All eyes were on NFL veteran, turned coach Mark McMillian and his one-time professional peers during the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium on Dec. 22. Rightfully so.
McMillian and Co. assembled a roster full of tomorrow’s probable college stars from the Class of 2014, and no surprise, West defeated East, 41-7, in the debut of the game in the Lone Star State.
Texas Tech commit Patrick Mahomes from Whitehouse (TX) was one of the more recognizable names for the West. Despite an injury, there was an undeniable buzz around the 6-3 and 180-pounder.
Same thing can be said about Cal commit Vic Enwere from Fort Bend Austin (TX). He was named Offensive MVP for the West after a 42-yard touchdown run and a 46-yard trick-play touchdown pass.
Cal commit Luke Rubenzer from Saguaro (AZ) also did well for the West. A quarterback now, but perhaps more suited for the defensive side of the ball, he and Enwere were on the same page.
Texas Tech commit Robert Castaneda from Whitehouse (TX) held his own up front for the West and Rice commit James Mayden from Sachse (TX) had six receptions for 124 yards with a 25-yard touchdown catch.
Among a handful of particularly bright spots for the East, Colorado State commit Coleman Key from Broken Arrow (OK) found an open Hawaii commit Devan Stubblefield from St. Louis (HI) on a 69-yard reception.
Not to be forgotten was the effort of Lonnie Johnson from West Side (IN). An SEC target, he lined up everywhere for the East, had a 79-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and was named Defensive MVP.
Pac-12 Conference target London Iakopo from Mater Dei (CA) was in the running for the honor after 12 tackles, eight of them solo stops. Jacksonville State commit E.J. Moss from Ashville (AL) was also considered.
Not well-known in recruiting circles, yet seemingly in his element, Shy Anderson from Shelton (TX) did well for the West. Related to the Cowboys’ executive brass, he’s the grandson of Jerry Jones and son of Stephen Jones.