Competitive Edge Combine Recap
Devin Topps (Scout.com)
Devin Topps (Scout.com)
Northwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 20, 2008


SUMNER, Wash. - Just like last year, when Garfield's Deandre Coleman was arguably the top performer at the Competitive Edge Combine, again it was the year of the underclassmen. Sure, there was the occastional senior-to-be that stood out, but the young kids certainly passed the look test and generally seemed to be the better-looking prospects out of the 300 that worked out this past Saturday.

At almost every position, a 2010 prospect or younger outperformed their older counterparts. This year's Coleman was Devin Topps, a 6-foot-1.5, 200-pound running back from Kentridge High. He was one of a handful of 2010 running backs, which included Bethel's Anthony Meray and Nehemie Kankolongo from Centennial Secondary in British Columbia, that ran the hardest through the position drills and had the most consistent testing days.

Topps ran a 4.8 40, 4.5 20-yard shuttle, 9-feet in the standing broad jump, and lifted 185 pounds 13 times. Meray, at 5-foot-6 and 177 pounds, ran a 4.75 40, 4.42 shuttle, jumped 8-2 in the standing broad jump, and lifted 185 pounds 18 times. Kankolongo, who came from the same village in the Congo as 2009 South Eugene star Boseko Lokombo, ran a 4.8 40, 4.5 shuttle, 9-feet in the standing broad jump and lifted 185 pounds 10 times.

On the lines, no one was more impressive than Lakes sophomore Sione Potoae. At 6-foot-1 and 268 pounds, the defensive tackle ran a 5.27 40, a 4.99 40, jumped 8 feet in the standing broad jump and lifted 185 pounds 24 times. In the 1-on-1 drills, he showed off his strength, ability and repertoire of moves in handling his opponent time after time.

There were a couple of 2009 performers that definitely deserve mention for standing out. Puyallup's Justin Veltung had the day's lowest 40 time (4.39), while Olympia RB Brock Hamm probably had the most consistent workout across the board: at 6-feet and 198 pounds, Hamm ran a 4.56 40, ran a 4.6 shuttle, jumped 8-6 in the standing broad jump, and lifted 185 pounds 27 times.

Curtis WR Stan Langlow looked to be the top prospect of any of the junior receivers. The 6-3, 187-pound Langlow ran a 4.56 40, a 4.59 shuttle, jumped 9-7 in the long jump and benched 185 pounds 13 times.

On the DL, 2009 prospects David Gaylord, Hosam Shahin, Daniel Stockdale and Rob Tramonte all had noteworthy days. Gaylord, at 6-3 and 221 pounds, ran a 4.66 40, 4.7 shuttle, jumped 7-10 in the standing broad jump and benched 185 pounds 8 times. Shahin, at 6-3 and 255 pounds, ran a 5.05 40, 5.0 shuttle, jumped 8-1 in the standing broad jump, and 185 pounds 19 times. Stockdale, at 6-2 and 222 pounds, ran a 4.98 40, a 4.8 shuttle, jumped 8-7 in the standing broad jump and benched 185 pounds 15 times. Tramonte, at 6-feet and 243 pounds, ran a 4.82 40, a 4.71 shuttle, jumped 8-4 in the standing broad jump, and benched 185 pounds 21 times.

And I have to mention the workout of young Joshua Garnett, who most likely head up the class of 2012 when it comes around. Garnett, at 6-foot-3 and 262 pounds, is not yet even in high school: he'll eventually matriculate to Puyallup High in two years. He ran a 5.63 40 and a 5.2 shuttle. Garnett is the son of former UW lineman Scott Garnett, so the lineage is most definitely there.

Here's a breakdown of the top players at each position, also in alphabetical order:

QB
Jacob Allie Lindbergh, 5-11, 223 (2009)
Andy Gay Jackson, 6-3, 185 (2010)
Dalton Gervais Lakes, 6-1, 170 (2010)
Jeff Logan Graham-Kapowsin, 5-11.5, 203 (2009)
Matt McDonagh Meadowdale, 6-1, 172 (2009)
Connor Paysse Royal, 6-0, 177 (2009)

RB
Ronald Flowers Kentwood, 5-9, 161 (2010)
Brock Hamm Olympia, 6-0, 198 (2009)
Nehemie Kankolongo Centennial (BC), 5-10, 193 (2010)
Brett Kirschner Interlake, 5-8, 194 (2010)
Craig Loper Willamette (OR), 5-9, 178 (2009)
Anthony Meray Bethel, 5-6, 177 (2010)
Devin Topps Kentridge, 6-1.5, 200 (2010)

WR/TE
Lee Baumgardner Sumner, 6-4, 213 (2009)
Blair Collins Royal, 5-10, 149 (2009)
Din Kuses Edmonds-Woodway, 6-0, 182 (2009)
Stan Langlow Curtis, 6-3, 187 (2009)
Patrick Lindsley Interlake, 6-3, 240 (2010)
J.D. Melton Archbishop Murphy, 6-1, 201 (2009)
Nathan Murphy Hardin (MT), 5-11, 194 (2009)

OL
Joshua Garnett Kalles Junior High, 6-3, 262 (2012)
Kyle Hofman Orcas Island, 6-2, 273 (2009)
Austin Robinson Kentridge, 6-3, 260 (2010)

DL
Keith Arns Decatur, 6-5, 239 (2009)
David Gaylord Lynden, 6-3, 221 (2009)
Dexter Morrison, Jr. Centennial (OR), 6-1, 244 (2009)
Sione Potoae Lakes, 6-1, 268 (2010)
J.J. Quinlan Archbishop Murphy, 5-11, 230 (2009)
Hosam Shahin Hugh Boyd Secondary (BC), 6-3, 255 (2009)
Daniel Stockdale Curtis, 6-2, 222 (2009)
Rob Tramonte Skyline, 6-0, 243 (2009)

LB
Riley Carr Jackson, 5-10.5, 211 (2010)
Taylor Creighton Lynden, 6-0.5, 216 (2009)
Jake Pele Auburn-Riverside, 6-0, 234 (2009)

DB
Billy Lechtenberg Mountlake Terrace, 5-11, 182 (2009)
Justin Veltung Puyallup, 5-10, 163 (2009)

P/K
Dorian Lair Shorewood, 6-foot-1, 206 (2009)
Kevin Miller Centennial (OR), 6-0, 192 (2009)


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