June 11, 2007
Freshmen shine bright at Ultimate 100
UNION, N.J. -The first NationalUnderclassmen.com Ultimate 100 combine for freshmen (2010) players only took place in Union, N.J. on Saturday and the talent level was outstanding. While it's very early, a few from the class of 2010 are clearly worth waiting for led by defensive back Gideon Ajabe.
"The talent level here was impressive when you consider that these players are three years away from college," said Ultimate 100 founder Dave Schuman (NationalUnderclassmen.com). "It's still early, but these guys are off to a great start when it comes to earning recruiting attention."
Ajabe is certainly one of them. The 6-foot-3, 186-pounder ran a 4.68-second 40-yard dash and jumped 10'3" in the broad jump, a freshman record. He was also outstanding in coverage. The Coconut Grove (Fla.) Ransome Everglades School future star will likely outgrow his current safety position, but his coverage experience, speed and frame could make him a big-time recruit for the class of 2010. Ajabe was named the Skill Position Combine King for his off-the-charts testing numbers.
In addition to Ajabe, a few other defensive backs made a big impression. Armwood (Fla.) Seffner cornerback Khiry McQuay is still growing at 5-foot-8 and 148 pounds but his closing speed is awesome. McQuay picked off numerous passes throughout the day and was dominant in the 7-on-7 tournament, leading his team to the title. McQuay was named the day's Overall MVP.
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