Commentary

Miami Nike all-combine team

Originally Published: February 22, 2011
By Kynon Codrington | ESPN RISE

MIAMI -- While many had great performances at the Nike SPARQ combine, only 25 were good enough to make the all-combine team. Selections are based on combine performance and projected college recruitability. Athletes must complete two of the four combine tests to be eligible for selection.

Offense

QB: Faton Bauta, 6-2, 222, (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla./Dwyer)
Results: 4.95 40 time, 4.15 20-yard shuttle, 40-foot power ball toss, 30-inch vertical, 101.85 SPARQ
Breakdown: Selected as an All-State linebacker this past fall at Poly Prep (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Maryland and Pitt have offered the athletic QB and his short list of college favorites includes Florida, Miami, Ohio State and Rutgers.

RB: Fred Coppet (2013), 5-9, 174, (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas)
Results: 4.61 40 time, 4.40 20-yard shuttle, 31-foot power ball toss, 34.4-inch vertical, 83.70 SPARQ
Breakdown: Shared the load last year with standout junior RB Dami Ayoola, yet still managed to rush for 783 yards and 14 touchdowns.

RB: Kitlo Memo, 5-10, 193, (Pompano Beach, Fla./Premier Academy)
Results: 4.55 40 time, 4.60 20-yard shuttle, 38-foot power ball toss, 32.6-inch vertical, 94.10 SPARQ
Breakdown: Recently transferred to the small school from Coconut Creek, but has the potential to be a productive back.

RB: Imani Davis, 5-9, 166, (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit)
Results: 4.79 40 time, 4.47 20-yard shuttle, 34-foot power ball toss, 31-inch vertical, 73.74 SPARQ
Breakdown: Rushed for 375 yards and accounted for four touchdowns last season.

WR: Herb Waters, 5-11, 173, (Homestead, Fla./Homestead)
Results: 4.51 40 time, 4.59 20-yard shuttle, 41-foot power ball toss, 33.6-vertical, 102.63 SPARQ
Breakdown: Waters was a multi-purpose player last year lining up at QB, RB, and WR, but projects as a receiver at the next level.

WR: John Green, 5-10, 167, (Miami, Fla./Felix Varela)
Results: 4.46 40 time, 4.50 20-yard shuttle, 35-foot power ball toss, 32.5-inch vertical, 89.88 SPARQ
Breakdown: Totaled five touchdowns last fall and plans to camp at Duke this summer.

WR: Aukeemian Mills, 6-0, 180, (Okeechobee, Fla./Okeechobee)
Results: 4.62 40 time, 4.41 20-yard shuttle, 33-5 power ball toss, 31.4-inch vertical, 84.09 SPARQ
Breakdown: Looking for a breakout senior season after leading the Brahmans to the playoffs last fall, racked up close to 300 yards receiving.

OL: Ereck Flowers, 6-6, 288, (Miami, Fla./Norland)
Results: 5.84 40 time, 5.20 20-yard shuttle, 33-foot power ball toss, 19.6-inch vertical, 50.19 SPARQ
Breakdown: Reports a recent first offer from Western Michigan.

OL: Jovon Wooten, 6-0, 303, (Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington)
Results: 5.65 40 time, 5.12 20-yard shuttle, 36-foot power ball toss, 21.1-inch vertical, 62.43 SPARQ
Breakdown: Should help anchor the line for head coach Tim "Ice" Harris as he returns to the Tornadoes after spending time at the University of Miami as operations assistant.

OL: Corey Tucker, 6-1, 287, (Miami, Fla./Northwestern)
Results: 5.75 40 time, 5.39 20-yard shuttle, 36-5 power ball toss, 23.7-inch vertical, 62.28 SPARQ
Breakdown: Solid kneeling power ball toss and interior line size.

OL: Curtis Csonka, 6-2, 250, (Jensen Beach, Fla./Jensen Beach)
Results: 5.22 40 time, 5.03 20-yard shuttle, 37-foot power ball toss, 22-inch vertical, 60.69 SPARQ
Breakdown: Two-sport star also wrestles, while playing both offensive and defensive line.

OL: Ben Bell, 6-2, 339, (Boca Raton, Fla./Olympic Heights)
Results: 6.08 40 time, 5.56 20-yard shuttle, 33-foot power ball toss, 19.8-inch vertical, 58.32 SPARQ
Breakdown: Helped pave the way to a 7-3 season for the Lions last year.

ATH: Akeem Jones (2013), 6-3, 190, (Miami, Fla./Carol City)
Results: 4.89 40 time, 4.34 20-yard shuttle, 32-foot power ball toss, 34.2-inch vertical, 81.12 SPARQ
Breakdown: Missed his sophomore season with an ankle injury, but looks to be recovered.

Defense

DL: Pedro Sibiea, 6-3, 260, (Homestead, Fla./Homestead)
Results: 4.97 40 time, 4.84 20-yard shuttle, 42-foot power ball toss, 28-inch vertical, 92.37 SPARQ
Breakdown: Already holds an offer from Florida and the hometown Hurricanes are after him as well, tested nine points higher than last year.

DL: Paul James (2013), 6-2, 239, (Miami, Fla./Dr. Krop)
Results: 5.06 40 time, 4.37 20-yard shuttle, 38-foot power ball toss, 28.7-inch vertical, 88.50 SPARQ
Breakdown: Third team All-Dade county honors this past season.

DL: Jordan Hinojosa, 6-3, 272, (Miami, Fla./Central)
Results: 5.23 40 time, 5.79 20-yard shuttle, 40-foot power ball toss, 23-inch vertical, 68.13 SPARQ
Breakdown: Finished among the top 10 in sacks in Dade County with 14 a year ago, while attending Archbishop Carroll (Miami, Fla.).

LB: Andy James Garcia, 5-11, 200, (Hialeah, Fla./Hialeah)
Results: 4.69 40 time, 4.22 20-yard shuttle, 32-5 power ball toss, 31.1-inch vertical, 89.97 SPARQ
Breakdown: Garcia was a third team All-Dade performer and also saw time at fullback.

LB: Justin Horton, 6-2, 207, (Clermont, Fla./East Ridge)
Results: 4.58 40 time, 4.47 20-yard shuttle, 41-foot power ball toss, 37.1-inch vertical, 115.95 SPARQ
Breakdown: He is on a few college recruiting lists, but that should change after scoring top SPARQ rating through four events.

LB: Cameron Smith, 6-2, 207, (Coral Springs, Fla./J.P. Taravella)
Results: 4.67 40 time, 4.56 20-yard shuttle, 38-foot power ball toss, 33.2-inch vertical, 94.50 SPARQ
Breakdown: Duke, Iowa State, USF and Vanderbilt are showing early interest in Smith but Miami is his dream school.

LB: Joshua Williams (2013), 6-0, 202, (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard)
Results: 4.81 40 time, 4.69 20-yard shuttle, 40-5 power ball toss, 31.86-inch vertical, 90.00 SPARQ
Breakdown: Should continue to excel under head coach Manny Martin, a former NFL LB.

DB: Adrian Burton, 5-10 1/2, 171, (Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely)
Results: 4.67 40 time, 4.22 20-yard shuttle, 38-foot power ball toss, 33.4-inch vertical, 98.46 SPARQ
Breakdown: Combo backend defender who saw time at linebacker and safety.

DB: David Rivers, 6-2, 170, (Hialeah, Fla./American)
Results: 4.67 40 time, 4.19 20-yard shuttle, 37-foot power ball toss, 35.3-inch vertical, 100.14 SPARQ
Breakdown: The rangy, slender DB was a back up last season, but should benefit under the tutelage of new American head coach Corey Bell, who spent the last four years as the Director of Football Operations at the University of Miami.

DB: Antwan Jones, 5-10, 155, (Homestead, Fla./Homestead)
Results: 4.64 40 time, 4.15 20-yard shuttle, 30-foot power ball toss, 33-inch vertical, 83.73 SPARQ
Breakdown: Hopes to impress college coaches this spring as they check in on fellow Bronco stars Sibiea and Waters.

DB: Alexander Pierre-Louis (2013), 5-11, 183, (Loxahatchee, Fla./Seminole Ridge)
Results: 4.81 40 time, 4.41 20-yard shuttle, 36-foot power ball toss, 29.9-inch vertical, 79.53 SPARQ
Breakdown: Played a key role in Seminole Ridge's playoff run for head coach Matt Dickmann.

ATH: Kevon Caffey, 5-8, 184, (Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington)
Results: 4.80 40 time, 4.41 20-yard shuttle, 36-5 power ball toss, 27.5-inch vertical, 78.00 SPARQ
Breakdown: Tallied 106 tackles, four fumble recoveries, and three forced fumbles for the Tornadoes as an undersized linebacker.