One of the four reasons that I give to football players who are interested in attending the MSROHIO Developmental Combines is that they will be able to compete. For most higher profiled players that means nothing, because they have a lot of offers. But for Dublin Coffman's, Reagan Malas, he gets it.
Reagan is the starting free safety for Dublin Coffman's football team. Listed at 6'0-182 (no shoes), he had some very good times/measurements at last Saturday's combine. 4.61 (electronic) and 4.44 (hand held). Verticaled 33.6. Ran pro-shuttle - 4.3. Broad jumped-9'10. L-cone-7.2. and threw powerball-31'.
The times are impressive for a March combine. First time for him running the L-cone. But what is more important is that Reagan had already competed at the NIKE Combine earlier in the month. Not only did he compete, but he finished seventh in the SPARQ scoring system. Seventh out of 1,300 competitors. What is important to me is that Reagan wanted to compete and wanted to get better.
Not only does Reagan run well and change direction, he is also a football player, not just a test taker. From his free safety position, he will "strike" you. Almost too aggressive at times. Although he would have to get better hips, he is a possible corner. Too often, a prospect will test well, but does not play well. Or, sometimes he will test well, but not be tall enough. Not Reagan, he does all.
As an evaluator, I have been tough on Reagan, but he keeps proving me wrong. Really enjoyed watching him compete and get better last Saturday. With a really good summer, Reagan will be on many recruiters' list.
I need to mention another Dublin Coffman junior. WR Kyle Marcinick lists 6'1-183. First met him at my camp, when he was a freshman working out as a QB. Fast, quick, but lacked the skills of a QB who wanted to play Division 1 football. I suggested that he work as both a QB and receiver.
Last year Kyle was a starting receiver at Dublin Coffman. Watched him run by corners. Needs to keep working on hips, but will be fine. Also a possible slot receiver, but either way, his burst and speed will really help him.
Last Saturday's tests results. 4.52(HH). 34.1-vertical. 4.09-shuttle. 9'4-broad jump. 7.1-L-cone.
Really good tests' results. As he keeps working and getting better, times will improve this summer.
Kyle needs to get in front of "decision makers" this summer to prove his ball skills are good.
Both Reagan Malas and Kyle Marcinick work hard and compete. Probably not on many lists now, but will be this summer. Good luck to both.