East Coweta offensive lineman competes at Nike Football Combine in North Atlanta | HS Sports
SHARPSBURG, Ga. -- Spring is in the air and you know what that means in Coweta County: football. Spring football is right around the corner and with the latest crop of football signees finishing up their last few weeks of high school, many college coaches are already turning their focus to recruiting the best of the class of 2016 recruits.
This past weekend was the unofficial kickoff of the college football recruiting season in the Southeast with some of the biggest names in football scouting and combines in the region.
The weekend started off with the Nike football combine series which began on Saturday at Northview High School, where over two thousand high school athletes from around the Southeast and as far away as Texas competed to demonstrate their skills. This event featured four skills challenges to test the athleticism of each player. 40 yard Dash, 5/10/5 Pro Shuttle, Vertical Jump, and the Kneeling Powerball Throw.
Rising senior standout offensive lineman Sam McCarty from East Coweta High School was one of the best performers of the day from the Coweta County area. His 39-foot kneeling powerball throw was one of the best of the day, and helped to boost his overall Nike rating to 63.51
This rating placed him in the top ten for Georgia high school offensive linemen tested at the event. Fourth best in the State overall for his height and weight class (over 6'4" and 290 pounds) of the 2016 recruits.
When asked about his performance at the event, Sam responded that he felt pretty good overall but felt that his pro shuttle time was a little high and he thought he could have done even better. Asked further if he had been contacted by any college coaches yet, he smiled and said, "A few."