Like clockwork, seemingly without fail, there is no shortage of talent at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Houston Regional). This time around, it was different from workouts in the past.
NFL veteran Michael Ray Garvin, along with NFL veteran trainers Reggie Young and Gerard Lewis ran the show. They had plenty of good things to say about the collection of participants, too.
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.
Andrew Knebel, QB, 2023, Jarrell (TX): The 6-1 and 185-pounder has talked with the likes of Houston, among other schools. His ceiling is high, safe to say.
Harrison Facundo, QB, 2023, Splendora (TX): Big and strong, with a fair amount of athleticism, the 6-3 and 205-pounder has been on campus at TCU.
Roriyon Richardson, WR, 2023, Summer Creek (TX): At some point soon, the 6-2 and 190-pounder figures to emerge as a target of teams in Conference USA.
Jaylen Welch, WR, 2023, Bolton (LA): The 6-1 and 175-pounder did well, with Darrow Judge from West Orange (TX) and Bryan Domino from Fort Bend Christian Academy (TX).
Austin Gace, LB 2023, Hitchcock (TX): The opponent did not matter, running backs or tight ends, the 6-foot and 190-pounder went out there and got the job done.
Nick Fattig, OL, 2023, Clear Springs (TX): Regardless of class or position, the 6-4 and 275-pounder with offers might have been the most well-known name here.
Hunter Mangum, OL, 2023, Columbus (TX): Difficult to deal with down in the trenches, the 6-3 and 260-pounder earned the respects of his peers and coaches, alike.
James Wright, OL, 2024, Centerville (TX): The 6-6 and 315-pounder stood out in the crowd, and really, it’s only matter of time before he realizes his immense potential.
Jarell White, DL, 2023, Klein Oak (TX): Conference USA could be landing spot for the 6-2 and 280-pounder, no question about it, he possess all of the talent.
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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.