Tate Forcier (2009)
San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch
For the second straight year, a Forcier heads the QB list at the L.A. Combine.
Last year, it was Chris Forcier who earned all-combine honors, this year, it was
the youngest of the bunch, Tate. Forcier showed off his strong arm and
polished throwing motion and showed why he'll be one of the top quarterback
prospects in the West in the class of 2009.
Covaughn Deboskie (**Los Angeles Combine MVP**)
Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton
Deboskie ran away with the MVP nod after clocking a 4.38 in the forty and
standing out in the drills and 1-on-1's. Deboskie is an elite national
running back prospect and showed why on Sunday.
Sierra Vista (Ariz.) Buena
After earning all-combine honors at the U.S. Army
Combine in January, Womble is back on the list again after a solid time testing
and an excellent performance in the drills. Womble is more of a power
runner, so he didn't get to truly show that on Sunday, but he's got good feet
Tacoma (Wash.) Mount Tahoma
With plenty of California prospects to mix it up against, it was the Washington
native Munoz who stood out amongst the receivers. Munoz caught everything
thrown to him. He made the tough catch and battled
with the DB's all day. He played physical and with a swagger.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Bateman has some of the best hands on a receiver in the West and cuts well and
can make the tough grab. The UCLA commit also tested well, attaining a handful of
personal bests, including the forty.
Redlands (Calif.) East Valley
We knew Polk has speed, having clocked the fastest forty time of any sophomore
at the L.A. Combine a year ago. A year later, the USC commit has added the
strength and bulk and he showed it in the 1-on-1's, making it difficult for the
DB's to jam him.
South Jordan (Utah) Bingham
Just as he did a year ago in Los Angeles and in San Antonio in January, Holt was
the class of the tight ends and showed why he is truly one of the elite
prospects at the position nationally. Holt, a commit to BYU has very good hands and runs
nice, crisp routes.
Matt Kalil (**Offensive MVP**)
Anaheim (Calif.) Servite
Kalil easily took on the most reps from the offensive
lineman and though he was winded from the constant barrage of defensive lineman,
Kalil showed why he's the premier player at his position nationally and ranked
as the top offensive tackle in the country. The USC commit should be a
staple for the Trojans just as his brother Ryan was.
Combine offensive line coach Kendric Knox raved about his fire and nastiness and
Bernard played tough all day. He could be a punishing guard at the next
level and won't back down from any defensive linemen. The battles between
him and his teammate Holmes must be fun to watch in practice.
Peoria (Ariz.) Centennial
Started slowly playing at the left tackle spot but when he switched to his
normal right tackle position, he took over, chucking defenders and winning every
1-on-1. He has good hands and quickness, both on display on Sunday.
Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon
Possibly the smartest offensive lineman in the West, Wallerstein is very
technically sound and bends his knees well and has good footwork. Quiet
demeanor was overshadowed with the fiery nature in which he played on Sunday.
Kevin Graf (2009)
Only a sophomore, Graf could be one of the premier prospects
at tackle in the class of 2009 and he showed just why he'll be a hot commodity
next year. Graf is physically very impressive and
had a strong showing in the 1-on-1's.
Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Scott was one of those we had to find a place for on the first team because he
had such a good day across the board. Collectively, he had the best
testing numbers of any quarterback and showed a flawless throwing motion and
strong arm throughout the afternoon. Scott is a very good athlete and
while some schools may have the idea of moving him around, he's clearly showing
that he's got a D-I arm and ability to play quarterback, and play it well, at
the collegiate level.
We saw Holmes,a commit to UCLA, perform at a high level in San Antonio at the
U.S. Army Combine and it was much of the same on Sunday. He scored some
personal bests in the testing and also did very well in the 1-on-1's en route to
Defensive MVP honors.
Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft
Noble, who had committed
to Washington just two days before the combine, had received most of his
accolades as an offensive tackle, playing opposite Oregon-bound Darrion Weems.
But he showed that his future is clearly on the defensive line, with good
strength and quickness himself. He had some memorable 1-on-1's with Matt
Los Angeles (Calif.) Washington Prep
McCoy showed his athleticism, running well in the
testing and using his size and quickness in the drills. McCoy could play on
either side of the ball, but defensive tackle is where he wants to play.
Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw
Like McCoy, could play on the offensive side of the ball, but his quickness and
toughness and swagger makes the defensive line a much more likely destination.
He is poised for a big year with Brian Price gone to college.
Chandler (Ariz.) Basha
Few players emerged like Mangum did on Sunday. When the day started, he
was unsure how much he'd participate because of a minor groin injury, but the
competitive juices started flowing, and he ended up running a 4.59 in the forty
than earning the most kudos from the linebacker coaches. He played
defensive tackle last year but will move back to his more comfortable linebacker
spot and he looked very good in coverage.
Compton (Calif.) Dominguez
Simmons is the top weakside linebacker in the West and a Top 50 player
nationally, so he didn't have much else to prove. Yet he still did, coming
out and running a 4.41 in the forty, a personal best and one of the fastest
times you'll see from a linebacker across the nation. A commit to USC,
Simmons is more of a run-stuffer and didn't get many chances to do that on
Sunday, but he looked just fine playing in coverage.
Newhall (Calif.) Hart
Like Simmons, Larimore is more of a run-stuffing linebacker but he too had a
strong day in coverage and did well in testing. Sunday was a big day for
him too, as soon as the combine was done, he committed to UCLA. Larimore
is one of the top middle linebackers in the West.
Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Magee ran a 4.52 in the forty to get him fired up for the 1-on-1's and he didn't
disappoint. He's very strong in coverage and has good instincts and good
hands. Could end up at safety in college, but wherever he plays, he'll be
a bigtime defender.
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei
Another guy to emerge on Sunday was Abbott, who comes from a great program at
Mater Dei. Abbott was the first DB that coach Don Cox mentioned on Sunday,
impressing with his coverage skills and his quick hands and backpedal. His
stock should really start to pick up.
Corona (Calif.) Santiago
Dye's knock was his speed but he put that to rest after running a 4.36 in the
forty. He followed that up with a fine day in the drills and 1-on-1's. Dye
has very good footwork and is fundamentally sound. The commit to UCLA had
a couple of entertaining matchups with USC commit Chris Polk.
Fresno (Calif.) Edison
Golden had the same question marks with his speed and he went out and clocked a
4.52 then too followed that with a strong showing in the 1-on-1's and drills.
Golden was an all-combine selection in San Antonio, really his coming out party
and showed why he's one of the elite defensive backs in the West. He and
Dye should be battling for top corner honors all year long.
Cliff Harris (2009)
Fresno (Calif.) Edison
We've been hearing about Harris from Edison's longtime secondary coach Tony
Perry for months now and he lived up to the hype. Don Cox said he was the
best sophomore he's seen out West this year and Harris was excellent in coverage
all day long. He and McDonald Jr., should continue the outstanding lineage
of Edison defensive backs in the class of 2009.
All-Combine Second Team:
QB Nick Crissman, Huntington Beach (Calif.) Edison, QB Dominique Blackman, Carson (Calif.), QB Ryan Griffin, West Hills (Calif.)
Chaminade, QB Ryan Katz, Santa Monica (Calif.), RB Darrell Scott, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure, RB Derrick Coleman, Fullerton (Calif.) Troy, WR Marvin Jones, Etiwanda (Calif.),WR A.J. Pickens, Chino (Calif.) Don Lugo, WR Robbie Boyer, Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei, TE Levine Toilolo, La Mesa (Calif.) Helix (2009), OL Vaughn Dotsy, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure, OL Steve Trujillo, Los Angeles (Calif.) Cathedral
DL Curtis Cunningham, Littleton (Colo.) Columbine, DL Zeb Togiai, Phoenix (Ariz.) Mountain Pointe, DL Datone Jones, Compton (Calif.), DL Ottis Jones, Lawndale (Calif.) Leuzinger, DL Dominique Austin, La
Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat, LB Donovan Carter, Van Nuys (Calif.) Birmingham, LB Marquis Simmons, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez (2009), LB Jerry Hardeman, Corona (Calif.) Centennial, LB David Blair, Tempe (Ariz.)
McClintock, DB Tim McDonald Jr., Fresno (Calif.) Edison (2009), DB Corbin Brown, Las Vegas (Nev.) Spring Valley, DB Anthony Young, Ontario (Calif.) Colony, DB Eric Hicks, Norco (Calif.)