With an eye fixed on the future, and plans in the work for the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl to be held at the Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium, the staff made a visit to Sin City.
Another reason? To scout talent, of course. And similar to year’s past, with a handful of NFL veteran instructors in place for the brand’s All-American Combine (Las Vegas Super).
There were many scholarship-worthy recruits on hand and each of them deserved to be mentioned. Accordingly, what follows next in this space is a few highlights from the workout.
Ja’Shawn Scroggins, QB, 2021, Las Vegas (NV): A Big Sky Conference target and on the official roster, the 6-foot-3 and 185-pounder was unable to attend. Still, he remains on the radar.
Jarret Elmer, QB, 2021, Salem Hills (UT): The 6-1 and 180-pounder opened up some eyes in this environment, as did Dylan Jackson from Reno (NV) and Cole McFarland from Eastlake (CA).
Aginae Cunningham, RB, 2021, Silverado (NV): The 5-8 and 165-pounder grabbed attention during the skills testing and it was more of the same with the one-on-ones.
Christian Johnson, RB, 2021, Greenway (AZ): The 6-foot and 192-pounder turned heads, same with Eman Alaniz from Parker (AZ) and Payne Plaster from White River (WA).
Dalin Knighten, WR, 2021, Durango (NV): Over the middle, along the sideline, down the field, it didn’t matter, the 6-1 and 175-pounder did just about whatever he pleased.
Carter Stokes, WR, 2021, Reno (NV): The 6-3 and 180-pounder did rather well in this setting, along with Jaret Griffin from Carlsbad (NM) and Will Munroe from Galena (NV).
Jason Pugal, WR, 2022, Great Oak (CA): The 6-1 and 170-pounder earned respect, ditto for Damon Knighten from Durango (NV) and Luke Grippo from Arizona Lutheran (AZ).
Tim Vaughn, OL, 2021, Arbor View (NV): A potential landing spot for the 6-3 and 320-pounder could very well be somewhere in the Big Sky Conference. It’s just a matter of time.
Damaree Arnold, OL, 2022, Hoover (CA): The 6-2 and 250-pounder is just now starting to realize his potential. Brian Pennington from Eastlake (CA) is in a similar situation.
Mo Vanderwiel, DB, 2021, Torrey Pines, 2021, (CA): A Navy commit, on the roster but not present, the goal seems to be for the 6-2 and 185-pounder reschedule for another workout.
Joshua Goynes, DB, 2021, Faith Lutheran (NV): Fast and quick, tough and durable, the 5-11 and 180-pounder appears to destined to play at the next level. His game is nearly complete.
Emeka Ogbonna, DB, 2021, Gilbert (AZ): A program from within the Big Sky Conference, and with plenty to choose from, might be the best possible fit for the 5-11 and 180-pounder
Mason Thompson, DB, 2021, Arroyo Grande (CA): The 5-11 and 170-pounder was competitive from start to finish. Jaden Rhodes from Faith Lutheran (NV) was in the same category.
Daniel Ganino, LB, 2021, Great Oak (CA): The 6-2 and 200-pounder has some interest from schools in Big Sky Conference. Alfonzo Brown from Gila Ridge (AZ) deserved a mention.
Tommy Arnold, LB, 2021, Sunrise Mountain (AZ): The 5-11 and 195-pounder held his own, with Jacob Irick from Marcos de Niza (AZ) and Matthew Gundogan Estrella Foothills (AZ).
Trevor Moser, DL, 2021, Legacy (NV): The 6-3 and 240-pounder has several offers, most from the Mountain West Conference. He was the best player on hand, regardless of position.
Nathan Meeker, DL, 2021, Great Oak (CA): The 6-5 and 210-pounder could land with a school in the Big Sky Conference. Worth noting, Sacramento State might be the frontrunner.
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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 (Regional level) will soon be provided with additional details, along with an exclusive membership to Red Zone Prospects (click here).
Individuals will have a national star rating, as well as a scholarship-worthy evaluation and HUDL review as part of their profiles, for the recruiting convenience of colleges all over the country.
Each member of Red Zone Prospects receives an automatic invite to one of the brand’s All-American Combines (Super Regional level), all of them to be held at NFL venues or college facilities
Additionally, those who do well in that setting, in due time, could be invited to one of the brand’s 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.