CARTHAGE, Mo. — Six Star Football held its first ever Camp & Combine on Sunday in Carthage, Mo., drawing more than 300 athletes from Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas.
Here, we take a look at several offensive linemen who raised their profile at the event.
222 —Collin Bell, 5’11, 212, DE, 2022, CBC @thereallcbell
40 — 5.06… Broad 6’11 … Short Shuttle 5.13 … Power Ball 30’0
Bell is a terrific young prospect out of St. Louis’ Christian Brothers (CBC) and while a bit undersized at 5’11, 215-pounds, brings a big motor to the field. He got some varsity run last season as a ninth-grader for a nationally ranked power, which speaks for itself. Bell’s film shows a player that is constantly in the backfield, harassing opposing quarterbacks and ball carriers and disrupting plays. He has good hands and uses them well to create leverage on first contact and combines it with a quick burst. He’ll be a player to watch in the upcoming years.
296 — Steele Blackmon, 6’4, 305, OL/DL, 2020, Grain Valley @Steele_blackmon
40 — 5.81 … Broad 7’7 … Short Shuttle 5.37 … Power Ball 33’8
Blackmon is a relatively new name that emerged at the Six Star Camp & Combine and he is a huge defensive line prospect who takes up a lot of space in the middle of the field. With his size, Blackmon is capable of clogging up an opponents run game in the middle of the field and he can get a good push or occupy multiple linemen, opening things up for the GV linebackers to run free.
88 — Brayden Bond, 6’2, 175, DE/OLB, 2020, Webb City @Braydenbondd
40 — 4.72 … Broad 8’10 … Short Shuttle 4.68 … Power Ball 34’8
Bond likely projects an an outside linebacker at the next level where he can use his athleticism and speed, but he’s also a terrific pass rusher off the edge. He has a long, lean build and uses his quickness to beat linemen on the perimeter. He put together a terrific combine performance across the board, running a 4.72 40-yard dash, recorded an 8’10 broad jump, a 4.68 shuttle time and 34’8 power ball throw. He has drawn some college interest, most notably Central Missouri and is likely to see his recruiting pick up over his senior season.
225 — Oscar Campa, 6’2, 255, DL, 2020, Carthage @OscarCampa4
40 — 5.47 … Broad 7’1.5 … Short Shuttle 4.91 … Power Ball 34
Campa is among the state’s most underrated defensive linemen. He plays much bigger than his listed 6’2, 255-pound listing would suggest and brings a rare combination of power, quickness and technical abilities to the field. He was an all-state selection following his junior year as he helped Carthage advance into the Class 5 playoffs where they eventually fell to state champion Vianney. He is especially strong against the run, holds his ground well and can command a double team, Campa recently received an offer to play at Missouri Southern and has drawn significant interest from several other DIvision II programs as well.
298 — Jelani Davis, 6’2, 295, DL, 2020, Ladue @Jelanidavis55
Ladue has fielded a talented with few holes in recent years en route to state championship season, but the heart of the squad during that time has been its defensive line. In Carthage, two of those players shined as tackle Jelani Davis and end Brian Faulkner each turned in a terrific performances. Davis has earned a reputation this spring as one of the state’s top defensive tackle prospects in the 2020 class and is a strong, powerfully built player who can completely overpower offensive linemen and demand a double team. He has recently seen his recruiting take off in recent weeks and picked up his first Division I offer from Southern Illinois. It is likely the first of many to come in the upcoming months.
292 — Brian Faulkner, 6’3, 230, DE/DL, 2020, Ladue @faulkupnext
40 — 4.87 … Broad 8’3 … Short Shuttle 4.60 …
Faulkner is an explosive defensive lineman who combines a long, lean build with tremendous quickness and a relentless motor. He put together a terrific performance in the 40-yard dash and shuttle during the combine portion of things, then advanced all the way to the end of the Kind of the Hill competition and was among the final players left standing. Faulkner recently picked up an offer from Austin Peay and is drawing interest from a host of other programs this offseason.
300 — Zion Hawkins, 6’0, 254, DL, 2020, St. Michael @zion902020
40 — 5.60 … Broad 6’9.5 … Short Shuttle 5.38 … Power Ball 32’1
Hawkins is a strong, powerfully built nose guard type that has a low center of gravity and is difficult for opposing linemen to push around, He gets a good push on the interior of the line and film shows a player that consistently gets into the backfield and makes plays, helping clog up the opposing team’s run game.
231 — Danny Joiner, 6’3, 222, DE/TE, 2021, North KC @DanielJoinerJr1
40 — 5.07 … Broad 9’0 … Short Shuttle 4.69 … Power Ball 37’0
One of the fiercest competitors you’ll see, Joiner has earned a reputation as a two-way standout who has risen up our charts as a tight end but is also turning heads on the defensive side of the ball as well. He is tough, strong and plays with a relentless motor and the kind of attitude that it often takes to be successful on the football field. Joiner has already drawn significant college interest, including his first offer from Toledo. Not only is Joiner a terrific on-field prospect, he is also a standout in the classroom where he reports a 3.84 GPA and a 25 ACT.
235 — Brandon Lane, 6’4, 256, DE, 2020, St Michael @Brandonlane_88
40 — 4.82 … Broad 7’11 … Short Shuttle 4.56 … Power Ball 37’10
Lane has been of the state’s biggest risers this spring and has been, quite simply, unstoppable during his tour of camps. He won the King of the Hill portion of the 810varsity combine in back-to-back weeks, then one day after winning the event in Liberty on May 4, he backed it up by taking the first Six Star Camp & Combine title on May 5 in Carthage. He has terrific size and athleticism and blows past opposing linemen with ease. He has a feel for using his hands to get opposing linemen off balance and then explodes to the ball. He has picked up FBS offers from Bowling Green, Kent State and Toledo, and also holds offers from South Dakota and South Dakota State, and is drawing interest from a host of other programs.
237 — Jordan Lewis, 6’3, 235, DE, 2020, Lebanon @Jlouie_8
Lewis has good size at 6’3, 240-pounds and played in an AAU basketball event Sunday morning, then raced to Carthage for the camp and combine. He combines good strength with terrific agility off the edge and brings a competitive spirit to the field. Lewis was among Lebanon’s leading tacklers last season, finishing fourth on the team.
234 — Alex Martini, 6’8, 215, DE, 2020, Carthage @mlexartini
40 — 4.93 … Broad 9’1 … Short Shuttle 4.28 … Power Ball 37’0
Also a standout basketball player who has already drawn significant interest in that sport, Martini is long and rangy at 6’8 but surprises with his ability to get around opposing offensive linemen as he is much stronger and tougher than his frame would suggest. He has long strides and can cover a lot of ground quickly as a pass rusher, and with a big wing span and long arms, Martini has the ability to knock down passes and disrupt opposing quarterbacks.
116 — Tallon Noland, 6’3, 215, DL, 2020, Maryville @tallonnoland
40 — 5.09 … Broad 8’2 … Short Shuttle 4.81 … Power Ball 32’2
Noland has a terrific football frame, good athleticism and was a two-way standout for Maryville last season and earned all-state honors for his work on the Spoofhounds defensive line. He played both guards spots on the offensive line last season and on the defensive line, he was seemingly everywhere, coming up with a host of key plays as he brought a big motor to the field. Noland worked his way into the opponent’s backfield quite often chasing down quarterbacks, stringing out a running play or even chasing down a receiver 20 yards downfield.
247 — Dakota Robertson, 6’3, 215, DE, 2020, Fort Osage @DakotaR4201
40 — 4.84 … Broad 8’10 … Short Shuttle 4.33 … Power Ball 32’6
A big part of a terrific defense that helped carry Fort Osage all the way to last year’s Class 5 state championship game. He had a strong performance across the board in the combine portion of the event, recording a strong 40 time, his broad jump of 8’10 was third among Missouri defensive linemen and his shuttle time of 4.33 seconds was the second best time among Missouri defensive ends. Robertson recorded 16 tackles for loss and led Fort Osage with nine sacks.
214 — Keaton Robertson, 6’3, 210, DE, 2020, Maize @keatonroberts12
40 — 4.70 … Broad 9’5 … Short Shuttle 4.50 … Power Ball 35’3
Robertson is a star in the making as he impressed in both the combine portion of the event, recording terrific numbers in all four testing events, and was terrific in competition as well. Although he is a bit undersized at 6’2, 210-pounds, Robertson has an athletic frame that will likely add good size and muscle mass going forward. He is bouncy, as he showed with a 9’5 broad jump, ran a terrific 40 time of 4.70 seconds and his shuttle time and power ball throw were excellent as well. FIlm shows a player who is a bundle of energy rushing the passer, but disciplined enough to keep teams from running to the outside against him as he holds it down well against the run.
131 — Camden Weiler, 6’4, 210, DE/TE, 2021, Lutheran South
40 — 5.16 … Broad 7’11 … Short Shuttle 4.94 … Power Ball 33’10
An impressive looking athlete with good size at 6’4, 210-pounds, Weiler has a long, rangy frame with plenty of room to grow as he gets older. He still has some work to do in the weight room, but he moves well, shows good agility and flexibility and he is coming off a strong sophomore season that saw him record 76 tackles and five sacks. He is definitely a player college programs should be tracking over the next two years.