For the second time in as many years, there was no shortage of talent in attendance at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Southeast Super Regional) in Daytona Beach (FL).
NFL veterans Larry Ryans, Chuck Darby, Eric Curry and Patell Troutman had nothing but good things to say about the individuals who participated in the early afternoon workout.
What follows is a closer look at the student-athletes who made an impact and impressed some of the powers that be, we’re talking about the one-time professional coaching staff.
Wyatt Rector, QB, Leesburg (FL): All eyes were on the 6-foot-3 and 205-pound junior. By day’s end, the attention was warranted as he took home the hardware for Offensive MVP.
Karson Avila, QB, Smoky Hill (CO): The 6-1 and 170-pound junior made the long road trip to the Sunshine State and the venture was worthwhile as he took advantage of opportunities.
Kristopher Maxie, RB, Yulee (FL): Don’t let his often times perceived lack of height fool you, the 5-7 and 168-pound senior went out and got the job done despite the naysayers.
Dezmond Moorman, RB, T.C. Roberson (NC): The 5-11 and 170-pound senior first turned heads during the skills testing. Little, or nothing, changed thereafter in the one-on-ones.
Anthony Wynds, RB, Palm Beach Central (FL): While he doesn’t possess the prototypical frame for his spot on the field, the 5-7 and 195-pound senior did not let metrics define him.
Cassius Allen, WR, Pelham (GA): The 6-4 and 191-pound senior held his own. No surprise, he’s a target of multiple teams in the Sun Belt Conference, particularly Georgia State.
Vusa Moyo, WR, Dawson Christian Academy (GA): The 6-foot and 175-pound senior excelled with teammates Matt Chism and Noah Burruss, also Dominic Moss from Zephyrhills Christian (FL).
Ahmad Lyons, DB, North Edgecombe (NC): The 5-9 and 170-pound senior made a name for himself with his consistent play in the secondary, and ultimately, earned Defensive MVP.
Chase Lasater, LB, Trinity Christian (FL): Not at full strength, the 6-2 and 235-pound senior and Michigan commit left a lasting impression. His presence created quite the buzz.
Makenzy Newbill, LB, South Effingham (GA): The 6-foot and 223-pound senior had mean streak about him, not necessarily a bad thing. Intense from start to finish, he did a good job.
Cole Schneider, OL, Riverdale (FL): With plenty of college interest, the 6-3 and 300-pound senior, was a man among boys most times. He was seemingly without peer in the trenches.
Zachary Hauschild, OL, Clearwater (FL): One of multiple underclassman, the 6-6 and 305-pound junior played with the poise of an experienced varsity veteran in this environment.
Jaden Hoyt, OL, Northwest Christian (AZ): The 6-4 and 285-pound junior showed glimpses of upside. Same thing can be said about Cason Setzekorn from Dawson Christian Academy (GA).
Brandon Hatcher, DL, Selma (AL): Thought to be somewhat undersized by so-called experts, the 6-1 and 208-pound senior created havoc off the edge and kept opponents on their toes.
Tanner Nance, DL, Heritage (GA): The 6-1 and 270-pound senior might have been knocked for his height in the past. Still, he was a force to be reckon with on the interior throughout.
For a closer look at all of the participants at the most recent All-American Combine, including statistics during skills testing, we’ve got you covered with the numbers right here (click on this link).