Now, with the nationwide Blue-Grey All-American Combines on the Regional level behind us, the focus turns directly toward the brand’s Super Regionals all over the country.
The first workout of this kind took place this past weekend over at the Bon Secours’ Training Facility, offseason home to the Washington Redskins in Richmond (VA).
NFL veterans Larry Ryans, Billy McMullen, Tavon Mason and NFL trainer Reggie Young were among the instructors and here are a few of the recruits who left a lasting impression.
Ethan Walker, QB, Asheboro (NC): The 6-foot-5 and 200-pound senior looked the part. He played the part, too. Overall, he might have been the best of a very good bunch.
Michael Piperno, QB, Washington Township (NC): With a live arm, the 6-3 and 170-pound senior did well. So did his counterpart Marshall Medlock from Southside (NC).
Joseph Kellum, RB, Lenape (NJ): Despite being an underclassman, the 5-10 and 180-pound junior held his own. Same thing can be said about Sincere Parker from Jordan (NC).
Joseph James, RB, Cleveland (NC): The 5-9 and 175-pound senior was impressive on the ground and in the passing attack, along with peer Kenya Williams from Lenape (NJ).
Jarique Moore, WR, Fairmount (NC): Already with three offers, expect the bandwagon to fill up for the 6-foot and 175-pound senior after he took home the Offensive MVP.
Langdon Givens, WR, Lincolnton (NC): The 6-2 and 178-pound senior has received interest from the likes of Duke, North Carolina State and Virginia Tech, among other schools.
Ahkee Vaughn, WR, Garner Magnet (NC): The upperclassmen in attendance had no answer for the 5-8 and 155-pound sophomore. By the time he’s a senior, sky’s the limit.
Michael Johnson, WR, Shawnee (NJ): The 5-11 and 170-pound junior caught just everything thrown in his direction. Noah Ranno from Cape Hatteras (NC) also opened eyes.
Fred Raspberry, LB, Petersburg (VA): Schools in the Colonial Athletic Association have contacted the 6-foot and 205-pound senior and teams in the ACC are coming around.
MiQuille Bryant, LB, Monroe (NC): The 5-9 and 189-pound senior has recently talked to several teams in the Big Sky Conference and Northern Arizona is a possible destination.
Kirkland McKenzie, LB, Jordan (NC): More than a few programs in the Patriot League have reached out to the 6-foot and 220-pound senior and Colgate is high on his list.
Sharmane Alexander, LB, Brunswick (VA): The 6-foot and 195-pound senior impressed the powers that be and Kaulana Ukishima from Roosevelt (CO) turned some heads as well.
Anthony Pleasants, LB, Brunswick (VA): With an apparent high ceiling, the 6-foot and 190-pound junior is following down a similar path as his prep circuit teammate Alexander.
Tyrek Bynum, DB, South Creek (NC): The 6-foot and 180-pound senior is more than capable of lining up at safety, a fact that intrigues both North Carolina State and Purdue.
Sayquan Anthony, RB, South Rowan (NC): East Carolina was one of the first teams to take interest in the 5-9 and 184-pound senior. Nowadays, Virginia Tech is also in the mix.
Hassan Hammiel, DB, Southwest Edgecombe (NC): The 5-8 and 160-pound senior entered the day as one of the more underrated talents. He left with the Defensive MVP.
Austyn Chestnut, DB, Reidsville (NC): Not one to take a play, or rep, off during the workout, the 5-9 and 155-pound senior competed particularly well from start to finish.
Taymon Cooke, DB, Graham (VA): The 6-foot and 168-pound junior might have been an underclassman, yet he often played with the poise of an experienced varsity veteran.
A.J. Marks, DB, Alexander (OH): Perhaps a bit overlooked at times, the perception of the 5-10 and 175-pound senior certainly changed after delivering a well-rounded effort.
Devin Miller, DL, Spalding (MD): The 6-2 and 285-pound senior was a man among boys down in the trenches. No surprise, Maryland and Navy have been in contact with him.
Mujahid Turner, DL, East Chapel Hill (NC): Front and center throughout, the 6-2 and 245-pound senior made an impact, along with big man Ryan Daborowski from Laney (NC).
Josiah Bellamy, DL, Western Alamance (NC): Strong and explosive. the 6-1 and 215-pound senior did well and Roderick McCullough from Andrews (SC) was in the same category.
Austin Brown, OL, West Wilkes (NC): The 6-2 and 270-pound senior had a motor that didn’t stop, not even once. He knew only one speed: That was all gas, with no brakes.
Jadon Allen, OL, Clarksburg (MD): Still somewhat raw, but with plenty of upside, the 6-2 and 245-pound junior showed some glimpses of potential in this kind of environment.
For a closer look at all of the participants at the most recent All-American Combine, including statistics during skills testing, we’ve got you covered right here (click on this link).