June 9, 2009

Schuman introduces new stars

TULSA - Through the past few years Dave Schuman's National Underclassmen Combine has become perhaps the nation's best at helping to identify top young talent both from the upcoming senior class as well as players who have yet to play a down of high school football. Last weekend Schuman's combine hit Tulsa Memorial high school and players from around the Big 12 region showed up to put on stellar performances.

Not surprisingly, most of the headliners are names that most recruiting fans haven't yet heard about.

In the case of 2011 MVP Connor Myers some of the reasons he may have gone somewhat unnoticed so far are fairly obvious. Myers at 6-foot, and 262-pounds isn't the prototype at defensive tackle but watching him go through drill after drill on Saturday his athleticism is something few coaches would dare to dream of. His 40-yard dash was consistently under 5.2-seconds and Myers showed great agility going through shuttle drills in sub-4.7-second times.

And while his testing and work during drills were exemplary it was his work in one-on-ones that helped him pick up the camp's MVP honors.

"He was unblockable," Tulsa Memorial head coach Tony Daniels said.

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