Athens Review, Athens, Texas

July 11, 2013

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Time for the big stage

AHS player Ladarius Jordan will be featured on TV being named to Blue-Grey Super combine in Las Vegas

Joe Elerson
The Athens Review

ATHENS — Athens sophomore Ladarius Jordan has been selected to take part in a Super Combine in Las Vegas this weekend.

Jordan was invited to participate in the Blue Grey Combine in April in Arlington.

Out of the 26 states and thousands of prospects, 170 prospects were chosen to attend the National Super Combine in Las Vegas.

“I know I got accepted to it because I performed good at the Arlington combine,” Jordan said. “They selected the top 170 players all around the state for a possible chance to play in the Blue-Grey National All American game.”

Jordan will be competing heading to the Longevity Indoor Sports Complex on Saturday.

The televised game on Fox Sports will be played at Raymond James Stadium on January 11, 2014.

There will also be a Blue-Grey East West All American game at Cowboys Stadium on December 22.

Jordan said he hopes to make an impression at the combine.

“I am hoping to get a chance to get a scholarship to a D1 college,” Jordan said. “It shows that there is a lot of talent out there. I am hoping to get college scouts and recruiters to come out and see me.”

During the Arlington combine, the players were divided into groups.

They did 185-pond bench press for reps, a standing broad jump, two runs at the 40-yard dash and a 20-yard shuttle and wrapped things up with a vertical leap.

In Arlington, Jordan ran a 4.78 40-yard dash, had 16 reps of 185 pounds, had a 9-3 broad jump, a 29-inch vertical jump and a 4.41 shuttle time.

They wrapped up the combine portion with 1-on-1 drills.

Jordan will be one of only five athletes from the state of Texas taking part in the Super Combine.