Colin Spencer won the Nike Sparq Combine in Houston this past spring, scoring first in the nation out of 12,000 high school athletes. A combine is a set of athletic tests that football recruiters use to evaluate prospects. Combine challenges include a 40-yard dash, vertical jump and bench press. Spencer, who will be a senior at Woodrow Wilson High School in the fall, trained three times
a week at Performance Course in Allen to prepare for the Nike combine in March. Spencer plays cornerback for the Woodrow Wildcats, and he’s been playing football since sixth-grade. He also runs track, and he says his goal is to win an athletic scholarship to a Division 1 school. Here are Spencer’s combine scores: 40-yard dash, 4.42 minutes; shuttle, 3.87 minutes; power ball toss, 39.5 feet; vertical jump, 41.7 inches.