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RHS Football player stood out at Nike Opening Combine

Richwood, WV – Last Saturday evening, various high school football competitors went to the Nike Opening Combine in Canton, Ohio.

As most athletes at the Combine were attempting to get their names put in the little bubble of college scouts, one of our own, Richwood High School quarterback Caleb Jantuah, did just that and left nothing on the table.

Truth be told, the sophomore quarterback did so good to where it’s very simple to see similitudes between sophomore Caleb Jantuah and Houston Texans quarterback De’Shaun Watson from the time he attended the same combine during his senior year of high school.

In 2014, high school senior De’Shaun Watson completed the 40-yard dash in 4.89 seconds, he ran the shuttle in 4.25 seconds, posted a 34.2 inch standing vertical and a 39 foot powerball throw. In opposition to Watson, in 2019, high school sophomore Caleb Jantuah completed the 40-yard dash in 4.76 seconds. Alongside that, Jantuah posted a 4.31 second shuttle time, 33 inch standing vertical, and a 32 foot powerball toss.

Caleb Jantuah completed the Nike Opening Combine with a general overall grade of 84.00, which is in the 94-percentile scope of all overall grades.

The Richwood High School football team has been buckling down from as far back as the off-season started. The players are always at the weight room and they’ve all acquired this kind of cohesive bond with each other, which is definitely required in order to win football games this upcoming fall.

Caleb Jantuah is a football devotee. The kid is constantly carrying around a football that is secured in his arm while he’s at school — not even joking. As young as he seems to be, it’s safe to say that he’s one of the leaders on the Lumberjack football team, and it’s unmitigated that he grasps his position of leadership, which is astounding in itself.

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Jharad K. McClung-Lester

Jharad K. McClung Lester is the founder of The Richwood Leader. He's a bi-weekly columnist at the Rogue Review, and has words published in the Charleston Gazette, Lone Conservative, and FlipSide News.

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