No question about it, the collection of talent at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (DFW Regional) was exceptional, with standout players at just about every position on the field, both sides of the ball.
NFL veterans Ken Stills, Seneca Wallace and Victor Butler ran the show as instructors. Each of them, worth mentioning, will coach in this year’s All-American Bowl, set to take place in December and January.
Although there were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance, numerous others fit in that category. Below is a preview of some of the top performers, each who can now be considered as possible All-American Bowl candidates for one of the upcoming games later on this year.
Chase Jenkins, QB, 2023, Alief Taylor (TX): A Rice commit, with plenty of hype surrounding him, the 6-foot and 187-pounder lived up to the advanced billing. He strengthened a growing reputation, to be sure.
Khalon Davis, QB, 2023, Denton Ryan (TX): On the official workout roster, but unable to attend, the 6-foot and 180-pounder plans to attend another event soon.
P.J. Hatter, QB, 2023, Klein Oak (TX): In a similar situation, on the official workout roster, the 6-2 and 190-pounder remains on the radar. More to come, rest assured.
Brandon Tolbert, RB, 2023, Muskogee (OK): The 5-9 and 190-pounder grabbed everyone’s attention during skills testing and all eyes were fixed on him during one-on-ones.
Devrin Brown, RB, 2023, Krum (TX): The 5-10 and 185-pounder went out and successfully opened up some eyes, so did Darius Floyd from San Angelo Central (TX).
Nikaidian Gray, WR, 2023, Lake Dallas (TX): A target of teams in the Western Athletic Conference, specifically Lamar, the future is bright for the 5-11 and 178-pounder.
Kelton Moore, WR, 2024, Grand Prairie (TX): When all is said and done, the 5-11 and 170-pounder could end up being one of the best of this entire bunch, regardless of class.
Darious Johnson, WR, 2023, James Madison (TX): Good size, speed and strength, there’s plenty to like about the 6-2 and 185-pounder. His name is one to remember.
Cooper Alford, TE, 2023, Bishop Lynch (TX): On the official workout roster, but unable to attend, the 6-3 and 220-pounder has been in contact with Montana and Arkansas.
Isaiah Mworia, OL, 2023, Weiss (TX): The 6-5 and 285-pounder looked the part. And played the part, too. He was a force to be reckon with down in the trenches.
Bryan Buckett, OL, 2023, Denton Ryan (TX): Northern Arizona and North Texas are just a couple of the potential destinations at the next level for the 6-2 and 280-pounder.
Corey Thompson, DB, 2023, Mansfield Lake Ridge (TX): There’s a good reason why the likes of Kansas State, Tulane and TCU are interested in the 5-11 and 185-pounder.
Julius Pascal, DB, 2023, Dr. Krop (FL): The 5-11 and 175-pounder made the trip from the East Coast and can return with his head held high after an impressive effort.
Kamron Fields, DB, 2023, Aubrey (TX): Not one to be intimidated, the 6-foot and 170-pounder was as tough as they come. Christian Shivers from Ranchview (TX) also did well.
Luke Anderson, LB, 2023, Ft. Worth Christian (TX): The 6-1 and 210-pounder has offers from Montana State and New Mexico State. Also Kansas State and Vanderbilt are in the mix.
Matthew Moore, LB, 2023, Ellison (TX): Big, strong and fast, the 6-1 and 212-pounder was an immediate favorite of the coaching staff. Texas Tech could be a good fit for him.
Blake Chessher, LB, 2023, Southwest (TX): Despite an injury, the 6-foot and 213-pounder held his own and it’s reasonable to expect more of the same moving forward.
Jaylen Trotter, LB, 2023, China Spring (TX): The 5-8 and 175-pounder turned heads, along with Jasen Brown from La Vegas (TX) and Tristan Black for Glen Rose (TX).
Kalun Blair, DL, 2023, Burleson (TX): Boise State and Montana are on the bandwagon of the 6-1 and 215-pounder. Rightfully so after seeing him in action in this setting.
Damon Bremer, DL, 2023, Union Pines (NC): The 6-2 and 230-pounder could find a home with a program in the Pioneer Football League, Davidson in particular is on his list.
Braden Harris, DL, 2023, Leonard (TX): The 6-1 and 235-pounder has talked with Dartmouth, Navy and Sam Houston State. The situation is worth monitoring.
Dobson Beaird, DL, 2024, Covenant School of Dallas (TX): The 6-2 and 215-pounder has kept the lines of communication with Samford and Tulsa, among others schools.
Bryan Chacon, DL, 2023, Perryton (TX): The 6-3 and 230-pounder left a lasting impression, so did Wesley Griffin from Hamilton (TX) and Nico Gaston from Lakeview Centennial (TX).
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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 will soon be provided with plenty of additional details on a potential 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.