In the workout’s debut, you could not have asked for a better turnout at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Central Texas Regional) in Round Rock (TX).
NFL veteran Mark McMillian was lead instructor and joined Chris Taylor, Jerrod Black and Tim Crowder, with NFL veteran trainer Reggie Young also there.
After talking with the powers that be, specifically the coaching staff, here are a handful of individuals who provided some of the more memorable efforts.
Jalen Brown, QB, Cedar Ridge (TX): The 6-foot-2 and 210-pound sophomore, with interest from the likes of Baylor and SMU among the many others, nearly stole the show in the absence of Nate Hayden from Liberty Christian (TX) and L’Ravien Elia from West Brook (TX).
Isaiah Johnson, RB, Lubbock Cooper (TX): The 6-foot and 205-pound sophomore showed some upside and has been contacted by Tulsa and Texas Tech.
Jonathan Lindsay, RB, Harker Heights (TX): The 5-10 and 180-pound junior opened up plenty of eyes and his well-rounded effort will not soon be forgotten.
Casey Washington, WR, Pflugerville (TX): Colorado State, Kansas State, Rice and Texas State are a couple of schools interested in the 6-2 and 175-pound junior.
Jordan Kerley, WR, McNeil (TX): The 6-1 and 185-pound junior has an offer in place from North Texas. Boise State, SMU and Tulsa are teams also in the mix.
Marcel Ramirez, WR, Harker Heights (TX): The 5-8 and 180-pound junior stepped up, as unfortunately, Cam Lampkin from Poteet (TX) missed the workout.
Rosendo Olague, DB, Southwest (TX): The 5-9 and 172-pound junior held his own, and then some, never once backing down from anything, or anyone.
M’Elijah Wesley, DB, Bowie (TX): The 6-3 and 200-pound junior has tools to work with. Next order of business is finding a home for him on defense.
Ashton Millers, LB, Round Rock (TX): Despite a minor injury, the 5-11 and 220-pound junior turned heads. No surprise, he’s be on campus at SMU.
Chris Hooper, LB, Temple (TX): The 6-1 and 206-pound junior did a little bit of everything, most of it well, to earn the respect of his peers in attendance.
Sterling Henderson, LB, Farwell (TX): The 6-2 and 245-pound junior has talked with Texas Tech. Rhomel Dudley from Harker Heights (TX) also did well.
Jacob Turner, LB, Cedar Creek (TX): The 6-2 and 220-pound junior was a force to be reckon with, same for Marcos Pedraza from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (TX).
Clayton Stephens, OL, Orange Grove (TX): Regardless of the class distinction, the 6-5 and 290-pound junior was one of the better big men on hand.
Dorien Black, DL, Harker Heights (TX): While growing, with room to fill out more, the 6-foot and 250-pound junior was difficult to stop in this environment.
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Worth mentioning, those who did well at this workout, in 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.
The games take place at one of several well-known venues: Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field.
Moving forward, the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee will consider a number of different factors before making an all-important decision on invites to the All-American Bowl. Stay tuned.