One of the nation’s hotbeds for talent, the annual stop in the Lone Star State for the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Dallas Regional) lived up to the hype.
NFL veteran George Teague was lead instructor. One-time professionals Ray Crockett and Jerrod Black, also NFL veteran trainer Reggie Young, joined him.
That said, after taking some time to talk with coaching staff about the workout, it’s best to now provide a bit of insight on the many individuals in attendance.
Keegan Shoemaker, QB, Prosper (TX): The 6-foot-3 and 185-pound junior did well and was contacted by teams in the Sun Belt Conference, mainly Texas State.
Nate Hayden, QB, Liberty Christian (TX): Unfortunately, not on hand, but with plans already in motion for an upcoming event, the 6-2 and 198-pound junior has been an Ivy League target.
Luke Latimer, QB, Childress (TX): Air Force and Yale talked with the 6-foot and 192-pound junior. Jaxon Rollins of Mansfield Timberview (TX) deserved a mention, too.
Azaya Patrick, RB, Teague (TX): Bucknell has the 5-10 and 195-pound junior on the radar. After seeing him in action, worth noting, the attention is certainly worthy.
Erik Hart, RB, China Spring (TX): The 5-10 and 175-pound junior turned heads. So did peers Desmond Jones from Kemp (TX) and Jachais Jenkins from Tatum (TX).
Calvin Wiggins, WR, Byron Nelson (TX): The 6-4 and 190-pound junior has had conversations with SMU, among others, and an offer from a school could soon materialize.
A.J. Martin, WR, McAlester (OK): The 6-1 and 185-pound junior opened up eyes. Moving forward, it’s important for him to maintain the momentum built in the setting.
Ryan Mora, TE, The Colony (TX): North Texas, Army and Navy might be in the market for the 6-1 and 220-pound junior and that’s a situation worth monitoring.
Jaylon Jimmerson, DB, Pittsburg (TX): Houston, Texas State, Stephen F. Austin and SMU are apparent fans of the 5-11 and 185-pound junior. And rightfully so.
Matthew Norman, DB, Allen (TX): The 5-9 and 165-pound sophomore received praise from the likes of Teague and Crockett. Sky’s the limit for the underclassman.
Riley Strey, DB, Flower Mound (TX): Plain and simple, the 6-1 and 180-pound junior would not be denied. Cameron Pair from The Colony (TX) also did a good job.
Mechac Mashaka, LB, Birdville (TX): Regardless of position, or class distinction, the 6-4 and 205-pound junior might have possessed the most upside, bottom line.
Cory Ebron, LB, Waco (TX): The 6-foot and 240-pound junior could land with a program in the Southern Conference and Stephen F. Austin could be a frontrunner.
Nate Maulsby, LB, Denison (TX): Already on campus once at Arkansas, the 6-foot and 205-pound junior showed that he has what it takes to play at the next level.
Devin Sterling, LB, Sunnyvale (TX): The 6-1 and 230-pound sophomore often played with the poise of a veteran. When all is said and done, as a senior, watch out.
Alex Cerra, LB, Dallas Christian (TX): Not in attendance due unforeseen circumstances, the 6-1 and 212-pound junior has talked with teams in the Patriot League.
Regan Riddle, OL, Highland Park (TX): The 6-2 and 283-pound junior has an offer from North Texas. Can’t forget to mention that Army and Navy are also in the mix.
Zane Haas, OL, Georgetown (TX): Capable of lining up at center, the 6-2 and 250-pound junior has what appears to be a particularly bright future ahead of him.
Noah Plsek, OL, Reicher Catholic (TX): On paper, raw and perceived as inexperienced, the 6-4 and 292-pound sophomore went out and delivered desired results.
Dartanyon Cardoza, DL, Gunter (TX): The 6-3 and 220-pound junior could not be stopped, most times that is, when he came off the edge during one-on-ones.
Jackson Bussey, DL, Scurry-Rosser (TX): Big and nasty, opponents who got on the bad side of the 6-5 and 295-pound junior, safe to say, they didn’t like the end result.
Ethan Filio, DL, Frenship (TX): The 6-5 and 295-pound sophomore caused problems, with Tate Skaggs from Hill School (TX) and Tristian Seahorn from Gladewater (TX).
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Additionally, those who did well at this workout, 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.
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.