With life on the road for the nationwide series of workouts soon coming to an end, essentially the best was saved for last at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Las Vegas Super).
NFL veteran Mark McMillian was the lead instructor. Also, giving back to the game as assistants were one-time professionals Byron Evans, George Martinez and Reggie Young.
After a couple of thorough meetings following the two-day events, here’s a comprehensive list of individuals who left last impression on the coaching staff that was in attendance.
Budd Bernie, QB, Riverside Poly (CA): The 6-foot and 170-pound senior was seemingly in control from start to finish. Chris Bradley from Cahokia (IL) also did well in the setting.
Jamar McFarlane, RB, Kofa (AZ): A good fit for the 5-9 and 178-pound senior could be within the Big Sky Conference, with nearby Northern Arizona serving as a landing spot.
Damian Crawford, RB, Ginn Academy (OH): Running up the middle or to the outside, catching the ball out of the backfield, the 6-foot and 197-pound senior can do it all.
Jamie Guinn, RB, Monett (MO): Quick and fast, more so than many of his peers in the environment, the 6-foot and 190-pound senior grabbed the attention of many onlookers.
Roosevelt Cage, RB, Jefferson (MN): In time, with a bit more maturity and most likely when it’s time to graduate, the 5-10 and 195-pound junior figures to have many options.
Damani Wilks, WR, Del Sol Academy (NV): It seems as if Weber State is among those out in front for a possible commitment from the 6-1 and 165-pound senior. Watch out.
Trey Blackford, WR, Tri-City Christian (CA): Somewhat undersized now, but with a growth spurt in the works, the 5-9 and 155-pound junior proved that stature did not matter.
Tylor Stubbs, OL, Timpview (UT): Cal and Stanford have kept respective eyes on the 6-5 and 280-pound senior, and now, Arizona State joined the ranks of interested parties.
Vili Hafoka, OL, Tumwater (WA): Northern Colorado was first to jump on bandwagon with an offer for the 6-4 and 293-pound senior. BYU might be in the mix soon, too.
Eddie Weigl, OL, Desert Vista (AZ): Northern Arizona was one school to recently reach out to the 6-3 and 305-pound senior. We wouldn’t be surprised to see an offer materialize.
Shea Albrecht, OL, Orona (MN): Teams from the Big Ten Conference have kept tabs on the 6-4 and 270-pound junior, specifically speaking, Minnesota and Nebraska.
Justin Curtis, OL, Hart (CA): An underclassman on paper, yet someone who played with the experience of a varsity starter, the 6-4 and 290-pound junior held his own.
Jacob Williamson, OL, Chimacum (WA): The 6-5 and 290-pound senior helped a growing reputation with a good effort, same with Riley Horrocks from Mountain View (UT).
Anthony Perna, OL, Faith Lutheran (NV): The 6-5 and 265-pound junior is heading down the right path and the same thing goes for Justin Littlewolf from Mahnomen (MN).
Rashod Tanner, DB, Moanalua (HI): Either or, in the Big West Conference or Mountain West Conference, both places could be called home for the 5-9 and 160-pound senior.
Kyron Samuels, DB, Phoenix Alhambra (AZ): Fast and physical already, also just now coming in to his own, the future appears bright for the 6-1 and 179-pound junior.
Bryan Juarez, LB, Del Sol Academy (NV): Southern Utah remains in constant contact with the 6-2 and 188-pound senior and he could make an immediate impact.
Gavin Ware, LB, Tooele (UT): Good character, on and off the field worth noting, the 6-2 and 185-pound senior earned the respect of his peers and counterparts, alike.
Oge Feo, LB, Bethel (WA): With interest from the Pac-12 Conference, when all is said and done, the 6-foot and 180-pound junior could be the best of the entire bunch.
Mark Vander Woude, LB, Beaumont (CA): Tough and determined, willing to take on anyone or anything, the 5-10 and 170-pound junior was a favorite of the coaching staff.
Isaac Lees, DL, Snow Canyon (UT): Unstoppable, that was on more than one occasion too, the 6-3 and 270-pound junior was disruptive down deep in the trenches.
Xavier Cousar, DL, Northwood (CA): Strong, physically intimidating, yet with some surprising athleticism, the 6-2 and 272-pound senior took a big step toward the next level.
Luka Sarac, DL, Oak Pak (CA): Sacramento State and San Jose State have sights set on the 6-1 and 225-pound senior. One could pull the trigger on a scholarship for him.
Matthew Burba, DL, Huntley (IL): A technician, a bull in a china shop with brutish strength to match, the 6-foot and 250-pound senior has plenty of upside. Remember his name.
Editor’s Note: A number of prospects performed extremely well in this particular setting and all of them will be considered for a possible invitation to the brand’s All-American Bowl.
When it comes to stats on participants from the 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 likely within days, more information about the workout will be added in this space. Feel free to check back on a regular basis for the much-needed insight.
As mentioned above, the goal is participate in the All-American Bowl, four of them, each at NFL stadium and nationally broadcast on ESPN’s family of networks or Impact Football Network.
Games take place at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes Benz Stadium, as many venues served as host in the past.
Moving forward, the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee will consider a number of different factors before making any type of decision on potential invites to the All-American Bowl. Stay tuned.