With NFL veteran Ricky Proehl and NFL veteran trainer Rodney Beasley from Proehlific Park as hosts, the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (North Carolina Regional) was a success.
No surprise, given the the collective experience of the group, the prospects in attendance, naturally, were the primary beneficiaries as the instruction they received was second to none.
After talking with one-time professional coaching staff, what follows is a closer look at some of the individuals that managed to make an impact, along with a bit of insight on each one.
Gabriel Hollingsworth, QB, Ronald Reagan (NC): The 6-foot-3 and 200-pound sophomore did well in this setting, and no surprise, was on campus at Wake Forest in the past.
Brady Stiltner, QB, Patrick Henry (VA): The 6-foot and 185-pound junior comes from a program with a good pedigree and had no problem adjusting to the environment.
C.J. Hayden, RB, Freedom (NC): Not his first time around, the 5-10 and 170-pound junior experienced success during the workout for the second time in as many years.
DuRon King, RB, Morehead (NC): The 5-9 and 175-pound junior did a little bit of everything. Most of it extremely well, that is, whether it was running or catching the ball.
Andrew Thomas, RB, Middleburg (FL): The 5-10 and 170-pound junior opened up some eyes and the same thing can be said about Zach Brown from Patrick Henry (VA).
Jalen Faison, WR, James Kenan (NC): Based on size alone, the 6-3 and 180-pound junior is an interesting prospect, along with Matthew McIntyre from Millbrook (NC).
Donovan Lewis, WR, Southlake Christian Academy (NC): The 6-2 and 180-pound junior turned heads, as did Joseph Woods from North Raleigh Christian Academy (NC).
Brandon Cray, WR, Clayton (NC): On paper, he was inexperienced. On the field, it was a different story for the 5-9 and 155-pound freshman with interest from UMass.
Kendall Karr, TE, Stuart Cramer (NC): The 6-4 and 220-pound sophomore was another underclassman to watch. Appalachian State is one of the school that’s reached out.
Luca Lutzel, DB, Southlake Christian Academy (NC): The 6-foot and 155-pound sophomore attended camps at Baylor and North Carolina in the not so distant past.
Cameron Maddox, DB, Sun Valley (NC): Make no mistake about it, the 6-2 and 175-pound junior has a frame that coaches and scouts covet at the next level. Stay tuned.
Jamaud Geter, DB, Crest (NC): UNC Charlotte is on the bandwagon of the 5-9 and 175-pound junior, who missed the workout but plans to attend an upcoming event
Isaiah Johnson, DB, Bluefield (WV): Forget about the fact the 6-foot and 170-pound is a freshman, a majority of the time he played with the poise of an upperclassman.
Keith Mosely, LB, Asheville (NC): Injured, nothing major, more cautious than anything else, the 5-11 and 205-pound junior has talked with Appalachian State, among others.
Jayden Jerkins, LB, Apex (NC): A target of UMass, among others, the 6-1 and 220-pound junior grabbed the attention of many and the focused remained on him.
James Price, LB, Piedmont (NC): The 6-1 and 195-pound junior certainly passed the eye test. Also worth noting, Reuben Palmer from Warren County (NC) has a similar build.
Chase Barber, LB, Bishop McGuinness Catholic (NC): Never one to back down, the 6-1 and 205-pound junior handled business, as did Elijah Richardson from Garinger (NC).
Noah Berryman, LB, Mount Pleasant (NC): The 5-9 and 200-pound junior made thing happen at the second level, along with David Arukwe from Leesville Road (NC).
Jalen Tatah, OL, Lancaster (SC): Coastal Carolina, East Carolina and South Carolina have kept the lines of communication open with the 6-4 and 310-pound junior.
Billy Hambrook, OL, Charlotte Catholic (NC): The 6-2 and 265-pound junior has an offer from Coastal Carolina and other figures to follow suit. Sooner, rather than later.
David Sawyer, OL, Rose (NC): The 6-6 and 280-pound junior visited nearby North Carolina no long ago and a return trip to Chapel Hill could be in the works down the road.
Lane Towery, OL, York Comprehensive (SC): More than just a big body, the 6-6 and 300-pound junior with interest from West Virginia showed some surprising athleticism.
Jacob Gates, OL, Ragsdale (NC): The 6-4 and 270-pound junior had a motor that seemingly did not stop. It was one gear throughout. All gas and no brakes.
Brayden Monday, DL, Tuscola (NC): Teams from within the Colonial Athletic Association and Southern Conference have reached out to the 6-4 and 241-pound junior.
Katrel Shaw, DL, Mallard Creek (NC): The 6-2 and 300-pound junior is somewhat familiar with members of the coaching staff from Old Dominion. Details to follow.
Gabe Sesco, DL, Graham (VA): With his kind of frame, either you have it or don’t, there’s certainly plenty to work with when it comes to the 6-7 and 257-pound junior.
Devin Rushing, DL, Central (SC): No slouch, the 6-4 and 310-pound junior was a force to be reckon with most times, as was Mitchael Cook from Floyd County (VA).
Dylan Reeves, DL, Leesville Road (NC): The 6-5 and 220-pound junior grabbed attention of onlookers. Also, Kaleb Nicholson from Bandys (NC) deserved a mention.
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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.