With plenty of hype surrounding prospects in the Class of 2013, the debut could not have gone better for the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 10.
Ohio State commit Reid Worstell from GlenOak (OH) lived up to the advanced billing and then some. He was named Offensive MVP, though his efforts came up a bit short as South defeated North, 21-14.
The 6-3 and 205-pounder completed 17-of-21 passes for 221 yards and a pair of touchdowns. However, his potential game-tying scoring drive for the North was stopped in the red zone as time expired.
Akron commit Austin Wolf from Lebanon (OH) and Delaware State commit Marquel Knight from Indian River (DE) were on the radar for Worstell early on in the game and right until the final whistle.
His counterpart, Florida State commit Hunter DeWitt from Sarasota (FL) was in the conversation for Offensive MVP for the South. He finished 14-for-17 with 201 yards in the air and two touchdowns.
Kansas State commit Byron Pringle from Robinson (FL) turned plenty of heads as well for the South. In fact, he was a favorite target of DeWitt and ended up with seven receptions, also a touchdown.
Worth mentioning, Idaho commit Chase Gonzalez from Turlock Christian (CA) and New Mexico State commit Gregory Hogan from Summer Creek (TX) had good chemistry throughout for the South.
On the other side of the ball, there wasn’t nearly as much to think about when it came to Defensive MVP as Miami commit Michael McGinnis from Allentown (NJ) took home the hardware for the North.