Sunday combine tests hundreds for free
Rack Coach, Sharp Performance, and the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association partnered to host the free event
Rack Coach rolled out the first in a series of free combines Sunday that will serve as a "prototype" for a possible larger scale effort in the years to come. Find complete results at this link.
As always with Sharp Performance tested events, Kansas Pregame likes to report on a few of the top performers. Here's a look at just a few:
Declan Battle, Louisburg, 5-11, 185, QB/ATH, 2024 (@BattleDeclan): Battle is coming off an impressive season with over 1,700 yards and 18 TDs combined between passing and rushing that helped his Louisburg squad to an 8-2 record. The junior kept that "impressive" theme going at the Rack Coach/Sharp combine in KC with a 4.44 40, 4.25 pro agiliy, 9-10 broad jump, and 34.9 vertical. Pitt State, Washburn, West Texas A&M, and other programs have already showed heavy interest in Battle with more likely to join those ranks as he enters his senior season.
Preston Black, Ruskin High School (Mo.), 5-8, 147, DB/ATH, 2024 (@PrestonBlack05): Black earned All-League accolades at DB for the 2-8 Golden Eagles last season after picking off four passes and matching up with opposing team's top receiver throughout the campaign. At the Rack Coach/Sharp combine he put solid numbers on display with a 4.62 40, 4.38 pro agility, 9-3 broad jump, and 34.7 inch vertical.
Braden Byrne, Free State, 5-9, 161 DB, 2024 (@braden_byrne): Byrne lined up at cornerback for the Firebirds during his junior campaign and reinforced his ability to cover a lot of ground in the defensive backfield in KC on Sunday after running a 4.63 40, 4.20 pro agility, while also jumping 9-3 in the broad jump and 30.7 inches in vertical testing.
Churchill Coates, Oak Park High School (Mo.), 6-0, 168.2, DB, 2024 (@ChurchillCoate1): Lining up at safety, Coates was an All-League HM selection during his junior season for the 8-3 Northmen. At the KC combine he continued his impressive work, recording a 4.58 40, 4.47 pro agility, 9-1 boad jump, and 31.1 inch vertical leap.
Spencer Dohm, St. James Academy, 5-9, 212, LB, 2024 (@DohmSpencer): This densely built junior was a monster at linebacker for the Thunder last season, recording 99 tackles, 9.5 tackes-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, and an interception over 10 games. The junior's day at the KC combine was also successful, recording a 30.2 inch vertical, 4.75 40, 4.44 pro agility, and 8-9 broad jump. Dohm has been to a multitude of junior days, including Drake University.
Wesley Edison, Free State, 6-2, 213, ATH, 2024 (@wessedison): Edison has good size at 6-2, 213 pounds, and is coming off a 40 tackle, 1,700 yard combined rushing and passing performance as a two-way threat for the Firebirds. At the KC combine Edison posted a 4.81 40, 4.51 pro agility, 9-0 broad jump, and 28.3 inch vertical. The junior has received interest from South Dakota State, among others.
Alonzo Gatlin, Washington, 6-3, 170, DE/WR, 2024 (@Gatlin81): Gatlin led Washington High in sacks last season and showed solid athleticism for his lengthy frame with a 4.88 40, 4.79 pro agility, 8-9 broad jump, and 28 inch vertical.
Noah Gunion, Shawnee Mission West, 5-11, 167, RB/ATH, 2024 (@GunionNoah): Gunion had his junior season cut short by injury, but managed 318 all-purpose yards offensively and 13 tackles and a sack defensively over the four games he played last fall. If Gunion can add some bulk on to his frame, his 4.4 40 speed, 4.19 pro agility, 10-6 broad jump, and 38.5 inch vertical will make him a scary player for opponents to deal with on the gridiron.
Isaiah Holthaus, Tonganoxie, 6-1, 199, WR/OLB, 2024 (@IsaiahHolthaus): Holthaus was a dangerous downfield threat for Tonganoxie last season, earning First Team All-Frontier League honors. At the KC combine the junior posted a 4.65 40, 9-7 broad jump, and 33.7 inch vertical. The junior receiver/linebacker has received DI interest from KU, Iowa State, North Dakota State, and others.
Braylen Hoobler, Eudora, 5-9, 190, WR/LB, 2024 (@HooblerBraylen): Hoobler led the Cardinals in tackling as a junior with 99 total, including four tackles-for-loss. The powerfully built junior added to his strong football résumé at the KC combine with a 4.68 40, 4.25 pro agility, 9-8 broad jump, and 35.6 inch vertical.
Porter Jones, Spring Hill, 6-0, 172, DB, 2024 (@Porter_Jones24): Jones was forced to miss a large portion of his junior season with a shoulder injury, but averaged seven tackles per game over the five he played in. After a strong showing at the March 19th SP combine in Salina where Jones posted a 4.8 40, 9-4 broad jump, and a 31.1 inch vertical, the junior gave it another try in KC and improved to a 4.56 40, 4.28 pro agility, and 31.6 inch vertical, and kept his same numbers on the broad jump. Spring Hill coach Jason Feeback described Jones as a “freak athlete with a nose for the ball” who appears poised to breakout this fall. The Broncos slid to 5-5 last fall after an 8-2 2021 season and will be glad to have Jones back on the field.
Cooper Stanchfield, Paola, 5-11, 213, DE, 2024 (@CStanchfield06): Coming off a 30 tackle season, Stanchfield is tied as the top returning tackler from last year’s 3-6 campaign. On Sunday, the shifty D-end posted a 4.66 40, 4.57 pro agility, 8-0 broad jump, and 29.1 inch vertical.
Isaac Stanley, St. James Academy, 5-7, 167, DB, 2024 (@IsaacStanley2): Stanley showed off solid measurables at the KC combine, posting a 4.69 40, 4.38 pro agility, 8-6 broad jump, and 33.6 inch vertical. During his junior season for the Thunder Stanley recorded 25 tackles, four interceptions, and a pass deflection.
Caeleb Taylor, Olathe North, 6-3, 194.4, DL, 2024 (@caelebtaylor88): Taylor didn’t see much varsity field time as a junior due to a strong senior class, but has good length and room to add bulk on his 6-3, 194 pound frame, as well as solid mobility with a 4.8 40, 4.41 pro agility, 9-8 broad jump, and 30.9 inch vertical.
Maddox Waters, Beloit, 6-2, 223, TE/WR/LB, 2024 (@maddox_waters): Waters junior season was affected by a leg injury he suffered the summer prior, but the lengthy end showed the ability to make catches and play physical while on the field and has a career total of 21 receptions for 456 yards and six TDs. At Sunday’s combine he posted a 4.87 40, 4.75 pro agility, 8-10 broad jump, and 31.2 inch vertical.
Jalen Proctor, Olathe East, 5-8, 195, RB/LB, 2024 (@proctorjalen2): Proctor is a powerful runner with a strong frame, traits he used to gain 615 yards and seven TDs last season for the 2-7 Hawks. The junior went on to show off a 4.54 40, 4.22 pro agility, 9-6 broad jump, and 31.5 inch vertical.
Xavyer Powell, Washington, 5-10, 186, WR/LB, 2024 (@PowellXavyer): Powell spent a majority of his field time on defense last season and finished second in team tackles with 36. At the KC combine he recorded a 4.66 40, 4.81 pro agility, 8-11 broad jump, and 27.5 inch vertical.
Ryver Peppers, Fort Osage (Mo.), 5-11, 175, RB, 2025 (@RyverPeppers22): Peppers had a dominant sophomore year to the tune of 1,634 rushing yards, 480 receiving yards, and 28 TDs resulting from that yardage. The talented young back showed off a blistering 4.43 40, a 4.23 pro agility, 9-0 broad jump, and 35.2 inch vertical.
Alex Parks, Blue Valley Southwest, 5-6, 157, WR/CB, 2024 (@Alex4Parks): Despite missing half of last season with a broken collarbone, Parks still managed to rack up 745 all-purpose yards in just six games. To go with his impressive hands Parks posted a 4.62 40, 4.43 pro agility, 9-0 broad jump, and 31.4 inch vertical.
Zayden Snapp, Savannah (Mo.), 6-2, 172, WR/DB, 2024 (@ZaydenSnapp1): Snapp has the ability to make big plays downfield with his ability to track the ball down like centerfielder, which is also his position on the baseball diamond. At the KC combine he posted a 4.75 40, 4.16, pro agility, 9-1 broad jump, and 31.6 inch vertical.
Alex Snodgrass, Fort Osage (Mo.), 5-11, 175, WR, 2025 (@AlexSnod03): Snodgrass didn't see much field time due to a senior ladened WR corps, but showed impressive measurables on Sunday with a 4.79 49, 4.36 pro agility, 7-8 broad jump, and 32.7 inch vertical.
Matt Magette, Eudora, 5-10, 168, RB/LB/ATH, 2024 (@MatthewMagette): Magette is quite simply a freak athlete. Along with being a 4A State Champion in multiple powerlifting categories, he's also a state qualifier in the 100m and high jump during the spring. The junior further dazzled with his athleticism at the Sunday combine with a blazing 4.36 40, a 4.24 pro agility, 10-2 broad jump, and 38.8 inch vertical. Last fall Magette recorded 60 tackles, nine tackles-for-loss, and a sack defensively, to go with 10 carries for 135 yards and four TDs and one reception for 40 yards offensively for the 8-2 Cardinals.
Chris Wade, Shawnee Mission West, 5-11, 197, WR/DB, 2024 (@chriswade_13): Wade totalled 362 all-purpose yards offensively, along with 42 tackles, 2 tackles-for-loss, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble defensively last fall for a Viking team in a down year. The junior went on to show impressive speed and explosiveness at the KC combine with a 4.56 40, 4.41 pro agility, 9-3 broad jump, and 32.2 inch vertical.
Charlie Woleben, De Soto, 6-5, 206, DE, 2025 (@CharlieWoleben): Woleben impressed as a sophomore starter at D-end for De Soto, recording 42 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, six sacks, and two forced fumbles, earning All-League and All-State recognition in the process. The underclassman’s 6-5 frame pairs well with a 4.73 40, 4.46 pro agility, 9-6 broad jump, and 36.2 inch vertical.
*Look for more profiles from Sunday's GKCFCA Rack Coach/Sharp Combine and this Saturday's Wichita Rack Coach/Sharp Combine in the days and weeks to come and for complete results from the combine click here.