You may have heard of Nike's SPARQ Training score without fully understanding what it is. Considered the "SAT" for athletes -- and now used by the likes of the Browns to project NFL potential -- Nike measures performances of SPARQ grading speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness at each of their The Opening regionals and then at a combine at their large national The Opening finals.
On Friday, during the first day of this year’s main event, Ohio State represented in a big way.
La Grange, TX four-star athlete/all-purpose back commit J.K. Dobbins stole the show, winning the SPARQ “national championship”, finishing with the best score in the entire country, a daunting 146.76. Major Ohio State target Buckeyes recruiting target S Jeffrey Okudah finished second, with a 142.56, while Buckeye RB target Cam Akers finished third overall with a score of 140.13. Ohio State could very well sign the three most athletic recruits in the country.
As if Urban Meyer needed any more elite, world class athletes at this disposal.
To add to the fun, Ohio State great Ezekiel Elliott was in attendance in the Portland area and was amongst the first to congratulate Dobbins after his championship performance:
Though we’re still another year and change from getting to see what Dobbins brings to the table in scarlet and gray, that’s no reason not to get excited now. Another day, another title for a Buckeye stud athlete.