Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Looking for that big-time sleeper

We're always looking for that guy who comes out of nowhere as a senior and suddenly has colleges drooling over him, and Ardrey Kell High's Troy Elkins has a chance to be that guy.

Elkins has been in the program four years now, and has shown flashes before but never quite put it together. He started a few games at defensive back as a junior but produced negligible stats, and college scouts didn't even have him on their radar.

That may have changed at a recent N.C. Shrine Bowl scouting combine, where Elkins turned in a 4.48 40-yard dash and a 33-inch vertical leap.

"He may be a late bloomer," said Ardrey Kell coach Marty Woolbright today. "He hasn't done much before, but he's a good kid, and he's got a lot of skills. He's got to make plays, and right now we're depending on him to do that."

Woolbright expects Elkins to play both safety and wide receiver. Now the scouts know who he is, and he'll be in a position to have an impact on the team. He just has to do it.

--Stan Olson

1 comment:

randomfan said...

Ardrey Kell has a history of sleepers. They had Alex Royster and Brennen Glover who flew under the radar. I know Glover signed but Royster should end up somewhere. Watch out for them at the next level