Fastest 40-Yard Dash Times from 2014 Oakland Nike Sparq Recruiting Combine

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Fastest 40-Yard Dash Times from 2014 Oakland Nike Sparq Recruiting Combine
Credit: Trenise Ferreira
John McDonald (Stockton, Calif.) had the top 40-yard time of the day at 4.54 (unofficial).

Hundreds of high school hopefuls attended the Nike Sparq Recruiting Combine in Oakland on Saturday, participating in various football drills throughout the day. Whether from local Bay Area and other California high schools, or from states as far away as Hawaii and Missouri, the athletes set out to perform well enough to garner interest from college scouts.

As expected, the 40-yard dash generated the most excitement among the athletes, and some of these guys came out blazing. 

Fastest 40 Times at Nike Sparq Combine (unofficial)
Name Position—Class High School Time
John McDonald RB/LB—2015 Lincoln (Stockton, Calif.) 4.54
Russell McClung CB/WR—2015 Clovis (Calif.) 4.59
Austin Johnson WR—2015 Mountain View (Calif.) 4.60
Sawyer Pittman RB—2015 Sanger (Calif.) 4.60
Nate Phillips QB—2015 Modesto (Calif.) 4.61
Priest Jennings RB/CB—2015 Chavez (Calif.) 4.62
Bryce Oliver RB/CB—2015 La Serna (Calif.) 4.62
Juiwan Brown WR/DB—2015 De La Salle (2015) 4.63
Mason Saba CB—2016 Centennial (Bakersfield, Calif.) 4.64
Dante Griffith-Johnson RB—2015 Emory (Calif.) 4.64

John McDonald of Lincoln High (Stockton, California) had the fasted 40-yard time on the day, at 4.54 seconds. 

The running back played for Western Ranch (Stockton) in 2013 before transferring. In 2014, he got hurt and missed the latter half of the season. He doesn't have any offers yet, but a strong showing in the combine (he also ranked No. 7 of the top 40 performers in Oakland) could change that this summer. 

Clovis High's Russell McClung had the next best time at 4.59. This is an improvement for McClung, as the wide receiver/cornerback previously posted a 4.72 at an earlier combine event, via Hudl. He also excelled in the cone drills, hinting at how agile and athletic he is on either side of the ball. He placed 11th overall of all performers on Friday. 

During the offseason, McClung plays baseball for the Cougars. 

Austin Johnson of Mountain View, California, had the third-best time of 4.60, and like McDonald and McClung, he was another top performer overall on the day (No. 9). He's started for the Bulls since his sophomore year after switching from wide receiver to running back. In addition to football, Johnson played basketball this past winter and is playing baseball this spring. 

All three of these guys were invited to Sunday's Nike Training Football Camp, and another top performance there could garner each of them some interest from college scouts. 

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