Monday, March 28, 2011

Trinity's Robertson, Ringgold's Louis shine at combine

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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Anonymous said...

Does anyone else wonder why Trinity produces division I talent every year but still only manage to barely squeak into the playoffs? And then do nothing when they do get there

Anonymous said...

Trinity = workout warriors, gametime failures

R. Keith Taylor said...

I am sure you knew this.

Anonymous said...

Hey, this may sound strange but guarantee my son a D1 scholarship and I'll sign on for 0-10 every year! It's about what options you have AFTER high school that matter.

Anonymous said...

It boils down to an inability to utilize the talent available in an efficient coordinated manner.
A great Athletic Director does not necessarily become a great game-day coach. Unfortunate for the kids.

Anonymous said...

Ed Dalton is a favorite whipping boy on here and many other places because of his failure to win at Trinity with a lot of talent. Ed is a great guy, he really cares about the kids as and AD and HC. Maybe he needs to go outside of his program and bring in a new O Coordinator and D Coordinator and let them coach. He is a very good leader, just focus on what he's good at and stay out of the way of guys that can produce wins.