Joins Spain Park Combine

Spain Park hosted their inaugural 2007 football combine with close to 400 players from across the state making their way to Hoover, (Ala.). The combine was held indoors at the Spain Park gymnasium with their facilities second to none. Several well-known prospects attended as well as new names emerged during the event. was a select partner for the event.

The weather forced the combine indoors with the players only testing in timed events. The players did not participate in drills or one-on-one competition.

The Spain Park coaching staff did an outstanding job in their first year of conducting the combine. Hundreds of players attended the event with the coaches posting all results at the end of the combine. will post updates throughout the week as we now report a brief summary of several of the players who had outstanding performances.

The player selected as the top overall combine performer was Sparkman's Jonathan Richardson. The rising senior measured 5.6, 182-pounds and ran a 4.56 forty-yard dash. He recorded a 4.31 shuttle and a 4.33 three-cone drill. He had an amazing 41-inch vertical and recorded 18 reps of 185-pounds on the bench press.

One of the top prospects for the class of 2009 is Andalusia linebacker Nico Johnson. He measured 6-1, 219-pounds and recorded a 4.7 forty-yard dash. Johnson is receiving early interest from Alabama, Auburn and LSU.

Antonio Johnson

Hale County cornerback Antonio Johnson certainly needs to gain a little weight measuring 5-10, 158-pounds, but was impressive recording a 4.51 forty-yard dash and a 39.5 inch vertical. Johnson has received a scholarship offer from Auburn.

Spain Park's very own William Green has received several scholarship offers including Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Oklahoma. Green was a standout at his home school's combine. He measured 6-3, 200-pounds, recorded a 4.68 forty-yard dash and a 4.34 shuttle. His explosion was clearly evident and no surprise why college coaches are calling his number.

Spain Park offensive lineman Eric Jones has not received any scholarship offers, but he is receiving a lot of interest. Jones measured 6-5, 282-pounds and recorded a 5.2 forty-yard dash. Look for his recruitment to increase during spring evaluations.

Tae Keith

Talladega's Tae Keith is one of the top receivers in the state. Keith holds scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State. He sure passed the eye test as well measuring 6-1, 196-pounds and recorded a 4.68 forty-yard dash.

Pleasant Grove tight end Kedric Murry tested well standing 6-3, 265-pounds and recorded a 5.0 in the forty-yard dash.

Marbury offensive lineman Josh Tatum is receiving a lot of attention. Tatum measured 6-3, 300-pounds and was timed at 5.4 in the forty-yard dash.

Triston Purifoy

Hanceville defensive back Triston Purifoy was another prospect who passed they eye test. Purifoy measured 5-9, 190-pounds and was clocked at 4.54 in the forty-yard dash. He is receiving heavy interest from Ole Miss.

Escambia County defensive lineman Jarrod Jefferson caught our attention when he first walked in the door. He was a great looking prospect who measured 6-1, 222-pounds. He recorded a 4.91 forty-yard dash and a 4.53 shuttle. He recorded 20 reps of 185-pounds on the bench press.

Tyler Love

Mountain Brook offensive lineman Tyler Love was in attendance, but did not participate in the combine. Love is one of the nation's top offensive tackles, and he informed of his plans to wait until after his senior season before making his college decision. will post several interviews throughout the week as well as photo galleries and video collected from the combine. Recommended Stories

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