July 9, 2010
Sunny / 85 Degrees / 5 mph Wind
Surface: Field Turf
It was picture perfect day for the National Combine Series New Jersey Regional Event as specialists from three states gathered at Matawan, NJ High School to compete. Special Teams Solutions, led by former Rutgers specialists Lee McDonald and Charlie Titus, ran the event.
Leading the way among College division 2011 kickers was Frank Freijomil of Delsea (NJ) High School who was a perfect 10 of 10 with a long of 52 yards from a 1” block! Freijomol also proved to be a triple threat by averaging 62 yards and 3.4 seconds of hang time per kickoff and 39.5 and 3.9 seconds hang per punt. “Frank has emerged as a legit combo prospect with plenty of upside,” says Lee McDonald, Director of STS. Aiden Little of Millbrook (NY) High School went a solid 7 of 10 with a long of 47 yards from a 2” block while averaging 59 yards and 3.3 seconds of hang time. “Aiden is new to kicking but his strong soccer leg and athleticism make for a bright future,” says McDonald. Joey Roth of Ridge (NJ) High School proved to be the best punter at the event after posting a 44 yard per punt average and 4.4 seconds of hang time average. “Joey works extremely hard at his craft and has become one of the best punting prospects in the northeast this year,” says STS Punting Coach Charlie Titus.
In the Varsity class of 2012 division, Nick LaPerche of Methacton (PA) High School went 9 of 10 with a long of 52 yards from a one inch block. “Nick has really come on strong this off season and is ready for a breakout junior year,” says McDonald. Ian Maltz of the Hun School (NJ) averaged 63 yards and 3.5 seconds of hang per kickoff. “Ian keeps making strides and is just scratching the surface,” says McDonald. In the Junior Varsity class of 2013 division, Jim Cooper of Mainland (NJ) High School went a perfect 10 of 10 on field goals, averaged 63 yards / 3.8 seconds per kickoff and 41 yards / 3.9 seconds per punt. “Jim is on the fast track to being a major college combo prospect,” says McDonald. Markus Colin of Allentown (NJ) High School went 9 of 10 with a long of 42 yards 58 yards and 3.4 seconds hang per kickoff. “Markus is starting to show he can compete with the big boys; look for much improvement down the road,” says McDonald.