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June 20, 2011

Skill positions dominate Class of 2012

While there was not as large of a turnout for the class of 2012 as there was for the underclassmen athletes at the Delaware NUC, there were still a number of quality performances turned in at Bear (Del.) Red Lion Christian Academy earlier this month.

Running back Quincey Lowery (5-6, 160) from Wilmington (Del.) A.I. Dupont earned the combine king title running a 4.59 40 yard dash, a 4.43 shuttle, 9-8 broad jump and 31 inch vertical.

Jordan Imeokparia of Newark (Del.) High ran the fastest 40 yard dash at 4.57, barely beating Lowery to earn the title of fastest man while showing great coverage skills at cornerback. The defensive back MVP was Matt Szczecinski (5-8, 168) from Wilmington (Del.) Salesianum. Szczecinski who ran an impressive 4.34 shuttle to go along with a 30 inch vertical was lights-out in coverage all day, which was evident in the 1 on 1's, diving multiple times to break up passes.

At wide receiver, Frank Anastasio of Hightstown (N.J.) Peddie School and Malik Golson of Smyrna (Del.) High shared the top wide receiver honors. Anastasio (5-11, 188) ran a 4.2 shuttle and proceeded to run very precise routes and showcase his great hands in the 1-on-1s, while Golson (5-8, 158) had very sneaky speed where he constantly found himself behind defenders on deep routes all day.

Salesianum running back Jerome Stanley (5-4, 175) is built like a fire hydrant, using his quickness to get open all day, and his strength to wrestle the football away from linebackers on a few occasions. Sidney Henry (5-7, 152), from Haymarket (Va.) Battlefield, is built like a wide receiver and ran routes well enough to make a transition out to that position in the future. Dontaye Rivera (5-9, 235) flashed some surprising quickness from the running back position.

At quarterback, Andrew Madden (5-9, 155) of Wilmington (Del.) Charter and David McCrae (6-1, 165) of Claymont (Del.) Archmere Academy shared top honors at the position. Neither had the strongest arm, but they showed an ability to throw catchable balls all day with especially when it came to the deep ball.

Offensive linemen Hunter McHugh (6-1, 260) of Wilmington (Del.) Concord and James Hypes (5-11, 301) of Newark (Del.) High were the best offensive linemen at the event while D.J. Taylor (6-1, 222) of Georgetown (Del.) Sussex Central went home with top honors on the defensive line.

Lastly at linebacker, Austin Browne (5-10, 248) of Yorktown (Va.) High was very physical with the running backs, also showing surprising athleticism in coverage while Salesianum's Alex Urban (6-0, 210) had a solid performance.



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