Competitive Edge combine preview
Competitive Edge is here!
Competitive Edge is here!
Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 18, 2006
Chris Fetters,

The 2006 Competitive Edge combine will be held this Sunday at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner, Wash., and coaches from all over the Northwest and beyond will be there. Scout will have recruiting analysts on hand to cover all the action!

Featuring WR Eric Greenwood from Edmonds (Wash.) Edmonds-Woodway, DL B.J. Guerra from Moses Lake (Wash.), TE David Paulson from Auburn (Wash.) Auburn-Riverside and teammates Gary Kilcup and Kevin Sampson from Seattle (Wash.) Rainier Beach - who all participated at this month's Citrus College combine in southern California - the Competitive Edge combine will be the biggest evaluation-period combine in the northwest this spring. So far over 300 prospects have pre-registered for the event.

Coaches from California, Eastern Washington, Montana, Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Boise State, Montana State, Idaho, Idaho State, Portland State, Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran, Lewis and Clark, Western Washington and Central Washington University will be on hand to check out the region's top talent. Among the top talent expected to be on hand for the class of 2007:
WR Bobby Barnes - Lacey (Wash.) Timberline 
WR Gerard Boseman - Kirkland (Wash.) Lake Washington 
RB Ryan Carpenter -  Moses Lake (Wash.)    	
TE Casey Hamlett - Edmonds (Wash.) Edmonds-Woodway      
WR Quincy Hurst - Coquitlam (B.C.) Centennial   	
DB Phillip Jennings - Yakima (Wash.) West Valley    	   	
RB John Roberts - Colville (Wash.)  
LB Matt Valenta - Olympia (Wash.) 
WR Sherman Vercher - Vancouver (Wash.) Hudson's Bay
LB Brandon Williams - Federal Way (Wash.)
RB Brandon Yakaboski - Snoqualmie (Wash.) Mount Si   
The class of 2008 will also be well-represented. Arguably the top prospect coming into the event is TE/DE Kavario Middleton from Tacoma (Wash.) Lakes. At 6-foot-4.5 and 240 pounds, Middleton is the kind of athlete that comes around once every 5 or so years in the northwest. QB Tyler Tuiasosopo from Everett (Wash.) Mariner and DB Brandon Jimenez from Tacoma (Wash.) Mount Tahoma are also names to keep in the back of your mind when thinking about impact recruits from the Evergreen State down the road. Here are some other 2008 prospects of note expected to attend the combine:
OL Nicholas Cody - Vancouver (Wash.) Hockinson  
QB Robbie Elliott - Adna (Wash.)
QB Kyle Warner - Gresham (Ore.) Centennial 
LB Isaiah Vercher - Vancouver (Wash.) Hudson's Bay 
WR Eric Lane - Port Angeles (Wash.)  
RB Juston Leverette - Seattle (Wash.) Cleveland 
DL Lepon Mamea - Tacoma (Wash.) Lincoln 
LB Justin Mann - Woodinville (Wash.)  
DB Evan Hopkins - Olympia (Wash.) Capital 
During the combine, coaches will evaluate each athlete based on the athlete’s performance in a variety of skill and agility drills. Athletes will participate in position-specific drills and the following tests:
Bench press 
Vertical jump 
20/40-yard dash (hand-timed with at least two clocks)
I test (20-yard pro shuttle) 
With added stations for the 40 and I test, expect the testing phase to go quickly, allowing for more time after lunch to do one-on-ones. After the testing phase, the linemen will go for roughly an hour with mirror, non-contact drills, as college coaches watch their footwork and hip movement. The skill athletes will go for roughly 90 minutes with mostly one-on-one activity.

Look for a wrap of the combine and results later Saturday night or Sunday.

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