Similar to times before, there was plenty of talent on hand for the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Mid-Atlantic Super) at the Washington Redskins’ Training Facility in Richmond (VA).
NFL veterans Billy McMullen and Wali Rainer, along with NFL veteran trainer Rodney Beasley had nothing but good things to say, in fact, about the prospects that took part in the workout.
Of course, there were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance, each one of them deserved to be mentioned. Accordingly, a few of the highlights from the workout follow next.
Seth Smith, QB, 2021, Spartanburg (SC): A Conference USA target, and there was little or no question about it, the 6-foot-2 and 205-pounder was without peer in this environment.
Coult Fussell, QB 2021, Williams (NC): Big and strong, mobile and athletic, the 6-1 and 185-pounder turned heads. No surprise, there’s interest from the Colonial Athletic Association.
Wade Jarman, QB, 2021, J.H. Rose (NC): The 6-foot and 175-pounder did a little bit of everything. Most of it well. It was a good effort overall, truth be told.
Ja’Varis Bufford, RB, 2021, Charlotte Latin (NC): Duke and Wake Forest have been in contact with the 5-10 and 170-pounder. Moving forward, he’s one to watch.
Donovan Baker, RB, 2022, Woodberry Forest (NC): The 5-10 and 190-pounder could soon emerge on the board for James Madison. Details to follow on this.
Michael Allen, RB, 2022, J. H. Rose (NC): The 5-9 and 187-pounder could soon reach double-digit offers, with Tennessee and Wisconsin already on the bandwagon.
Jonas Sanker, WR, 2021, The Covenant (VA): A Boston College commit, the 6-2 and 195-pounder was on the roster, but unable to attend. Still, he remains on the radar.
Demani Ward, WR, 2021, Grassfield (VA): Quick and fast, elusive and with plenty of wiggle too, the 5-10 and 165-pounder made life real difficult for multiple opponents.
Thomas Ballard, WR, 2022, Ashe County (NC): The 6-1 and 172-pounder did well, as did Jimmy Kibble from Loudon County (VA) and Trai Ferguson from Trinity Episcopal (VA).
Khalil Hazelwood, TE, 2022, Dinwiddie (VA): Old Dominion was the first to jump on the bandwagon and offer the 6-4 and 200-pounder. Other programs figure to follow.
Connor Cunningham, TE, 2021, Doddridge County (WV): The 6-6 and 235-pounder certainly passed the eye test. Versatile, he could find a home on defense, as well.
Brendan Mayo, OL, 2021, Livonia (NY): The 6-3 and 300-pounder was seemingly in a class all his own. Buffalo and UConn, among others, are accordingly interested.
Mickey Lee, OL, 2021, Oceanside Collegiate Academy (SC): A center, the 6-3 and 295-pounder has talked with Charleston Southern and Davidson in the recent past.
Elijah Hoskin, OL, 2021, Eastern View (VA): A Southern Conference target, the 6-3 and 260-pounder seems destined for a fair amount of success at the next level.
Sean Pozniak, OL, 2021, Rock Ridge (VA): Teams from the Colonial Athletic Association, specifically Richmond, seem to have their sights set on the 6-7 and 270-pounder
Peter Wiehe, OL, 2021, Saint John’s Prep (MA): Due to an unforeseen circumstance, the 6-5 and 275-pounder missed the workout. Fordham and Lafayette have reached out.
Jayden Turner, OL, 2021, North Iredell (NC): Difficult to deal with down in the trenches, the 6-4 and 270-pounder proved that he belonged on the big stage.
Mekhi McClellan, OL, 2022, West Columbus (NC): Young on paper, skilled nevertheless, the 6-3 and 300-pounder played with the poise of an upperclassman.
Jorden McDonald, DB, 2021, Salem (VA): Virginia and Virginia Tech, also Wake Forest, appear to be on the radar for the 6-4 and 217-pounder, who has offers already.
Jayden McDonald, DB, 2021, Salem (VA): Similar to his brother, and no surprise, several schools in the ACC seems to have their sights set on the 6-4 and 217-pounder.
Zachaus Tuttle, DB, 2021, Oak Grove (NC): The 6-foot and 180-pounder is a target of some teams in Conference USA, with Marshall apparently leading the way early on.
Marc Wells, DB, 2021, Northwestern (SC): The 5-10 and 170-pounder has been on campus at Duke and South Carolina. That’s a good start. See where it leads, of course.
Charles Holbrooks, DB, 2021, Stuart Cramer (NC): Butler and Navy have been in contact with the 6-foot and 178-pounder. An offer could materialize for him.
Cooper Hogan, DB, 2021, North Stanly (NC): The 5-9 and 170-pounder has communicated with teams in the Sun Belt Conference and Appalachian State is in the mix.
Shaikey Hardy, LB , 2021, Faith Christian (NC): East Carolina and North Carolina have kept the lines of communication open with the 6-foot and 220-pounder.
Devon White, LB, 2021, Boone (TN): The 5-10 and 215-pounder is on the radar of several schools in the Southern Conference, with East Tennessee State out in front.
DeAnthony Pendleton, LB, 2021, Spotsylvania (VA): Compact and durable, above-average athleticism and good instincts, the 5-9 and 220-pounder is well on his way.
Damien Artis, LB, 2021, Nansemond River (VA): Old Dominion could be a potential destination and future home for the 5-10 and 220-pounder. Only time will tell, however.
Julian Bakos, LB, 2021, Bishop McDevitt (PA): The 5-11 and 195-pounder was in control at the second level. From start to finish. It was a well-rounded effort, to be sure.
Percy Edwards, DL, 2021, South Central (NC): With offers from Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Ohio Valley Conference, the 6-2 and 230-pounder will play on Saturdays.
Kyle Orris, DL, 2021, Spotsylvania (VA): The 6-2 and 255-pounder has been in contact with the Big South Conference. That said, the future is bright for him.
Micah Sellman, DL, 2021, Martinsburg (WV): Big and strong, agile for his size, the 6-2 and 260-pounder turned heads on more than one occasion in this setting.
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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.