While the 40-yard dash is important, many coaches and scouts will tell you that they prefer the pro shuttle drill, in which players dart back and forth in the process of covering 20 yards. It offers a good study of their abilities to change direction suddenly.
The best shuttle time Sunday’s Scout.com combine produced came from running back Mykell Jones of Spartanburg High. He blew the field away with a 4.15-second effort.
Safety Keenan Allen of Northern Guilford, whose name seems to pop up everywhere these days (he’s fourth on The Observer’s N.C. Top 25 prospects list), was second with a 4.23.
Allen was followed by RB Tamari White of Jacksonville White Oak (4.28), QB/WR Lamar Ivey of Eastern Alamance (4.29) and RB Tyler Hamilton of East Rutherford (4.32).--Stan Olson