MSZ Recruiting Tidbits: National Underclassmen Combine Day 1: 2012/2013 prospects

Matawan Regional High School in New Jersey hosted this past weekends Schuman National Underclassmen Combine and Michigan Sports Zone was on-hand to see all the top players compete against one another.  Saturday was Day 1 and it featured 2013 athletes in the morning to mid-afternoon time and 2012 athletes in the mid-afternoon to evening time.   Here are some players that really stood out on Day 1:

2013 Players:

1.  QB Prospect Myles Nash (pictured on the far right) won the QB MVP award. Myles is 6'4" and weighs 167 lbs.  He is from Timber Creek High School.  Myles will be battling with 2012 QB Prospect Calvin Lowe for Timber Creeks starting QB spot.  Whomever takes the starting QB role will have a one of the countries most sought after slot-receiver Damiere Byrd  to throw to.

2. Manny Serrano from Red Lion Christian Academy won the Best O-Line award.  Manny is 5'11" and weighs 278 lbs.

3.  Khaliel Rodgers from Red Lion Christian Academy won the D-Line and the Strongest Man competition.  He is 6'1", 283 lbs.  

4. A player to really look out for in the 2013 class is Marques Little. Marques plays RB and played some DB this past weekend.  He held his own very well against some good competition.  We will have more about Marques in the near future but Marques Little is a name to remember!

2012 Players:

1. Two of the biggest players at the combine were DE/LB/TE Kenny Bigalow (white under-armor t-shirt) is 6'4" 225 lbs out of Red Lion Christian Academy and

LT/DE Ryan Brodie who is 6"4, 245 lbs from Long Branch High School. Ryan Brodie is teammates with Miles Shuler (who holds a UM offer) Ryan won was the Co-MVP for the Offensive Lineman at the combine.

 2.  Holy Spirit HS, New Jersey players brought home some awards from the combine.  LB Ethan Gamble won the LB MVP award.  RB Nigel Jones took  home the Co-MVP RB award

3. Even though the overall WR MVP went to Josh Foster from Delhran HS, NJ. WR/DB Jhamire Irvin from Red Lion Christian Academy won overall MVP. Jhamire showed great catching and route running skills.  He is a player that shows a lot of promise for the future. 

4. DB Dalvin Newell out of Ridely High School, PA is a player to watch out for in the near future.  He is an intense DB who plays his position with a chip on his shoulder. He enjoys getting into the heads of the receivers and has the ability to back up what he says. He has great coverage abilities and make-up speed. Fluid hips and great footwork.

5.  ATH Damiere Shaw out of Cardinal O'Hara HS, PA was another stand out. Damiere was all over the field making plays.  He is another player to watch out for to come out of the talent filled state of PA.  

6. Timber Creek QB Calvin Lowe was a real stand out at QB.  At 6'2-6'3' and around 185 lbs. Just like his teammate, Myles Nash, Calvin would be a great fit for a spread offense.  Calvin can throw the ball very well while on the run. He throws the ball with a good amount of "zip" even wh ile on the run.  He has a strong arm and speed to be able to make some big plays.  It will be interesting to watch how the Timber Creek QB battle unfolds this year. 


Michigan Sports Zone has more from this weekends National Underclassmen Combine including some video interviews with players such as LB Andre Hodge, CB Kyshoen Jarrett and WR Rashaun Sligh.  Also stay tuned for Day 2 info!  All this you can only find here at Michigan Sports Zone.


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