, OL, (Lilburn, Ga./Parkview) - 40.5'
Khari Blasingame, DB (Huntsville, Ala./Buckhorn) - 39'
Dillon Bates, LB, (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Ponte Vedra) - 39'

Notable prospects in attendance with FBS offers:

Nick Chubb, ESPN Watch List RB, (Cedartown, Ga./Cedartown), 5-foot-11, 216 pounds, 4.10 shuttle, 34' power ball toss, 37.1" vertical jump, 107.16 SPARQ
Racean Thomas, ESPN Watch List RB, (Oxford, Ala./Oxford), 5-10, 202 pounds, 4.62 forty, 4.50 shuttle, 31'power ball toss, 33.7" vertical jump, 84.87 SPARQ
Dillon Bates, LB, (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Ponte Vedra), 6-3, 213 pounds, 4.79 forty, 4.28 shuttle, 39' power ball toss, 37" vertical jump, 109.05 SPARQ
Rashaan Evans, ESPN Watch List OLB, (Auburn, Ala./Auburn), 6-3, 211 pounds, 4.72 forty, 4.43 shuttle, 29' power ball toss, 33.6" vertical jump, 81.30 SPARQ
Christian Harris, OT, (Suwanee, Ga./Collins Hill), 6-5, 275 pounds, 5.08 forty, 4.84 shuttle, 34' power ball toss, 26.7" vertical jump, 73.26 SPARQ
Darious Latimore, CB, (Lawrenceville, Ga./Central Gwinnett), 6-foot, 161 pounds, 4.65 forty, 4.40 shuttle, 28' power ball toss, 33.1" vertical jump, 72.15 SPARQ
Petera Wilson, LB, (Memphis, Tenn./White Station), 6-2, 210 pounds, 32' power ball toss, 35.8" vertical jump
Blaise Taylor, ATH (Auburn, Ala./Auburn) 5-7, 157 pounds, 4.63 forty, 4.13 shuttle, 32' power ball toss, 31.4" vertical jump, 86.85 SPARQ
C.J. Fuller, RB, (Easley, S.C./Easley), 5-10, 204 pounds, 4.69 forty, 4.31 shuttle, 33' power ball toss, 32.6" vertical jump, 91.02 SPARQ
Cornelius Sturghill, WR, (Memphis, Tenn./Melrose), 5-10, 165 pounds, 4.35 shuttle, 30' power ball toss, 32.7" vertical jump
Derek Barnett, DE, (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy), 6-3, 263 pounds, 4.89 forty, 4.56 shuttle, 35.5' power ball toss, 28.6" vertical jump, 86.76 SPARQ
Terry Godwin, ATH (2015), (Hoganville, Ga./Callaway), 6-foot, 170 pounds 4.34 shuttle, 27.5' power ball toss, 29.4" vertical jump
D'Andre Walker. DE (2015), (Fairburn, Ga./Langston Hughes), 6-3, 210 pounds, 4.63 forty, 4.38 shuttle, 28' power ball toss, 30.9" vertical jump, 80.43 SPARQ
Taj Griffin, RB (2015), (Powder Springs, Ga./McEachern), 5-9, 171 pounds, 4.43 forty, 4.15 shuttle, 28.5' power ball toss, 40" vertical jump, 105.42 SPARQ
Austin Bryant, DE (2015), (Thomasville, Ga./Thomas County Central), 6-3, 240 pounds, 4.97 forty, 4.60 shuttle, 35' power ball toss, 27.8" vertical jump, 76.35 SPARQ

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