Once again, with a staff led by NFL veteran Billy McMullen, the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Mid-Atlantic Regional) delivered results and exceeded many expectations.
McMullen was joined by one-time pros such as Tavon Mason, J’Vonne Parker and Mark Parson with the workout held at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Facility.
What follows, naturally, is some much-needed insight about the individuals who left a lasting impression on the instructors in attendance. That said, here’s a much closer look.
Jacob Knight, QB, Cave Spring (VA): All eyes were on the 6-foot-4 and 215-pound junior. Rightfully so given interest from colleges, Temple and Wake Forest, among them.
Jabari Blake, QB, Heritage (VA): The 6-3 and 210-pound junior remained in contact with Old Dominion, and with continued improvement, an offer could soon materialize.
Matthew Leavelle, QB, Riverside (NC): The 6-4 and 195-pound junior drew a fair amount of attention. Same thing can be said about Adrian Whorley from Roanoke Catholic (VA).
Kevin Henderson, RB, Manchester (VA): His numbers during skills testing were a pleasant surprise and the 5-9 and 170-pound junior kept the momentum in one-on-ones.
Upton Bailey, RB, Petersburg (VA): Fast, and strong, there wasn’t much that the 5-11 and 187-pound sophomore could not do, also accomplish. He passed every test.
Carter Rivenburg, RB, Buffalo Gap (VA): A bigger back, the 6-foot and 180-pound junior went out and got the job done, so did Cephas McKinney from Asher Farms Academy (VA).
Ahkee Vaughan, WR, Garner (VA): The 5-7 and 160-pound junior was a Colonial Athletic Conference target and the goal is to attract interest from North Carolina State.
Christopher Houston, WR, Clover Hill (VA): Unstoppable at times, and most certainly difficult to contain throughout, the 5-9 and 160-pound junior nearly stole the show.
Elijah Hawks, WR, Fork Union Military (VA): The 5-8 and 160-pound sophomore did well, with Julian Ruiz from Clover Hill (VA) and DeNorris Hunsucker from Cox Mill (NC).
Devin McCray, DB, Goochland (VA): Schools from Conference USA, specifically speaking Old Dominion, seem to be on the bandwagon of the 5-11 and 160-pound sophomore.
Jalon Moore, DB, Garinger (NC): Versatile as the come, he can line up on offense as well, the 5-11 and 175-pound junior could eventually find a home in the secondary.
Sincere Adams, DB, Manchester (VA): Best on best, whenever and wherever the top receiver lined up, the 5-11 and 160-pound junior followed. He won most exchanges, too.
John Barber, LB, Abermarle (VA): The 6-foot and 185-pound junior was relentless, seemingly no one had a better work ethic. That said, the trait endured him to the staff.
Devon Lynch, LB, Robert E. Lee (VA): The 6-1 and 190-pound junior didn’t back down from a challenge. No matter the position, or size, he was ready to do battle.
Isaiah Stephens, LB, Northside (VA): With only one speed, the 6-3 and 170-pound sophomore had his foot on the pedal from start to finish. He never ran out of gas.
Layne Daniel, OL, Sherman (WV): The 6-3 and 360-pound junior looked the part. And played the part, too. Marshall appears to be a good fit. Stay tuned for details.
Ian McKinney, OL, Woodrow Wilson (WV): Appalachian State and Davidson have kept tabs on the 6-4 and 300-pound sophomore and other programs figure to follow suit.
Justin Hawk, OL, Goochland (VA): The 6-4 and 250-pound junior held his own, so did Carson Cox from Colonial Heights (VA) and Kyle Hess from Amelia County (VA).
Jesse Wilcox, DL, Capital (WV): Regardless of position, the 6-4 and 240-pound junior might’ve possessed the most upside. Louisville and Purdue have reached out.
Christian Phaby, DL, Wilson Hunt (NC): No stranger to the environment, the 6-1 and 248-pound junior excelled for the second time in as many years. Sky’s the limit for him.
Daniel Tate, DL, Fredricksburg Christian (VA): The 6-4 and 250-pound junior turned heads, with Xavier Wright from Christiansburg (VA) and Ethan Blank from Northside (VA).
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Additionally, those who did well at this workout, 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.
The games take place at one of several well-known venues: Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field.
Moving forward, the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee will consider a number of different factors before making an all-important decision on invites to the All-American Bowl. Stay tuned.