Tupelo Combine Notebook

Tupelo Combine Notebook

Tupelo High School hosted the 7th Annual Steve Robertson Southeast Select combine this past Saturday. Several of north Mississippi's top football talents were on hand for the event. 159 showed up and some rising talents really showed out.

Mississippi State commitment Jarvis Wilson returned to the combine after making a strong showing in 2013.

Wilson shaved close to three tenths off of his forty time over the course of the last year and has added some good weight to his 6-2 frame.

Wilson was among the leaders in most testing events and really shined in the one-on-one and positional drills.

One of his best attributes was his willingness to encourage others and be a leader on the sidelines.

Wilson took full advantage of his time on campus.

If there had been an overall MVP of the event, it would have gone to South Panola running back Darrell Henderson who was absolutely electric in all areas.

Henderson was among the fleetest of foot in all of the speed drills including a first place finish in the fastest man competition.

Another consistent performer was Tupelo LB/SS prospect Justin Clifton who turned heads at every opportunity.

Clifton ran 4.45 in the 40 yard dash and then had a combine best 10-2 in the standing broad jump.

Clifton has the raw athleticism to help at multiple positions on the next level, but will likely find a home roaming the deep third in the secondary.

North Pontotoc CB Brooks Shannon burst on to the scene with some very solid numbers including a 4.41 in the 40 yard dash.

Shannon's length was a problem for receivers and quarterbacks alike on the deeper routes.

Lewisburg 2016 quarterback Jake Harville measured just under 6-4 and just over 200 pounds.

Harville showed some nice spin on the deep ball and some solid arm strength when he had to ram one into a tighter window underneath.

Harville is a name to remember going forward.

Another rising junior, Keshon Heard of Hamilton, returned to Tupelo for the second straight year.

Heard raced to a spot in the fastest man competition again this year becoming the first every two time fastest man competition finalist.

Saltillo running back Diamante Pounds really looked the part at 211 solid pounds. The rising senior holds a handful of early offers including options from Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe.

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