Huge Crowd Attends Final Shrine Combine

Devonte Brown

The Shrine Bowl coaching staff completed their final open evaluation this past Saturday at South Central High School in Winterville, NC. Roughly 250 prospects were in attendance as was the staff of Pack Pride and we have the scoop on all the day's top prospects.

The Shrine Bowl coaching staff completed their final open evaluation this past Saturday at South Central High School in Winterville, NC. Roughly 250 prospects were in attendance as was the staff of Pack Pride and we have the scoop on all the day's top prospects.

One of the standouts from Saturday was Wake Forest-Rolesville's Dylan Intemann. The hulking offensive lineman turned a quite a few heads with his surprising agility and light feet. Measured at 6-4, 305 pounds, Intemann was timed at 5.2-seconds in the 40 and recorded a solid 4.69-second pro shuttle. He also had a 26.5-inch vertical jump and logged 18 reps of 185 pounds on the bench press. The Wake Forest commitment moved well and physically, the sky is the limit for this rising senior. Based purely on potential, Intemann very well may be the top in-state offensive lineman in what has been a down year for the position.

Another player many were anxious to see in person was Havelock ATH Danny Webster. He didn't disappoint when it came to speed- running 4.43 and 4.49-second 40-yard dashes. However, where Webster really shined was in defensive back drills. He has very good hips and is extremely fluid in turning and running. Although some have mentioned him as a possible slot receiver once he gets to East Carolina, cornerback or potentially free safety may be a better bet.

South Brunswick DT Terrell Stanley landed an offer from NC State this past week to go along with pledges from Arkansas, East Carolina and Duke. After seeing Stanley in person it's easy to see why he's attracting the attention. Measured at 6-1, 255 pounds, he ran a 5.0-second 40 yard dash and did 24 reps on the bench press. Physically, Stanley is ripped and it's obvious he's a weight room warrior. He plans to camp at State in June.

Another of the day's biggest surprises was West Brunskwick's Quan Bates. He has the look of a big time athlete and surprised with a 4.39-second 40-yard dash. Bates lines up at QB currently but will likely see some time at free safety as a senior. He struggled at times during defensive back drills and wasn't as fluid as you'd like to see but he clearly has some potential and could be a player to watch down the road. NC State is recruiting Bates and will likely work to get him into camp in June.

Clearly the fastest prospect in attendance was New Bern's Jerrell Armstrong. Aided by a stiff tailwind, he ripped off consecutive 4.23-second 40-yard dashes. The coaches called him out for a third attempt and despite slipping on takeoff, was still timed in the 4.3-second range. Since time constraints prevented any one on ones, it's unknown how Armstrong measures up on the football field but speed along should pique the interest on numerous college coaches over the summer.

Leesville Road's LB Brandon Pittman was a frequent guest at NC State games last fall. The Pack has been in touch, as has UNC although his lone offer currently is from Elon. Physically, Pittman looks impressive although his upside my be limited to some degree. He did record 4.54 and 4.55-second 40-yard dashes so Pittman's speed is solid.

Two of the headliners for Saturday's event were Jack Britt standouts Eric MacLain and Devonte Brown. MacLain measured at 6-4, 246 pounds. He chose not to run but did record 16 reps on the bench press and a somewhat low vertical jump of 24.8-inches. Brown checked in at 6-4, 279 pounds and ran a 5.12-second 40-yard dash. He also had a 22-inch vertical jump. Athletically, Brown was probably behind two of the other prominent big men in attendance (Terrell Stanley and Dylan Intemann). The key word for Brown is potential. He'll be a work in progress but the parts are there. UNC and Clemson are battling for the top spot for his commitment with NC State in third.

Wake Forest-Rolesville's Marcus Jones recorded impressive 40's of 4.38 and 4.4-seconds and may have been the top pure corner in attendance. However, lack of size will likely prevent him from becoming a major FBS prospect.

South Central's LB Montese Overton did not work out but was in attendance and physically, looks the part. UNC leads although sources indicate that he may not have a committable offer. Overton told Pack Pride that State has offered although that too is unconfirmed. He did list the Pack in his top five, however.

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