In a place thought to be a home away from home, the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Alabama Regional) took place down South for the fourth time in as many years.
NFL veteran and Crimson Tide alum Mark McMillian was the lead instructor, and once again, joined by teammates Antonio Langham and Roosevelt Patterson, among others.
There was no shortage of talent at the workout, and although there were a number of impressive prospects in this group, what follows is a closer look at some of the notables.
Jalen Clark, QB, 2021, Alabama Christian Academy (AL): A big body, with a lively arm, the 6-2 and 188-pounder turned plenty of heads in the environment.
Pearson Baldwin, QB, 2021, Springville (AL): The 6-2 and 195-pounder opened up some eyes. Same thing goes for Kaden Cupp from New Brockton (AL).
Robert Edwards, RB, 2021, Columbus (GA): The 5-11 and 185-pounder did not back down from any challenge, along with Andrew Bettis from Satsuma (AL).
Kevin Staffney, RB, 2022, Chilton County (AL): No one could stop the 5-11 and 194-pounder. A. J. Smith from Thorsby (AL) was in a similar type of category.
Tre Roberson, WR, 2021, Thompson (AL): On the roster, with plans for another workout, the 6-3 and 190-pounder has been in contact with Kentucky and Tennessee.
Elijah Johnson, WR, 2021, Grissom (AL): With a trip to Arkansas State already underneath his belt, the 5-8 and 170-pounder earned the respect of his counterparts.
Jared Smith, WR, 2021, Enterprise (AL): The 6-2 and 188-pounder has interest from teams in the Southern Conference, more specifically speaking Furman.
Kahleel Latimer, WR, 2021, Stewart County (GA): The 6-2 and 175-pounder did well, with Clay Morrison from Wicksburg (AL) and Cameron Hunt from Grissom (AL).
Preston Alston, OL, Holtville (AL): Strong, and somewhat surprisingly athletic for his size, the 6-4 and 285-pounder was difficult to deal down with in the trenches.
Riley Burke, OL, 2021, Russell County (KY): The 6-3 250-pounder has a fair amount of upside and it’s only a matter of time before programs jump on the bandwagon.
Jaden Taylor, DB, 2021, Park Crossing (AL): Austin Peay was the first to offer the 5-10 and 185-pounder offer Austin Peay. Now, schools from the SEC are in the mix.
Markelious Furr, DB, 2021, Central (AL): The 5-11 and 194-pounder has been in constant contact with potential suitors from the SWAC. Remember his name.
Julian Noble, LB, 2021, New Brockton (AL): A target of the Ivy League, with Army and Navy coming on strong, the future is bright for the 6-foot and 210-pounder.
Reginald Chapman, LB, 2021, Central (AL): The 6-foot and 225-pounder could have his sights set on the SWAC. Worth noting, he’s been on campus at Alabama A&M.
Charles Hickmon, LB, 2021, Brookwood (GA): Alabama Birmingham and Kennesaw State are fans of the 5-9 and 190-pounder. An offer could soon materialize.
Jackson Dullard, DL, 2021, Flomaton (AL:): The 6-2 and 235-pounder might be a perfect fit with Southern Miss or Troy. Another thing, Duke is a player, as well.
Michael Albertson, DL, 2022, Wicksburg (AL): Young, and largely inexperienced, the 6-3 and 225-pounder played with the poise of an upperclassman, most times.
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Worth mentioning, periodically and often within days, more information about the workout will be added in this space. That said, feel free to check back on a regular basis for the much-needed insight.
Also, most participants at the recent All-American Combine (Regional level) will soon be provided with additional details, along with an exclusive membership to Red Zone Prospects (click here).
Individuals will have a national star rating, as well as a scholarship-worthy evaluation and HUDL review as part of their profiles, for the recruiting convenience of colleges all over the country.
Each member of Red Zone Prospects receives an automatic invite to one of the brand’s All-American Combines (Super Regional level), all of them to be held at NFL venues or college facilities
Additionally, those who do well in that setting, in due time, could be invited to one of the brand’s All-American Bowls held at NFL stadium and nationally broadcast on ESPN’s family of networks.
Games take place at Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium, Falcons’ Mercedes Benz Stadium, Texans’ NRG Stadium or Jaguars’ EverBank Field, among other venues.
Moving forward, the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee will consider a number of different factors before making any decision on potential invites to the All-American Bowl. Stay tuned.