Five members of the 2012 Bryant Hornets football team have participated in football combines in[more] recent weeks. Seniors-to-be Aaron Bell, Jalen Bell, Tyree Reese and Kordell Boykins along with sophomore-to-be K.J. Hill attended the Nike SPARQ combine in Dallas on Saturday, March 24, while junior-to-be Jordan Jones and sophomore-to-be Brendan Young took part in a National Underclassman Camp at Searcy on Saturday, March 17.
At Dallas, Aaron Bell, a cornerback, was ranked 30th in a field of 1,241 athletes and seventh best at his position for the 2013 graduating class at the event. He is ranked 20th in the nation at his position and second in Arkansas (per the NIKE combines) with three camps still to be held.
He ran a 4.81 in the 40; 4.25 in the shuttle; had a vertical jump of 38.7 inches and scored a 38 in the power ball drill. His final SPARQ was 96.75. Of all the athletes at Dallas, he ranked 85th.
At Searcy, Young was named the freshman Most Valuable Player at his position (listed as a defensive back though he played linebacker on the freshman team). He was clocked at 4.6 in the 40.
Jones was listed among the standout sophomore linemen at the camp.
At Dallas, Jalen Bell, Aaron’s twin, ranked 236th overall. The running back turned in a 4.91 in the 40; a 4:38 in the shuttle; 30.6 in the vertical; and 36.0 in the power ball for a SPARQ of 74.64. He was 180th among his class of 2013 graduates.
Reese, a linebacker, ran a 4.95 time in the 40 with a 4:40 in the shuttle. His vertical was 30 and he scored a 31.0 in the power ball for a SPARQ of 76.17, 209th overall. He was 161st among 2013 grads.
Hill, listed as a wide receiver, has played running back and quarterback in junior high as well, finished with a SPARQ of 65.64, which landed him 430th overall but 14th among 2015 graduates. He was clocked at 4.82 in the 40 with a shuttle time of 4.45 and vertical of 28 inches and a power ball rating of 31.5.
Boykins' SPARQ was 74.61, ranked 237th overall. The Hornets' starting center in 2012 was working as a defensive end at the combine. He ran a 5.05 in the 40 with a shuttle of 4.62, a vertical of 27.3 and a power ball of 37.5. He ranked 181st among his class.