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East Texas Juniors Grab Attention at U.S. Army National Combine

Longview’s JaMycal Hasty (33) weaves through traffic during the Lobos’ third-round playoff loss to A&M Consolidated on Nov. 30 in Midlothian. (Christopher Vinn/www.etsn.fm)

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl featured some of the countries best senior football players, but the event’s accompanying combine displayed great underclassmen talent.

Among that talent was some East Texas representation. 247Sports.com broke down the best of the combine’s offensive players, and two East Texans were included in the network’s top performers: Longview tailback JaMycal Hasty and Tatum receiver Deyanta Roberson.

Hasty, who was timed during the combine at a blazing 4.29 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 247Sports Offensive MVP for the event. The 5-foot-9, 181-pound junior eclipsed the 1,400-yard rushing mark for the Lobos this past fall. He holds offers from Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech.

Tatum WR Deyanta Roberson. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

247Sports.com noted the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Roberson noted as an honorable mention performer at receiver. Roberson had a breakout junior year in 2013, when he caught 28 passes for 508 yards and five touchdowns.

Strong combine performances are nothing new for Hasty or Roberson, who both performed well at the ETSN.fm Football Recruiting Combine last May. Hasty was the event’s Overall Offensive MVP and Running Backs MVP thanks to a stellar testing display that included a laser-timed 4.39-second 40 and a 39-inch vertical leap. Roberson measured taller than 6-foot-2 in shoes and ran a respectable 4.69-second laser-timed 40.

ETSN.fm expects both players to be FBS-bound players this time next year.

 

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