TYLER -- The ETSN.fm Recruiting Combine at the Accelerated Performance Enhancement  Center (APEC) brought out 115 of East Texas' top football players in the Class of 2015 and 2016 and about 400 spectators.

Every position group other than quarterbacks had at least 11 participants with 26 running backs leading the way. Jacksonville quarterback Carter McCown and Lindale defensive back Deandre Williams took home the combine's Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Player Awards.

The following is a breakdown of the positional Most Valuable Players, including a separate winner of the quarterback and defensive back awards, as picked by ETSN and APEC's staffs plus members of 247sports.com, ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com.

Testing results from Sunday’s combine are below, but here are explanations for each combine test if you need them.

  • 40-yard dash — standard measure of long or “top-end” speed; the included 20- and 10-yard speeds show fast an athlete starts his 40
  • Bench press — denotes upper-body strength, which is important when assessing an athlete’s total upper-body strength potential
  • Vertical jump — measure of vertical power (more power = faster at shorter distances)
  • Broad jump — growing standard for explosion athletes
  • Pro agility — standard for lateral change of direction
  • Ladder — encompasses footwork, control, brain-to-foot communication, and reaction
  • Medball — shows upper-body explosion and reaction speed (more speed = harder punch)
  • Keiser squat — combines low-impact technology with ability to move heavy weight safely at high speeds; issues power output number (in wattage) based on amount of weight used and the speed in which it was lifted, making the target a power assessment instead of simply a strength assessment

 

NOTE: The laser-timed 40-yard dashes were conducted on a wet surface, which caused generally slowed times.

 

NOTE: Parenthesized information reflects placement in an athlete's respective positional ground unless otherwise noted.

 

San Augustine quarterback Jamikel Roberts. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

QUATERBACKS

MVP

Jamikel Roberts, San Augustine
  • Quarterbacks Field: 9 athletes
  • Class: 2015
  • Height: 5-10 1/2
  • Weight: 172
  • Broad Jump: 117.5 (1st)
  • Vertical Jump: 35.8 (1st)
  • Ladder: 15.00 (1st, tie)
  • 40: 4.69 (2nd)
  • 20: 2.70 (1st, tie)
  • 10: 1.63 (1st, tie)
  • Pro Agility: 4.38 (2nd)
  • Medball: 2.69 (3rd)
  • Keiser Squat: 1,532 (5th)
  • Bench (185): 5 reps (6th)
  • Notes: Roberts' test scores plus a solid performance during one-on-one drills put the senior quarterback in a neck-and-neck race with McCown for the combine's overall Offensive Most Valuable Player award. He has good mechanics and has been extremely potent for San Augustine on the Class A level. He currently has no FBS offers.

 

John Tyler RB Jeremy Wilson. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

RUNNING BACKS

MVP

Jeremy Wilson, John Tyler
  • Runnings Backs Field: 26 athletes
  • Class: 2015
  • Height: 5-6
  • Weight: 152
  • Broad Jump: 117.5 (4th)
  • Vertical Jump: 37.0 (2nd)
  • Ladder: 11.55 (5th)
  • 40: 4.41 (1st overall)
  • 20: 2.70 (1st)
  • 10: 1.43 (2nd)
  • Pro Agility: 4.34 (6th, tie)
  • Medball: 2.72 (5th, tie)
  • Keiser Squat: 2,778 (7th)
  • Bench (205): 10 reps (10th, tie)
  • Notes: Wilson recorded the combine's absolute best 40-yard dash time (4.41) in favor of Waskom running back Kevin Johnson's 4.42 run. On the field, he gave East Texas' best linebackers problems in one-on-one passing drills. His film shows a quick mover with ability to find open running lanes and burn defenders and the capability of catching the ball in the backfield. Wilson could be successful as an inside receiver on the next level if he's not kept at running back. He currently has no FBS offers.
Texas High receiver Jarion Anderson. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS

MVP

Jarion Anderson, Texas High
  • Receivers/Tight Ends Field: 24 athletes
  • Class: 2015
  • Height: 5-10 1/2
  • Weight: 165
  • Broad Jump: 102 (21st)
  • Vertical Jump: 30.8 (17th, tie)
  • Ladder: 10.70 (4th overall and 1st among receivers)
  • 40: 4.66 (8th)
  • 20: 2.70 (7th)
  • 10: 1.43 (2nd)
  • Pro Agility: 4.34 (7th, tie)
  • Medball: 2.72 (13th)
  • Keiser Squat: 1,807 (20th)
  • Bench (185): 11 reps (6th, tie)
  • Notes: Don't get caught up in all the test scores. They isolate football to just one particular movement. Anderson is a monster on the field with a nice combination of speed, agility and hands. He was the most productive receiver in one-on-one drills. Anderson holds an offer from Tulsa.

 

Van OL Wyatt Santos. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

OFFENSIVE LINE

MVP

Wyatt Santos, Van
  • Offensive Line Field: 12 athletes
  • Class: 2015
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 318
  • Broad Jump: 87.5.5 (8th)
  • Vertical Jump: 23.3 (5th)
  • Ladder: 12.50 (1st)
  • 40: 5.43 (6th)
  • 20: 3.06 (5th)
  • 10: 1.78 (6th, tie)
  • Pro Agility: 5.00 (6th)
  • Medball: 2.56 (5th)
  • Keiser Squat: 3.412 (1st among linemen, 2nd overall)
  • Bench (225): 19 reps (1st overall)
  • Notes: Santos tested very well and then amazed on the field in one-on-one drills. The more motivated the Van star is, the better he plays. Brother is Texas linebacker Dalton Santos. Currently has no FBS offers.

Kilgore DL Jordan Thompson. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN

MVP

Jordan Thompson, Kilgore
  • Defensive Linemen Field: 14 athletes
  • Class: 2015
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 191
  • Broad Jump: 114.5 (1st)
  • Vertical Jump: 32.5 (1st)
  • Ladder: 14.13 (3rd)
  • 40: 4.43 (Tied for 3rd overall,1st among defensive linemen)
  • 20: 2.49 (1st overall)
  • 10: 1.43 (2nd overall, 1st among defensive linemen)
  • Pro Agility: 4.34 (6th, tie)
  • Medball: 2.72 (5th, tie)
  • Keiser Squat: 2,546 (11th)
  • Bench (225): 1 rep (8th, tie)
  • Notes: You can't teach speed, and Thompson has it with the comine's third-best 40-yard dash time and outstanding times during the simultaneous runs of 10 yards and 20 yards. The summer should benefit the defensive lineman and then he'll be back on Kilgore's impressive line for the 2015 season. Thompson currently has no FBS offers.

 

John Tyler linebacker Jaylon Reese (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

LINEBACKERS

MVP

Jaylon Reese, John Tyler

  • Linebackers Field: 11 athletes
  • Class: 2015
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 224
  • Broad Jump: 97 (11th)
  • Vertical Jump: 30.4 (7th)
  • Ladder: 11.20 (1st, tie)
  • 40: 4.79 (6th, tie)
  • 20: 2.70 (7th, tie)
  • 10: 1.55 (9th, tie)
  • Pro Agility: 5.00 (11th)
  • Medball: 2.63 (2nd)
  • Keiser Squat: 2,764 (4th)
  • Bench (205): 19 reps (1st)
  • Notes: Reese's test scores ranged from best to worst among linebackers, but he removed all doubt on the field with good coverage in one-on-one passing drills and in positional drills. The John Tyler linebacker is still developing and showed flashes of the player he can be by season's end. Reese currently has no FBS offers.
John Tyler cornerback Isaac Warren. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

DEFENSIVE BACKS

MVP

Isaac Warren, John Tyler
  • Defensive Backs Field: 19 athletes
  • Class: 2015
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 187
  • Broad Jump: 111 (13th)
  • Vertical Jump: 36.1 (4th)
  • Ladder: N/A
  • 40: 4.56 (4th, tie)
  • 20: 2.61 (6th)
  • 10: 1.49 (4th, tie)
  • Pro Agility: 4.53 (10th, tie)
  • Medball: 2.75 (7th, tie)
  • Keiser Squat: 2,778 (7th)
  • Bench (185): 12 reps (2nd, tie)
  • Notes:  Warren, a Sam Houston State commitment, tested well as a cornerback. His on-field performance put him in contention for the overall Defensive Most Valuable Player. He's a physical corner with good physical measurables. He has no FBS offers.