Year in and year out, level of competition increases at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Heartland Super) at Missouri Western State University, home to the Kansas City Chiefs’ Training Facility.
This time around was no different from those in the recent past. After the workout was finished, in fact, NFL veteran Arlen Harris and NFL veteran trainer Rodney Beasley came away impressed.
Of course, there were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance, each one of them deserved to be mentioned as well. Accordingly, a few of the many highlights from the workout follow next.
Jack Rutz, QB, 2022, Johnston (IA): The 6-foot-1 and 197-pounder has been in contact with a couple of programs from the Big Ten Conference, more specifically nearby Iowa.
Caron Spann, QB, 2022, St. Mary’s (MO): A target of teams in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the 6-1 and 200-pounder did well and made all the throws.
Rhod Gibson, RB, 2022, Lutheran St. Charles (MO): Not intimidated by the bigger type of stage, The 5-9 and 185-pounder has been on visits to Colorado State and Illinois State.
Shayden Sull, RB, 2022, Hartford (KS): The 5-10 and 170-pounder has kept the lines of communication open with the Ohio Valley Conference, more to the point Murray State.
Keyan Miller, RB, 2022, Concordia (KS): Quick and fast, but also physical, the 5-7 and 187-pounder left a lasting impression. Same goes for De’John Bailey from Northeast (MO).
Christopher Galloway, WR, 2022, Bishop Ward (KS): Size, speed and quickness, also reasonably strong, the 6-2 and 170-pounder was a reliable target. From start to finish, no less.
Victor Klote, WR, 2023, Raymore-Peculiar (MO): In midst of just now starting to realize some of his immense potential, the future is certainly bright for the 6-3 and 203-pounder.
Jaden Abongo, WR, 2022, Brookfield (MO): The 5-10 and 170-pounder opened eyes with Jordan Bethany from Lutheran St. Charles (MO) and Kaden Hampson from Helias Catholic (MO).
Colton Bass, WR, 2022, Adrian (MO): The 6-2 and 190-pounder held his own here, with Mason Hicks from Pleasant Hill (MO) and Jackson Bethany from Lutheran St. Charles (MO).
Tucker Miller, TE, 2022, Raymore-Peculiar (MO): No question about it, the 6-5 and 231-pounder could land with a program in the Ohio Valley Conference. Eastern Illinois has offered.
Dalton Owen, OL, 2022, Concordia (KS): Butler already put a scholarship on the table for the 6-3 and 285-pounder. Schools from the Southland Conference figure to follow suit soon.
Talan Chandler, OL, 2024, Lutheran St. Charles (MO): Forget about the fact that the 6-3 and 270-pounder is an underclassman, Indiana, Kansas State and Memphis are on the radar.
Jordan Jarvis, OL, 2022, Hillsboro (MO): The 6-4 and 250-pounder looked the part and played the part. Theo Stevenson from Morgan County (MO) fell in the same kind of category.
Kaden Shannon, OL, 2022, Russellville (MO): Big and strong, also surprisingly agile, the 6-3 and 294-pounder got the job done, along with Gabe Rainwater from Plattsburg (MO).
Jack Ardito, DB, 2022, Raymore-Peculiar (MO): There’s plenty to like about the 6-2 and 180-pounder. Ball State, North Dakota State and Wyoming seem to have the inside track.
Garrett Connell, DB, 2022, Salem (MO): Good size, good feet, athletic as they come, the 6-2 and 195-pounder made a statement early on and kept everyone’s attention thereafter.
Cole Stumpe, DB, 2022, Helias Catholic (MO): It would not come as a major surprise to see the 5-11 and 175-pounder secure an offer from the likes of Missouri State. Stay tuned.
Ayden Harris, LB, 2024, Lutheran St. Charles (MO): Destined to play on Saturdays at the next level, the 5-10 and 185-pounder could end up being the best of this entire bunch.
Nicholas Thompson, LB, 2022, Springdale (AR): The 6-foot and 210-pounder has kept in contact with teams from the Ivy League, Columbia and Penn appear to be frontrunners.
Tyree Simms, LB, 2022, Parkway West (MO): Overpowering at times, nimble others, the 5-11 and 235-pounder was well-rounded, also Everett Wood from Smith-Cotton (MO).
Andon Carpenter DL, 2022, Derby (KS): North Dakota State jumped on the bandwagon first and Kansas State could be next as the 6-2 and 250-pounder continues to emerge.
Kole Shumate, DL, 2022, Holden (MO): The 6-4 and 283-pounder handled business down in the trenches. Blake Casteel from Maryville (MO) was also difficult to deal with.
Trever Quaney, DL 2022, Burlingame (KS): A great frame, with room to grow, the 6-8 and 225-pounder has tons of upside. John Gholson from Nixa (MO) deserved a mention, too.
Editor’s Note: When it comes to statistics from the nationwide series of All-American Combines, such as the most recent one, we’ve got you covered. For the numbers, look no further (click here).
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.