Saturday marks the first ever Southern Elite Combine. The combine, which will begin at 10 a.m. at Lafayette High School in Oxford, will feature players from the classes of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
There will be a plethora of high school coaches and former NFL players in attendance, helping young players establish better technique and ball skills, while media members from 247Sports and scouts from Junior Rank will help judge best individual performances on the afternoon.
The Southern Elite Combine is expecting to have high school players from all over the nation, and there are some very noticeable names on the list.
Starting the list is Herbert Moore (DT, East HS, Memphis, Tenn., 2013). Moore is a 6-2, 330-pound Ole Miss committment and is ranked the No. 60 best defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 27 best player in the state of Tenn. Moore also participated on the Team USA U19 football squad last week.
Ole Miss recently offered Devin Voorhies (Ath./S, Wilkinson County HS, Woodville, Miss., 2014). Voorhies is expected to attend to Southern Elite Combine. The 6-2, 185-pound athlete has all the athletic tools to shine during the combine.
Voorhies has offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State and LSU. He’s currently ranked the No. 2 rated player in the state of Miss., and the No. 68 player in the country for the class of 2014 according to 247Sports.
A very explosive player that’s expected to attend the Southern Elite Combine is Jalen Hurd (WR/RB, Beech Senior HS, Hendersonville, Tenn., 2014). Hurd has offers from over 10 schools including the likes of Alabama, Ole Miss and Ohio State.
Hurd is currently ranked the No. 1 all-purpose back in the nation and the No. 38 overall player in the country for 2014.
The Southern Elite Combine will also have its fair share of speedsters.
One speedster that Mississippi residents are likely to be familiar with is Kailo Moore (RB, West Bolivar HS, Rosedale, Miss., 2013). The 5-10, 180-pound running back is currently committed to Mississippi State, but also holds offers from Ole Miss, Southern Miss and the Vanderbilt Commodores. Moore is ranked the No. 8 best running back in the country and the No. 2 best player in the state of Miss.
Quinton Lane (WR/DB, Ackerman HS, Ackerman, Miss., 2013) is another player that’s started to become recognized because of his speed. The 6-1, 190-pound athlete ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at an Ole Miss camp back at the beginning of June. Immediately following the combine, Lane was rewarded an offer and the Rebels have been high on his list ever since. He currently has one other offer from Arkansas State.
D.K. Buford (RB, Lafayette HS, Oxford, Miss., 2014) will also be in attendance Saturday. Analysts are sure to keep a keen eye on Buford’s ability to change direction along with his phenomenal speed. The 5-10, 190-pound running back has amazing speed, recording a 4.22 40-yard dash. Buford currently holds offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State, but it’s expected he’ll be a hot commodity for the class of 2014.
The Southern Elite combine will also have their share of younger players in attendance. However, these young players have already made huge strides in their young careers. The combine will host one players that recently played on Team USA’s U-15 squad.
Current Ole Miss commit C.J. Hampton (WR, Meridian HS, Meridian, Miss., 2014) will showcase his skills Saturday as well. The 6-1, 185-pound wide receiver passes the eye test. Hampton committed to Ole Miss over Mississippi State. He’s not yet ranked by 247Sports.
Montreal Jordan (DB, Philadelphia HS, Philadelphia, Miss., 2013) recently told Rebels247 that he’s enjoying the recruitment process at this time. Jordan will look to continue to impress the analysts Saturday. The 6-2, 185-pound corner currently holds offers from Ole Miss and Mississippi State. He’s ranked the No. 66 best cornerback in the nation and the No. 14 best player in the state of Miss.
A few bigger name offensive linemen will be mushing up the trenches during the combine tomorrow.
Daronte Bouldin (OL, Canton HS, Canton, Miss., 2013) will try sharping his skills while working on winning the award for best lineman on Saturday. The 6-3, 295-pound offensive lineman is currently ranked the No. 89 best offensive tackle in the country and the No. 20 best player in the state of Miss. While Bouldin will look to impress at the combine, he also has a big decision coming up; choosing between the Ole Miss Rebels and the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
Kent Flowers (OL, Hollandale-Simmons HS, Hollandale, Miss., 2013) will also be in Oxford on Saturday to try grinding out a few new techniques before he heads off to college. Flowers is currently ranked the No. 48 best offense tackle in the country and the No. 8 best player in the state of Miss. according to 247Sports. The 6-4, 295-pound offensive lineman is committed to Mississippi State, while also having an offer from Ole Miss.
There could be multiple players that shine on Saturday; names that haven’t been mentioned in this Southern Elite Combine preview. However, these are names analysts will definitely be watching closely.