No stranger to the setting, or environment for that matter, the training center for the Washington Redskins again served as host for the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl (Mid-Atlantic Super).
Similar to year’s past as well, NFL veteran trainer Rodney Beasley was the lead instructor and joined by the likes of NFL veterans Billy McMullen, Mark Parsons and Giavanni Ruffin.
In the end, the biggest winners were likely the prospects themselves. Accordingly, it’s time to provide a bit of insight about the individuals who left last impression on the coaching staff.
Cameron Mayes, QB, Walsh Jesuit (OH): The 6-1 and 185-pound senior stood out in a crowd. He is a target of teams in the Pioneer Football League, with an offer from Valparaiso
Micah Beard, QB, Northern Virginia (VA): Alabama-Birmingham and Samford are a few fans of the 6-foot and 190-pound senior, apparently. An offer could soon materialize.
Chris Price, QB, Landstown (VA): With programs from Patriot League recently paying close attention, the future appears to be bright for the 6-foot-1 and 180-pound senior.
Samein Burwell, QB, Vance County (NC): Athletic and versatile, the 6-foot and 160-pound senior could play several positions. Same for Caleb Blankenship from Richlands (NC).
Stanley Hill, RB, Strom Thurmond (SC): The 5-7 and 160-pound senior made plays, as did Diallo Mitchell from Huntington (WV) and Mark Shelton from Mountain View (VA).
Marlon Darby, RB, Dudley (NC): The 5-10 and 185-pound senior opened up eyes, with Kamren Harless from Chesapeake (VA) and Jordan Rickey from Hoggard (NC).
Jalen Smith, WR, Trinity Episcopal (VA): The 5-8 and 160-pound senior has been on contact with James Madison and Kent State, among others. Keep an eye on him.
Myles Coble, WR, Athens Drive (NC): James Madison and Old Dominion seem to have the 6-1 and 182-pound senior on the radar. The situation is worth monitoring.
Matthew Spencer, WR, Victory Christian (NC): The 6-2 and 186-pound senior was a big target and difficult to deal with throughout, especially down in the red zone.
Corey Chapman, DB, Hickory (VA): The 5-9 and 170-pound senior could end up with a team in Conference USA, and worth noting, Old Dominion is an option.
Elijah Hawks, DB, Fork Union Military Academy (VA): Coming from a good school on the prep circuit, the 5-10 and 170-pound senior delivered results. As expected, too.
Elic Haddock, LB, L.H. Rose (NC): Western Carolina is in the mix for the 5-11 and 220-pound senior. It’s only a matter of time before other teams jump on the bandwagon.
Judson Hogeland, LB, Bessemer Academy (AL): Middle Tennessee State and Memphis are just a couple of the potential landing spots for the 6-1 and 200-pound senior.
Cole Bishop, LB, Starrs Mill (GA): In time, the 6-2 and 190-pound junior might be best of the bunch. Appalachian State, Jacksonville State and Kennesaw State reached out.
Brandon Davis, LB, Halifax County (VA): Fast and physical, the 6-1 and 210-pound senior turned heads. Trimon Holland from Western Guilford (NC) was in the same category.
Isaac McGhee, DL, Cumberland County (TN): Austin Peay has contacted the 6-2 and 255-pound senior. East Tennessee State and Middle Tennessee State could be players too.
Nathan Caldwell, DL, Rustburg (VA): The 6-3 and 257-pound senior grabbed attention, with Brandon Ebelhar from Owensboro (KY) and Thor Hanlon from Courtland (VA).
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.