Jan 24, 2012
Seniors from across the state - and even a couple from other states - gathered at Harnett Central High School on Saturday morning for a unique event.
The Big Show Combine RDU Senior Showcase presented by HighSchoolOT.com was a chance for senior football players to showcase their talent for college coaches in hopes of gaining a college scholarship for the fall.
There were a number of great performances.
Garner running back Juwan Moye was named the Most Valuable Player at the combine. The 5-foot-7, 153-pound senior ran a 4.44 second 40-yard dash on wet grass. He also completed the Pro Agility drill in 4.59 seconds and the L-Drill in 7.09 seconds. Moye showed off his jumping abilities too, posting a 34-inch vertical and a 10-foot broad jump. Capping off his performance, Moye benched 185-pounds eight times.
Quadry Hardy of Broughton and Dennis Gholston of Jack Britt were named Co-Defensive Most Valuable Players.
Hardy stands at 5-foot-8 and 153 pounds. Hardy's 40-yard dash time was 4.85 seconds. He posted impressive Pro Agility (4.01 seconds) and L-Drill (6.66 seconds) times too. Hardy recorded a 32.5 inch vertical and a 9-foot-4 broad jump.
Gholston is also 5-foot-8 and weighs 150 pounds. In the 40-yard dash, Gholston posted a time of 4.55 seconds. He also had a 4.34 second performance in the Pro Agility Drill and ran the L-Drill in 6.81 seconds. Gholston was also successful in the jumping events, posting a 33.5 inch vertical and a 10-foot broad jump.
Jordan wide receiver Jeff Clark was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player at the combine. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Clark recorded a 4.72 second 40-yard dash, a 4.56 second Pro Agility time, and a 7.47 L-Drill time. Clark posted a 32.5 inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-2 broad jump.
Lenny Paul of Cary was named the Most Valuable Lineman. A defensive end for the Imps, Paul stands a 6-foot-1 and 216-pounds. Paul ran the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds, completed the Pro Agility Drill in 4.41 seconds, and ran the L-Drill in 7.47 seconds. The defensive lineman also had a 30 inch vertical, a 9-foot-8 broad jump, and benched pressed 185 pounds 11 times.
Bunn's Montre'l Cooke earned the Fastest Man Award after running a 4.51 second 40-yard dash, a 4.38 Pro Agility and a 7.09 L-Drill.
Devon Best of James Kenan took home the Jump Man Award with a 38 inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-2 broad jump. The 5-foot-5 running back also benched 185 pounds 17 times and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds.
Two East Wake defensive players took home the Strong Man Award. Defensive lineman Jerry Goodson and linebacker Jerry McLean had impressive bench press performances. Goodson lifted 185-pounds 31 times while McLean lifted 28 times.