May 18, 2006

Growing interest in Blake Behrens

Phoenix Brophy Prep lineman Blake Behrens participated in the Nike Combine at Palo Alto for the second year in a row recently.

Following the event, and nearing the conclusion of his school's spring football practices, Behrens spoke with

"I was just more prepared for it," Behrens said, of this year's combine. "I felt I was a lot stronger and quicker and also I had a better understanding of what I was supposed to be doing out there. There were no surprises or anything thing like. You know going into it what you're going to be doing and so you're not worried about it.

"My SPARQ testing was up about 10 or 15 points up I believe. I was the same height, I weighed 275 so I was up about 25 pounds. My vertical was up about an inch and a half, my 40 (yard dash) was down by about a tenth of a second, my shuttle was almost exactly the same."

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