Football

Local players shine at Big Show senior combine

Posted January 16, 2014

Tarboro Vikings Radja Bobbit (6) during tonights game.Wallace-Rose Hill over Tarboro in round 3 of the playoffs  35-10 on Friday November 29, 2013 in Tarboro, NC (Photos By Anthony Barham)

It's one last chance for unsigned high school seniors to showcase their skills on the football field for college coaches.

The Big Show Senior Combine was held last weekend at Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville.

The annual event featured dozens of high school seniors from around the state. Players participated in combine events such as the 40-yard dash, the vertical jump and the bench press.

Players also got a chance to participate in drills on the field.

A few area players earned awards at the combine. Tarboro running back Radja Bobbitt, who stands at 5-foot-7 and 175 pounds, won the Fastest Man Award. Bobbitt ran the 40-yard dash in 4.61 seconds.

Two area wide receives shared the Jumpman Award. 5-foot-11 Roy Garris, Jr., of Enloe and 5-foot-8 Ryan Hiton of Trinity Christian both posted vertical jumps of 36 inches.

Hiton's teammate, defensive back Brian Scarborough, was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player. Scarborough stands at 5-foot-9 and 211 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds, posted a vertical jump of 28 inches, and benched 185-pounds 21 times.

Other award winners include Alexander Central running back Tanner Starnes, who won the Strongman Award, and West Charlotte wide receiver Jordan Terry, the Offensive Most Valuable Player.

Seniors across the country will sign with college on National Signing Day slated for Feb. 5.

Follow Nick Stevens on Twitter @NickStevensHSOT

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