NUC Sports Oklahoma City Football Combine Writeup

Dave Schuman

March 26th, 2017

Team Leader: Coach Matt Cutaia

The 2017 Southwest NUC tour made its way to Oklahoma with the OKC Event held at Langston University.  Many athletes came out to participate in the event – including some of the top athletes from Oklahoma – surrounding states and as far as the country of Australia. The camp was filled with athleticism and a variety of different talents.

Top Performers

Israel Antwine – Co 2018 (DL) 6’3”, 276 pounds, Millwood High School

Antwine opened some eyes right off the bat with a 28’ ½” vertical and continued to impress by coming out and running a 4.79 in the 40 yard dash (while weighing in at 276 pounds). The momentum carried over to the position drill, 2v2’s and 1v1’s. Antwine could not be blocked; he is extremely fast and explosive off the ball. Look for the big guy to continue to rack up offers (he already has over 11 division 1 offers), as his measurables will allow for him to make an impact at the next level. Antwine was the OKC Combine & Showcase Overall MVP.

Quinlan Ganther – Co 2020 (QB) 5’6, 170 pounds, Del City High School

Ganther doesn’t necessarily have the height of your prototypical high school quarterback, but once he stepped onto the turf, he proved to have all the tools to be a Top QB. He has great foot work, a strong arm and during the showcase, he demonstrated great pocket presence. Ganther will be competing for the starting jobs as a sophomore come next fall. He was the camp QB MVP.

Jack Woods – Co 2019 (RB) 5’7, 162 pounds, Santa Fe High School

Woods is a diamond in the rough. Spending most of his time at the camp in the backfield, Woods proved that he was a jack-of-all-trades. He not only played running back, but also lined up in the slot as a receiver. He displayed great footwork and fluid hips. During 1on1s and 2on2s, no matter where he lined up, no one could cover him. With an impressive 4.19 shuttle, he made life difficult for every defender who matched up with him. Woods was voted camp RB MVP.

Cooper Christian – Co 2020 (WR) 5’3, 123 pounds, Oologoh – Talala Public Schools

Christian competed like a kid that wanted to prove that big things come in small packages. He doesn’t play like a 5’ 3”, 123-pound freshman. What he lacks in size & strength, he makes up with technique. He was excellent in his stem, cut with precision and he broke out of his routes. Christian was the camp Co-WR MVP.

Kendal Talton – Co 2018 (WR) 5’11 ½, 180 pounds, Edmond Memorial High School

Talton has a good blend of size, speed and quickness that many coaches look for. His is very explosive off the line of scrimmage. When defenders tried to press him, his physicality allowed for easy releases. Talton made some impressive catches and also did a great job restacking defenders once he ran past them. He was the camp Co-WR MVP.

Aaron Stokes – Co 2019 (DB) 5’6, 154 pounds, East Central High School

What Stokes lacks in speed and explosion, he makes up with in skill and technique. While not the biggest, Stokes proved to be a lockdown defender while being great in press coverage and ball skills to break up passes. He also had a great attitude and was a pleasure to coach. This was the second time Stokes has won the DB MVP at an Oklahoma camp within the last year.

Eli Russ – Co 2020 (OL) 6’4 ½, 280 pounds, Plainview High School

Russ was the anchor of the offensive line group.  He showed great use of his hands and feet by getting a strong base to keep defenders in from of him. He did a good job redirecting after the counter-move of the defensive lineman. Russ was the camp OL MVP.

T.W. Ayers – Co 2018 (DL) 6’1, 234 pounds, Lamar High School

Ayes showed power and speed off the edge.  He started off camp showing impressive speed (4.50 forty) in testing, relative to his size. This young man has an incredible upside to many other athletes. His strength was on full display every time he engaged with the opposing offensive linemen. Ayers joked all camp about wanting to test the bench – he demonstrated that he was easily the strongest lineman in attendance.  He was the camp DL MVP.

Landon Mages – Co 2018 (LB) 5’8, 201 pounds, Perkins-Tryon High School

Mages is an agile linebacker with great athletic ability.  He showed great hip mobility. During the event, Spike showed the physical and mental toughness it takes to play the position.  Spikes used his hands well and showed great ball skills during the 1on1s. Mages was the camp LB MVP.

Other Top players

Diego Miranda – Co 2018 (WR) 6’0, 173 pounds, Robert H. Goddard High School

Mirando is a very athletic, who is extremely quick & explosive. He was our Combine King.

Samuel Fort – Co 2019 (DB) 5’11 ½, 172 pounds, Edmond Memorial High School

Fort was one of the best DBs at the camp. He has a great mixture of size, quickness & speed. Fort was the Fastest Man at the camp.

 

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