Los Angeles Scout.com All-Combine Team
Covaughn Deboskie
Covaughn Deboskie
West Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 4, 2007


Anaheim (Calif.) Servite tackle Matt Kalil earned Offensive MVP, Colton (Calif.) defensive end Damien Holmes gets the Defensive MVP and Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton running back Covaughn Deboskie is named Overall MVP and the trio lead the Los Angeles All-Combine Team...

OFFENSE


Tate Forcier

QB:

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

RB:

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.


   



Jamal Womble

RB:

Jamal Womble

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 and moves.






Geno Munoz

WR:

Geno Munoz

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.





Kemonte Bateman

WR:

Kemonte Bateman

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.






Chris Polk

WR:

Chris Polk

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.





Austin Holt

TE:

Austin Holt

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

OL:

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.





Daniel Bernard

OL:

Daniel Bernard

Colton (Calif.)

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.





Zack Schlink

OL:

Zach Schlink

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.

 

 



A.J. Wallerstein

OL:

A.J. Wallerstein

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

OL:

Kevin Graf  (2009)

Agoura (Calif.)

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.  

 

 



Matt Scott

Athlete:

Matt Scott 

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.

 



DEFENSE



Damien Holmes

DL:

Damien Holmes (**Defensive MVP**)

Colton (Calif.)

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.





Craig Noble

DL:

Craig Noble

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 Kalil. 





Lavon McCoy

DL:

Lavon McCoy

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.





Carlton Hudson

DL:

Carlton Hudson

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.





Kurt Mangum

LB:

Kurt Mangum

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.





Maurice Simmons

LB:

Maurice Simmons

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.

 

 



Patrick Larimore

LB:

Patrick Larimore

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.

 

 



Brandon Magee

LB:

Brandon Magee

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.





Andrew Abbott

DB:

Andrew Abbott

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.






Anthony Dye

DB:

Anthony Dye

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.





Robert Golden

DB:

Robert Golden

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

DB:

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:

Offense:

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

Defense:

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.)


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