Trinity junior Brandon Robertson was the big winner at Sunday's Nike Combine in Pittsburgh, an event with more than 800 athletes from the Northeast at the UPMC Sports Complex.
Robertson, a defensive end/outside linebacker who also plays fullback, had the top SPARQ rating with a score of 103.29. SPARQ is an acronym that stands for Speed Power Agility Reaction and Quickness. It consists of a series of sport-specific athletic tests such as jumps, sprints, shuttle runs, throws and bench press.
Dalton referred to Robertson as an "athletic marvel" and a "real sleeper" in this year's recruiting class. Sunday's performance will certainly raise Robertson's profile, as he became the second Trinity player to post a top SPARQ rating at a Nike Combine. The first was Mike Yancich in 2007. He is at Penn State.
Ringgold sophomore Demetrius Louis ran the fastest 40-yard dash, a time of 4.51. His 38-inch vertical leap ranked second at the combine, just two-tenths of an inch behind Malik Blakeman of Penn Hills.
Louis finished eighth overall.
Beth-Center's Sal Faieta finished 13th. Ringgold's Quad Law and Alfon Cook, and Trinity's Pat Frey and Corey Hunsberger were among the top 100. Frey was ranked second in the Class of 2014.
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