In another first for this part of the country, the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Louisiana Regional) had loads and loads of talent. In fact, the turnout exceeded the expectations beforehand.
NFL veteran trainer Reggie Young was lead instructor, and with longtime colleague Monica Thomas providing assistance, both of them had plenty of good things to say about the collection of recruits.
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.
Ashton Levi, QB, 2024, Bogalusa (LA): Louisiana Tech and Louisiana Monroe have identified the 6-foot and 190-pounder as a player to keep a close eye on in the future. Rightfully so after the effort here.
Lynkon Romero, QB, 2024, Erath (LA): The 6-3 and 190-pounder has keep the lines of communication open with the likes of Louisiana Lafayette, that’s a smart move. Other schools figure to follow suit.
Abram Johnston, QB, 2024, Parkview Baptist (LA): The 6-foot and 190-pounder could land with a team such as Texas State, or perhaps South Dakota State. Monitor this situation.
Cedrick Allison, RB, 2023, Oakdale (LA): It would not come as a major surprise to, at some point soon, see the 6-1 and 170-pounder find a home with Lamar at the next level.
Tylon Citizen, RB, 2023, Church Point (LA): Louisiana Lafayette and Memphis are a couple of potential destinations for the 5-10 and 180-pounder. He’s destined to play on Saturdays.
Joshua Williams, RB, 2023, Avoyelles (LA): The 5-6 and 160-pounder has caught the attention of coaches from Houston and Lamar. The future is bright for him, safe to say.
Peyton Michel, WR, 2024, Brother Martin (LA): The 6-3 and 175-pounder possesses a fair amount of upside and could develop in to a target of teams in the Sun Belt Conference.
Matthew Broussard, OL, 2023, White (LA): On the official roster, the 6-4 and 275-pounder was unable to participate. Still, he’s been on campus at Louisiana Lafayette and Tulane.
Jude Foster, OL, 2024, Southern Lab (LA): Regardless of class distinction or position, the 6-4 and 250-pounder could end up as the best of the bunch. Maybe somewhere in the SEC.
Jacob Guin, OL, 2023, E.D. White (LA): Tough and durable, with somewhat surprising athleticism, the 6-1 and 275-pounder earned the respect of his many counterparts.
Matthew Melancon, DB, 2023, E.D. White (LA): Houston and Louisiana Lafayette seem to be at the top of the list for the 6-1 and 184-pounder. All signs point to the feeling being mutual.
Travis Toliver, LB, 2023, West Jefferson (LA): The 6-foot and 213-pounder has received varied levels of interest from Alabama A&M and Southern. An offer could materialize, too.
Michael Woods, LB, 2024, Rosepine (LA): The 6-2 and 190-pounder turned more than a few heads. Same thing can be said about Hayden Hernandez from St. Thomas More (LA).
Matthew Adcock, DL, 2023, Simpson County (MS): Memphis and Southern Miss are in the mix for a potential commitment from the 6-2 and 232-pounder. Let’s see what happens.
Melvin Hills, DL, 2024, Lafayette Christian Academy (TX): The 6-4 and 270-pounder is young, but only on paper. Louisiana Lafayette and McNeese State have reached out in the past.
Isaiah Hilts, DL, 2023, Acadiana (LA): There’s a lot to like about the 6-5 and 230-pounder. Aidan Clements from E.D. White (LA) falls in the same kind of category.
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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.