Monrovia star defensive tackle Ellis McCarthy (6-foot-4, 306 pounds) backed up his reputation as one of the best defensive lineman prospects in the nation with an impressive showing in Nike's "The Opening," a five-day camp designed to provide 150 of the nation's top high school players "dynamic training, coaching and competition."
The Pasadena Star-News preps blog has the full lowdown on McCarthy's performance and if you look at the numbers McCarthy posted it's easy to see why college coaches across the country are salivating at the idea of McCarthy suiting up for their teams in 2012.
McCarthy ran the 40-yard dash in 5.11 seconds; posted a 4.77 second time in the agility shuttle; leapt 28.1 inches in the vertical jump; and had a 43-foot powerball toss.
Those numbers landed McCarthy a 103.5 score according the camp's SPARQ rating, which according to the Star-News stands for Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction and Quickness and meant to give a number to a player's sport-specific athleticism.
McCarthy’s score was the fourth highest among the 16 d-linemen who competed in the camp.