UA/Scout Combine Miami: RB's
Jaamal Berry
Jaamal Berry

Posted Apr 9, 2008


The Under Armour/Scout.com Combine hit South Florida this past Saturday and many of the state's premier prospects were there. A lot of kids put themselves on the recruiting map with their strong performances. Lets take a closer look at some of the top running backs at the event.

Top Performer:
Jaamal Berry -- When Berry's junior highlight film hit Scout.com, it had a lot of people talking about him. One of the best running back prospects in the state on film only looked better in our eyes on Saturday. Including a eye-popping 40-time of 4.31, Berry was outstanding from start to finish on Saturday. At 5-10.5 and 184 pounds, he's plenty big enough and will likely be a 200+ pound kid in college. Simply put, he looked like the big time player we saw on film and continues making a strong case to become a five-star player.

Other Standouts:
Jason Douglas -- While he's only 5-7 and 155 pounds, Douglas showed off tremendous speed and explosiveness. He can be used in a lot of different ways -- perhaps even as a slot receiver. The bottom line is that DOuglas tested well and made some defenders look ugly in 1 on 1 drills.

Ethan Jones -- The best looking big back at the event, Jones tested very well for someone 200+ pounds. He didn't have a great 40 time but the rest of his numbers were comparable to any other running back and he made a lot of plays during 1on1 and 7on7 drills.

Trabis Ward -- His 4.57/40 time didn't drop any jaws but nearly every defensive player I asked said he was the most impressive running back in terms of making people miss in the open field during drills. It was easy to see why he already has the offers he does.

Vincent Smith -- A small scatback type, Smith tested pretty well and caught everything thrown to him during drills.

Sleeper:
Tyresse Jones -- He's not a full-time starter at Northwestern but Jones is definitely a baller. For the second straight week that we saw him, Jones came up with play after play. At 5-8 and 180, he's built low to the ground with strong legs and looks like he could really shoot up the recruiting charts with a strong senior season.

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