PIAA executive director Doris Sullivan had a full house for the annual PIAA/Under Armour Football Combine on Saturday.
The list of participants maxed out at 260 going into the annual event, but Doris noted that 280 wound up participating. Click on the link below to see the results.
(Note: This version of results is complete. The previous list had missing names and results.)
One of the first stats I look at is the 40-yard dash. In this case, it’s interesting to see the difference in times between hand-held stop watches and electronic timing. Example: McKinley CB/WR Isaiah Taumua, a freshman, ran a 4.49 hand-timed 40, but his electronic time was 4.95. The first number is awesome for any age. The second is not bad for a ninth-grader.
Doris noted that there has been a correction since the original results were released. Kahuku defensive back Louis Keala Santiago (5-10, 174) ran a 4.48 in the hand-timed 40, not 4.38. But 4.48 is impressive nonetheless. His electronic time is 4.92. He will be a junior this fall.
There are several electronic times in the 4.7 range, which is decent. I’m more impressed with the younger athletes who run that time, like Kaiser sophomore-to-be Justin Ikei. There was a visitor from Utah, Alohi Gilman of Orem High School, who ran a hand-timed 4.47 and electronic 4.65.
Taito Abiel of Campbell, a 6-foot, 190-pound senior-to-be, ran a hand-timed 4.49 with an electronic time of 4.73. He bench pressed 185 15 times — good stuff for a safety/quarterback.
Saint Louis sprinter and wide receiver Drew Kobayashi ran a hand-timed 4.52 and electronic 4.64. The 6-2, 186-pound senior-to-be also had a 32-inch vertical.
The best vertical that I see was by Malaesaili Petaia, a 6-foot, 202-pound defensive end/safety from Punahou. He had a leap of 38 inches.
Saint Louis’ highly-recruited offensive lineman, Fred Ulu-Perry, led with 25 reps in the 225-pound bench press. Offensive tackle Derrick Fetui-Suapaia of Mililani (5-11, 265) and ‘Iolani guard/center Nathaniel Oishi (5-10, 262) 23 apiece.
Ulu-Perry didn’t participate in several of the agility drills, but recorded a 31-inch vertical.
(Note: Some of the state’s top recruits, including Farrington defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko, did not compete.)
There are plenty of numbers to examine in the results (L-Drill, Pro Agility, Broad Jump), as well as vitals including hand span and arm length. If you see some impressive numbers, please mention them in the comments.
Football season. It’s almost here!