The Elite Combine Series Guelph was jam packed with over 110 prospects. The underclassmen stole the show at the combine taking home multiple MVPs awards. Let’s take a quick look at the Guelph MVPs and how their performance allowed them to take home some hardware.
Michael Warner QB — Michael came into the Guelph combine as a heavy favourite to take home the MVP and didn’t disappoint. Michael was in a battle all day with class of 2018 Ethan Martin who had a tremendous day but Michael came out on top with his poise, precision and touch on the ball. The hype is real when it comes to this 2019 prospect and the sky is truly the limit.
Jett Elad DB – Made the trip down from Saint Ignatius High School in Ohio and didn’t disappoint. A big and physical DB that came in at 6’0 and 165 lbs. This underclassman certainly passes the eye ball test when you first notice him. He’s a better athlete than his testing numbers would indicate and I believe that as he continues to work this offseason he can truly have a break out junior season in Ohio.
Michael Del Rizzo DL – This class of 2018 DL took home the DL MVP award by being the most consistent DL in a large group of DL. He showed good lateral quickness to go with a quick first step. One thing that you love to see from young DL is an ability to finish their moves and Michael has the ability to do that if he sinks a rip into an OL he has the tenacity to finish it to blow through the OL instead of just getting stuck and stopping half way through.
Austin Hill OL – Our youngest ever MVP award winner class of 2020 Austin Hill is a big bodied OL that is surprisingly nimble on his feet. Dominated a few defenders in the 1 on 1 drills and had a nasty pancake on one particular defender. Austin has a ton of potential and if he makes a commitment in the off season to work on his body he will continue to rack up the accolades.
Jack Bukich WR – Smooth is the best word you can use to describe Jack. This 2018 WR makes everything look easy, he just glides out there and snags the ball out the air effortlessly. Deceptively good athlete and just one of those sure handed WR that QBs love.
Amlicar Polk RB – In a small but solid group of RB Amlicar was the one that stood out the most. He showed good lateral movement and change of direction and that was on full display during the RB vs LB drills. Has the type of explosiveness where every touch has the potential to be a big play.
Nick Roussain LB – This Superior Heights class of 2018 LB came in was impressive the moment he stepped on the field. Nick showed good athleticism in the positional drills moving well and good hip flexibility. The aspect we liked most about him is that he always in control, a lot of LB play to fast which makes them overrun plays Nick plays at a pace that allows him to consistently make plays.