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ACC and other conferences showing off indoor “football” speed

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Posted by Mark Branstad

A few weeks ago I posted a brief spreadsheet with several football players having early standout indoor track performances.  In particular I mentioned UNC’s linebacker, Zach Brown and Michigan’s quarterback, Denard Robinson

But this week specifically I should mention Florida running back Jeff Demps and his NCAA best 6.59 / 60 meter time at the Tyson Invite.  Demps just might end up being the fastest football player of all-time (he’s already got the fastest 100 meters).  A few other outstanding indoor sprint performances worthy of mention include: Texas receiver, Marquise Goodwin, who dropped a 6.69 / 60 meter time last week and another Florida running back, Chris Rainey, ran 6.70 / 60 meters at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet a few weeks ago. 

Ohio State transfer, Lamaar Thomas, surfaced quickly for University of New Mexico track team running 6.84 / 60 meters at the Air Force Invite.   

The ACC and Pac-10 appear to have the most football players partcipating in indoor track this season with the University of Miami having six or more players on the track team.  Kind of the like the good ole’ days if your a Miami Hurricane fan. 

And hey, University of Louisville football coaches, ahem Coach Strong…the U of L track team has FIVE athletes long jumping over 24’06 this season and three reaching 25-feet plus.  Might want to consider talking to the track coach there about getting a few of those guys out for the football team?  Couldn’t hurt after that 4-8 season.   

With all this crossover action from the gridiron to the track lets breakdown the activity by event:  Data compiled from athletic.net among other sources. 

Division 1 Football Players & 2010 Indoor Track    
** Updated through Feb. 15th, 2010      
55 meters
TIME PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE MEET
6.26 Luther Ambrose  WR Louisiana-Monroe Sun Belt Texas Tech Open
           
60 meters
* Denotes former player        
TIME PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE MEET
6.59 Jeff Demps RB Florida  SEC Tyson Invite
6.67 Harry Adams * WR Auburn SEC Tyson Invite
6.69 Marquise Goodwin WR Texas Big 12 Ark v Texas Dual
6.70 Chris Rainey RB Florida  SEC VT Elite
6.72 Zach Brown  LB North Carolina ACC UNC Open
6.77 Lindsey Lamar  RB South Florida Big East Akron Quad
6.77 LaMichael James RB Oregon   Pac-10 Husky Classic
6.78 Travis Benjamin  WR Miami-FL ACC Penn State National
6.78 Skye Dawson WR Texas Christian MWC Tyson Invite
6.80 Allante Battle WR Arizona State Pac-10 Mountain T’s Open
6.81 Tyron Carrier  WR Houston C-USA Cherry & Silver Invite
6.81 Corey Nelms DB Miami-FL ACC Kentucky Invite
6.81 Denard Robinson  QB Michigan Big Ten Michigan v Ohio State Dual
6.82 Tyrone McGraw * RB Stanford Pac-10 Cherry & Silver Invite
6.83 Lamar Miller  RB Miami-FL ACC Penn State National
6.84 Isaiah Sweeney WR Houston C-USA Leonard Hilton Memorial
6.84 DeMarcus VanDyke DB Miami-FL ACC Penn State National
6.84 Lamaar Thomas WR New Mexico MWC Air Force Invite
6.86 David Wilson RB Virginia Tech ACC VT Elite
6.86 Randall Carroll WR UCLA Pac-10 NAU Team Challenge
6.87 Da’Rel Scott RB Maryland ACC VT Elite
6.87 Derrick Hopkins  WR South Florida Big East Sykes & Sabock  Challenge
6.88 Torrance Hunt WR East Carolina C-USA Sykes & Sabock  Challenge
6.93 Hunter Furr  RB North Carolina ACC UNC Open
6.94 James Jackson WR Ohio State Big Ten Penn State National
6.95 Sheldon Price DB UCLA Pac-10 NAU Team Challenge
7.03 Troy Woolfolk DB Michigan Big Ten Simmons-Harvey Invite
7.03 Keynan Parker DB Oregon State Pac-10 Husky Classic
7.03 James Rodgers WR Oregon State Pac-10 Husky Classic
7.05 Terry Carter DB Louisiana Tech WAC Razorback Invite
7.06 Devin Giles DB Washington State Pac-10 Husky Classic
7.15 Avis Commack WR Florida State ACC Rod McCrary Memorial
7.31 Rashaad Reynolds DB Oregon State Pac-10 Husky Classic
           
60 meter hurdles 
TIME PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE MEET
7.85 Corey Nelms DB Miami-FL ACC Penn State National
7.86 Spencer Adams DB Clemson ACC Virginia Tech Invite
8.10 Avis Commack WR Florida State ACC Tyson Invite
8.70 Je’Ron Stokes WR Michigan  Big Ten Rod McCrary Memorial
           
200 meters
TIME PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE MEET
21.28 Tyron Carrier WR Houston C-USA Texas A&M Challenge
21.32 Isaiah Sweeney WR Houston C-USA Cherry & Silver Invite
21.65 Randall Carroll WR UCLA Pac-10 Boise State Team Invite
21.75 Zach Brown LB North Carolina ACC VT Elite
21.84 Allante Battle WR Arizona State Pac-10 Mountain T’s Open
21.87 Kyle Jefferson WR Wisconsin Big Ten ISU Classic
22.00 Tyrone McGraw * RB Stanford Pac-10 Cherry & Silver Invite
22.17 Terry Carter DB Lousiana Tech WAC Razorback Invite
22.32 Sheldon Price DB UCLA Pac-10 NAU Team Challenge
22.80 Devin Giles DB Washington State Pac-10 Husky Classic
22.99 Curtis Campbell DB North Carolina ACC VT Elite
23.05 Troy Woolfolk DB Michigan Big Ten Simmons-Harvey Invite
           
High Jump
DISTANCE PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE MEET
7-00.50 Jordan Bishop WR Oregon State Pac-10 Husky Invite
7-00.25 Frankie Hammond Jr. WR Florida SEC VT Elite
6-10.75 Obum Gwacham WR Oregon State Pac-10 Husky Invite
6-08.75 Nelson Rosario WR UCLA Pac-10 NAU Team Challenge
           
Long Jump
DISTANCE PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE MEET
25-07.50 Marquise Goodwin WR Texas   Big 12 Texas A&M v Texas Dual
24-00.75 Nelson Rosario WR UCLA Pac-10 NAU Team Challenge
23-05 Isaiah Sweeney WR Houston  C-USA Houston Indoor
22-03 Skye Dawson WR Texas Christian MWC Tyson Invite
           
Triple Jump
DISTANCE PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE MEET
51-05 David Wilson RB Virginia Tech ACC Hokie Invite
           
Shot Put
DISTANCE PLAYER POSITION SCHOOL CONFERENCE MEET
54-09 Geno Atkins DT Georgia SEC VT Elite
54-05 Marcus Cannon OL Texas Chrisitian MWC Texas A&M Invite
54-03 Casey Dehn OL Wisconsin Big Ten Wisconsin Elite Invite
53-11 Ben Bartholomew TE Tennessee SEC Hokie Invite
49-07 Cameron Elisara DT Washington Pac-10 UW Invite
48-09 Micanor Regis DT Miami-FL ACC Health Alliance Classic

Freshman of Influence – Week 5

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Posted by Mark Branstad – Football Talent Advisors

A few freshman running backs highlight this week’s group and a couple of Indy local shouts.

 

Freshman of Influence Week 5:

 

LaMichael James, RB – Oregon

This one is probably overdue considering James is one of the top rushers in the nation and he’s one of the fastest too.  He’s rushed for over 580 yards and 4 touchdowns.  Include a 10.65 / 100 meter dash in high school (Liberty-Elyau, Texas) and 4×100 (42.14) and he’s one exciting player with a big future. 

Larry Caper, RB – Michigan State

Big and physical back helped MSU beat Michigan and scored the game winning touchdown in overtime.  Caper is helped too by his speed, evidenced in his high school track career.  He ran for Battle Creek HS in Michigan running 4×100 (42.43) and 4×200 (1:31.11) and long jumping almost 21 feet.  He qualified for state track meet several times. 

Chad Bumphis, WR – Mississippi State

Young true freshman currently leads squad in receptions and receiving yards.  Very solid high school track athlete as well…ran for Tupelo HS (Mississippi) 11.08 / 100, 22.45 / 200, and 4×100 (43.00) and 4×200 (1:28.75), and long jumped over 21 feet.  Qualified for state meet in multiple events. 

Mohamed Sanu, WR – Rutgers

This player certainly passes the eye test, listed at 6’02 215.  Not great production so far but he’s on a pretty solid team.  He’s got some serious athleticism to compliment his size running track for South Brunswick HS (New Jersey).  Triple jump was his best event leaping as far as 46’01 and long jumping almost 22 feet, played quarterback in high school. 

Local Shout  

Luke Swift, WR/KR – Miami of Ohio

Good to see a few more true freshman players from Indianapolis area high schools making contributions at the D1 level.  Luke doesn’t have many stats yet as a receiver but has 15 kickoffs for over 200 return yards.  He was a very good high school hurdler at Center Grove high school.  Finished third at the Indiana state track meet in 110 hurdles (14.28) and fifth in 300 hurdles (38.45) also ran a blistering 7.39 / 55 hurdles at Hoosier State Indoor Relays as a senior.  Hope he can start turning Miami of O fortunes. 

Chris Jones, DT – Bowling Green

Another Indianapolis area high school player, played at Brownsburg HS, making an impact as a true freshman…currently has 13 tackles, one sack and one TFL for BGSU.  Not bad for a player that wasn’t heavily pursued by D1 programs.  I might add that Chris was one of the best high school shot putters in Indiana, throwing 57’05 at a sectional meet and qualifying for state also threw discus 136’00.  Most impressive (in my opinion) he ran 7.35 / 55 meter dash at the Cathedral Indoor Meet (2009), that’s something for a 6’02 270 athlete.