Year in, and year out, Philadelphia (PA) is one of the more successful stops on nationwide tour for the Blue-Grey All-American Combine. This past weekend, things were no different.
The scene was again set at the Eagles’ NovaCare Training Facility as some of the top prospects on the East Coast were in attendance for the workout led by NFL trainer Reggie Young.
What follow is a look at the individuals that left a lasting impression on the powers that be, specifically the brand’s staff of coaches and scouts who paid close attention to the action.
Anthony Butler, QB, Roman Catholic (PA): No stranger to the environment, the 6-foot-4 and 225-pound junior did not disappoint. His stock continues to grow, and grow. Sky’s the limit for him.
Mike Piperno, QB, Washington Township (NJ): The 6-3 and 160-pound junior needs to add bulk on his frame. Still, he has a chance to play four more years at the collegiate level.
Makai Young, RB, Boxborough (PA): Explosive off the line, the 5-9 and 170-pound junior showed some glimpses of potential. Now, it’s time for him to fine-tune the little things.
Joseph Kellum, RB, Lenape (NJ): The 5-10 and 180-pound sophomore did well in every facet of the game. The same thing can be said about prep circuit teammate Kenya Williams.
B.J. Watson, WR, Calvert Hall College (MD): With multiple offers, the 5-9 and 180-pound junior was the premier prospect on hand. Also, he was timed at 4.27 in the 40-yard dash.
Dondi Odom, WR, West York (PA): The 6-1 and 217-pound junior is a hybrid, of sorts, who is capable of playing tight end. Regardless, his versatility is an asset within the offense.
Evan Dorsey, DB, Central Bucks East (PA): Young and somewhat inexperienced, the 5-9 and 185-pound sophomore did not let a perceived lack of playing time stand in his way.
Isaiah Watson, DB, Calvert Hall College (MD): The 5-10 and 155-pound sophomore is certainly a name to remember. Teams in the ACC and Big 10 Conference are already interested.
Amin Black, LB, Imhotep Institute (PA): Eager to prove himself, though not much convincing was needed, the 5-9 and 225-pound junior built on his growing national reputation.
DaQuan Cosby, LB, Vineland (NJ): The 6-foot and 215-pound junior possessed the prototypical size for a recruit at the second level, as did Brayden Conley of Fort Hill (MD).
Greg Clark, OL, Milford (DE): Strong and athletic, the 6-2 and 285-pound junior was as close to a finished product as there was when it came to big guys down in the trenches.
Michael Conklin, OL, Port Jervis (NY): The 6-1 and 265-pound junior was largely overlooked prior to the afternoon’s gathering. In the end, however, he earned some respect.
Talid Broxtan, DL, Stroudsburg (PA): Based on sheer size alone, colleges might want to take an extra long look at the 6-4 and 315-pound junior. No question, he is coachable.
Roshee Scott, DL, John Dickinson (DE): The 6-3 and 265-pound junior was difficult to stop coming off the edge. Devin Miller of Archbishop Spalding (MD) also opened up eyes.