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Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:50 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2011 4:55 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Look up and down the top 100 lists for the class of 2012 and a few people out there might spot a famous last name or two among the bunch.

Top quarterback and Indiana pledge Gunner Kiel's a recognizable name to Notre Dame fans who saw his uncle, Blair, play for the Irish. Auburn commit Zeke Pike's dad Mark played several years in the NFL. Mario Edwards Jr. is headed to Florida State because his father starred there under Bobby Bowden.

As much as those players have made a name for themselves on the football field, there's another 2012 recruit who is hoping more and more coaches are noticing him only for his play. If you're wondering where you might have heard of New Rochelle (N.Y.) cornerback Justin Combs, chances are you were likely thinking of his father, Sean "Diddy" Combs. Slowly but surely however, several FBS programs are coming around to see him as a legitimate defensive back prospect at the next level.

UCLA is the most recent scholarship offer for the younger Combs after he took a trip West to unofficially visit the Bruins during a pre-season scrimmage. Virginia, Illinois, Wyoming, Iowa and West Virginia are other programs to extend an offer with several other schools showing legitimate interest depending on how he plays his senior year.

The 5-foot-9, 170-pounder performed well for the 7-on-7 travel team "Goon Squad" over the summer and was a top performer at the Badger Sports national tournament. Combs was also recently invited to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in January and joins his friend and top 100 linebacker Deaysean Rippy in the game. He'll be in-studio with his rap mogul father on the Lemming Report on CBS Sports Network Friday at 7 PM ET to discuss the latest with his recruitment and where he can see himself playing.

Click here for an excerpt from the interview. Combs' highlights from last season are below. 



Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: September 11, 2011 8:17 pm
 

Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

Sir, if you would notice how fast his break and drive on the pass is, you would understand that he can break on everything underneath and will not get beat over top......This allows his safeties to play heavy against the run....

Signed,

 Ex Division 1 football player/ ex NFL strong safety



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

The young man is in high school folks. You know it's like NFL; it's his potential. Maybe the video isn't one of his best performances but come on, he still has a lot to learn. I don't think the school see's Sean Puffy Combs' Son on his jersey. Give the young man a break,



Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

are you serious if he gets in a big college he will never play except for a publicity stunt. just tell his daddy to pay the school he wants him to go to then pay then each time he wants to come to a game to see him play. All for TV numbers anyway of course then give him a degree then give him to Hollywood he might do porn if his daddy don't run out of money this guy is he could even be OJ without the HOF



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

He doesn't wrap up, or even uses his arms...A "leg tackle" is supposed to mean the BALL CARRIERS legs, not the tackler's!



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

He had 1 good play, the rest are guys getting catches while he plays 10 cards off the ball, and makes the tackle. Im not impressed at all with this video. If it wasnt for his famous father this wouldnt even be an article



Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:54 am
 

Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

Does UCLA really have the scholarships to just throw away like this? He has good form tackling early in the reel but later on relied on sloppy hits that caused the player to go down, but that wont fly at a D1 school. In every highlight he is playing 10 yards off the WR, so he can only go to a school where they dont play bump coverage. I am suprised coaches wouldnt just throw 5 yard outs on him and the other corner all day. Combs go to an Ivy League School shine there and get a great education so you can manage your father's wealth.



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:31 am
 

Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

How else do you explain the #158 rated CB and 2 star recruit (scout.com) getting an entire article for himself? He'll come to Westwood, never play in meaningful situations, smoke some blunts, and go Hollywood. 



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:30 am
 

Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

How else do you explain the #158 rated CB and 2 star recruit (scout.com) getting an entire article for himself? He'll come to Westwood, never play in meaningful situations, smoke some blunts, and go Hollywood. 



Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: September 10, 2011 11:23 am
 

Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

Most unoriginal post on cbs is constantly the "This is News?" post... news worthy enough for you to read and post. Read between the lines and see that this is more of a plug for the Lemming Report show which is a CBS Sports Network Show. Friday at 7pm ET if you didn't notice. ESPN has been pulling this trick for years. And we all fall for it. Instead of trying to be smarter than everyone else, just accept it as part of the price you pay for free content. Like Bobby Knight said, if rape is inevitable then just lay back and enjoy it.



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:42 am
 

Combs drawing attention, set for Lemming Report

He looks small amongst high school players.  It appears he is a decent tackler, but didn't have one interception on his highlight reel.  He will fit in perfectly at UCLA.


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