Charlotte Offensive Top Five
Keenan Allen
Keenan Allen
Southeast Recruiting Manager
Posted Apr 27, 2009


With over 200 student-athletes in attendance, here are the top offensive performers on the day at the Scout.com Combine in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday.

Charlotte Combine: Top Five Offense
Keenan Allen – S/WR – Northern Guilford (N.C.)
Charlotte Measurements: 6-2/194
Combine Review: Allen is going to play defense on the next level, but he spent more time on the offensive side of the ball on Sunday. He lined up at receiver and turned out to be one of the best there. He caught the ball well, ran pretty good routes, and he showed very good body control when making adjustments on the ball. When he moved over to the other side, he took those same skills with him – the first time he was at corner, he picked a ball off at his highest point over the offensive player. Allen will be a big safety in college and he showed great athleticism and ball skills in Charlotte. Most probably expected him to be on the defensive list, but he showed he can get it done on the offensive side too this past weekend. 
Anthony Boone – QB – Weddington (N.C.) – Duke Commit
Charlotte Measurements: 6-1/226
Combine Review: Boone had a very good day in Charlotte. He jumped out as soon as the prospects broke into position groups because of the zip he had on the ball. He has a very strong arm and he threw the ball very well across the middle and on sideline routes throughout the day on Sunday. His footwork is solid, but he could do a better job of squaring his shoulders before delivering the ball to the receivers. Another thing he could work on is his release point – he brings the ball down and with his size he needs to keep it high by his ear and deliver it high so he can get it over the linemen. Overall, Boone was very impressive and he is a big get for Duke. He may not be 6-foot-4, but he is tall enough, he has a big-time arm, and he showed he could make all the throws. 
Tehvyn Brantley – WR – Mt. Zion Christian (N.C.)
Charlotte Measurements: 5-7/164
Combine Review: Brantley walked away with the Offensive MVP award and it was because of one thing – speed. He was tough to defend in Charlotte and it was all because of quickness and speed. He ran a lot of deep routes and the deeper the route the more separation he got. Brantley showed a lot toughness too when going across the middle and getting off press coverage on the line of scrimmage against bigger defensive backs. He is a gritty player with an attitude and that confidence led to him being one of the best on Sunday He caught the ball well and he ran some nice routes, but he mostly beat guys deep and made the big plays down field. 
Jazz King – WR – Byrnes (S.C.)
Charlotte Measurements: N/A
Combine Review: King was one of the top wideouts at the Charlotte combine. He may have been the best route runner there. He did an excellent job of keeping the defenders on their heels throughout the combine. He would burst off the line and then shut it down for a quick hitch, he would put one foot inside, then cut out to the sideline, and he ran a very nice skinny post as well. Route running was impressive, but he also showed good hands on Sunday. He is more quick than fast, but knowing how to run routes, knowing how to get separation, and knowing how to catch the ball away from his body made King one of the best on the offensive side of the ball. 
Kendal Lamm – OL – Butler (N.C.)
Charlotte Measurements: 6-5/247
Combine Review: Lamm passed the eye test immediately. He is a lean 247 pounds with long arms and he used that frame to help him defeat one of the best on the defensive side of the ball in the one on ones. Lamm was the only OL to beat Fre’Shad Hunter Sunday afternoon and that was big. He showed a nice initial punch and solid footwork. A couple of times he ran very well with the defensive end pushing them outside well behind the QB dummy. He has a lot of room to grow physically and he still has a lot to work on technically as an offensive lineman, but he walked away as the top OL in Charlotte. 

Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Analyst for the South Region and he can be reached at ChadSimmons@Scout.com.



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