Charlotte Combine Recap/Results
O.C. Wardlow
O.C. Wardlow
- NC Prep Report
Posted May 8, 2005


The Queen City hosted one of the more solid combines of the Shrine Bowl Combine tour Saturday. The offense of quarterbacks O.C. Wardlow, Cedric Surratt, and Ben Williams and wide outs Tavorris Jolly and Avyd Baldwin combined with the cover skills of Curtis Bristol and Tavius Bigelow created the most competitive one-on-one passing drills of the tour.

Full Combine Results | Photos

Combine's Top Five Performances


Drew Adams, LB, Matthews Butler, 5'9½", 170 lbs.

Up and down Adams had by far the day's top performance starting with the combine's best 4.29 second 40-yard dash. He rounded out the combine with a 4.34-second 20-yard shuttle, a 35.8-inch vertical jump, and 14 reps of 185 lbs. on the bench.

O.C. Wardlow, QB, W-S Mt. Tabor, 5'11¼", 180 lbs.

Wardlow rarely steals the show during combine testing, but on-one-on passing drills are a different story. Disproving the myth of being just an athlete playing quarterback, Wardlow showed great touch with his throws. He did, however, run one of the better 20-yard shuttle times -- 4.19 seconds.

Marcus Harris, TB, Burlington Williams, 5'7", 172 lbs.

Harris's name shows up in the top 10 of three of the four combine events: 40-yard dash (4.42 seconds), 20-yard shuttle (4.22 seconds), and bench press of 185 lbs. (19 repetitions). His 32.7-inch vertical is also something to be proud of.

Hakim Nicks, WR, Charlotte Independence, 6'0¾", 200 lbs.

What do you know, another Independence wide receiver making headlines. Although its too soon to crown him the next Mario Raley or Mohamed Massaquoi, Nicks did have a solid day highlighted with a 36.2-inch vertical jump. He also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds and 20-yard shuttle in 4.32 seconds.

Rico Bell, DB, Charlotte Vance, 5'10½", 177 lbs.

Bell blazed the track by tying Adams' time in the 40-yard dash with a 4.25-second time. He also added a 32.5-inch vertical jump and rep'd 185 lbs. ten times.



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