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UA Combine: Ohio Represents
Under Armour held their Junior Combine in Orlando Saturday, and several top underclass prospects were in attendance. While the rosters were filled with prospects from the South, the state of Ohio showed well and several prospects showed well. Which Buckeye-state prospects fared well against some of the nation's highest-rated underclassmen? Shelton Gibson: The Cleveland Heights wide receiver was as impressive as any in his position group. Gibson was physical, and used his speed and quickness to separate from all the defensive backs. While Stacy Coley might have been the top wide receiver, Gibson wasn't far behind. With early offers from Auburn and Ohio State, Gibson is set to be a national recruit. Another key point was the way he caught every ball so effortlessly and fluidly. Kevin Gladney: If Gibson was the top Ohio prospect in action, Gladney was a close second. He caught everything thrown his way, and was a tough cover throughout the action. Gladney holds a Michigan offer, and if today is any indication, there should be more coming. He will need to add bulk and strength in the off-season, but said that is a goal of his. Nick Roberts: An unknown prospect for the most part coming in, Roberts put up excellent times in the testing and impressed in one-on-one action. Coming off a great junior season at Brunswick, Roberts wasn't a high profile recruit, but he was quite impressive today. He has speed and quickness, and wasn't at all intimidated by the talent he was competing against. Roberts will need to hit the camp circuit hard over the coming months, but he is a prospect to watch going forward. Kyle Kempt: Saturday was the start of a bounce-back performance for Kempt, whose junior season was not as impressive as the previous year's showing. His arm strength was better and the accuracy seems to be getting back to his sophomore form. The delivery still seems longer and slower than it was a year, but he will have a new quarterback coach this season, and the hope is that things are headed in the right direction. Darian Hicks: The Solon cornerback showed well Saturday in the testing phase, and was good in one-on-one action. Hicks needs work on footwork and his back-pedal, but he has the skill set to play Division-I football. Might be able to fill out to 200-pounds and play safety. Plays in a great high school program, which will only aid his development going forward. Tyler Henderson: Another relatively unknown prospect, Henderson played at Avon as a junior in 2011. The son of the defensive backs coach of the Cleveland Browns, Henderson was solid in technique and will be a player to keep an eye on in 2012. Ross Douglas: The day was a disappointment for one of Ohio's top players, as he injured a hamstring running his first forty-yard dash of the day. Douglas was expected to perform well, since he made such an impact last year as a sophomore at this combine.
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