Few venues are better than the site of the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Desert Super) at Arizona Cardinals’ State Farm Stadium. Time after time, the facility has delivered on hospitality.
NFL veteran Jerome Daniels was the lead instructor, and with NFL assistant coach George Martinez also on hand to share his knowledge of the game, the prospects were the biggest beneficiaries.
Of course, there were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance, each one of them deserved to be mentioned as well. These prospects can now be considered as possible All-American candidates for one of the upcoming bowl games later on this year. Some of the highlights follow below.
Landen Powell, QB, 2022, Desert Vista (AZ): It would not be surprising to see the 6-foot-3 and 220-pounder land with a school in the Big Sky Conference.
Devon Sparks, RB, 2022, Mountain Pointe (AZ): The 5-10 and 180-pounder opened eyes. Same thing can be said about Jordan Lahusky from Thunderbird (AZ).
Payne Plaster, RB, 2022, White River (WA): The 5-9 and 170-pounder turned some heads. Jaylen Beverly from Mountain Pointe (AZ) was in that category, too.
Savigon Yokley, WR 2022, El Capitan (CA): Quick and agile, big and strong, the 6-3 and 175-pounder checks most of the boxes. His name is one to remember.
Jalile Bost, WR, 2023, Pebble Hills (TX): The 5-11 and 160 did well, with William Bolick from Millennium (AZ) and Jackson Schaumberg Arizona Lutheran Academy (AZ).
Isaiah Sawyer, TE, 2022, Mountain View (ID): A target of teams in the Big Sky Conference, the 6-4 and 230-pounder could end up at nearby Idaho or Idaho State.
Jai Rodriquez, OL, 2022 Desert Vista (AZ): With a growing list of scholarships in place, the 6-6 and 275-pounder might turn out to be the best of this entire bunch.
Riley Greene, OL, 2022, St. Johns (AZ): The 6-5 and 270-pounder certainly passed the eye test. Worth noting, he was difficult to deal with from start to finish.
Cruz Rushing, DB, 2022, Salpointe Catholic (AZ): Air Force and Eastern Washington are just a couple of the many programs interested in the 6-2 and 190-pounder.
Creon Fulgham, DB, 2023, Chandler Prep (AZ): The 5-8 and 160-pounder left a lasting impression, along with Jacob Holguin from Arizona Lutheran Academy (AZ).
Jeremiah Johnson, LB, 2022, Spanish Springs (NV): A potential good fit for a program in the Mountain West Conference, there’s a lot to like about the 6-3 and 220-pounder.
Nate Cormier-Ward, LB, 2022, Corona del Sol (AZ): Northern Arizona or North Dakota State might end up being a possible future home for the 6-3 and 225-pounder.
Daniel Santiago, DL, 2022, Horizon (AZ): With nearly double-digit offers in place, and the bandwagon filling up fast, the future is bright for the 6-2 and 285-pounder.
Mikkel Beltran, DL, 2022, Los Lunas (NM): New Mexico or New Mexico State could have the inside track for an all-important commitment from the 6-3 and 240-pounder.
Josiah Gardner, DL, 2022, Willow Canyon (AZ): The 6-1 and 260-pounder has already earned an invite to Northern Arizona and similar situations figure to follow suit.
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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 combine participants at the recent All-American Combine will soon be provided with additional details, along with an exclusive membership to the invite-only Red Zone Prospects (click here).
Additionally, likely late in the summer, invitations will be extended to one of the brand’s upcoming 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.