Blue-Grey All-American Combine: North Carolina Regional Scouting Report (2022)
Similar to year’s past, NFL veteran trainer Rodney Beasley was the lead instructor at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (North Carolina Regional) and the turnout was better than expected.
Although there were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance, numerous others fit in that category. Below is a preview of some of the top performers, each who can now be considered as possible All-American Bowl candidates for one of the upcoming games later on this year.
Carson Tucker, QB, 2023, Woodruff (NC): The 6-0 and 175-pounder appears to be a target of teams in the Southern Conference. Monitor this situation.
Mason Cain, QB, 2023, West Stokes (NC): A big arm, with some athleticism, the pieces of the puzzle seem to be in place for the 6-foot and 185-pounder.
Elijah Farmer, RB, 2023, Clover (SC): Georgia Southern is on the bandwagon of the 5-10 and 190-pounder and more programs figures to soon follow suit.
Eric Rasheed, WR, 2023, Hendersonville (NC): The 5-9 and 170-pounder is on the firmly radar of East Carolina and South Florida, among other schools.
Tayshawn Thompkins, WR, 2023, Swansboro (NC): Appalachian State or Old Dominion could be a potential future destination for the 6-1 and 172-pounder.
Zavian Oates, WR, 2023, Eastern Wayne (NC): Air Force and Navy really liked what they’ve seen from the 5-9 and 160-pounder in recent months. Watch out.
Amare Caives, WR, 2024, Swansboro (NC): This time next year, the 6-1 and 185-pounder could be something special. In the meantime, sky’s the limit.
Steven Hamby, OL, 2023, Statesville (NC): Before all is said and done, the 6-5 and 285-pounder could land with a school in the American Athletic Conference.
James Spainhour, OL, 2023, West Stokes (NC): The 6-5 and 275-pounder has his sights set on the Colonial Athletic Association, namely James Madison.
Jason Creech, OL, 2023, South Guilford (NC): The 6-5 and 260-pounder has kept in consistent communication with the likes of Cornell and Murray State
Jackson Mires, OL 2023, Centerville (OH): A center, the 6-1 and 265-pounder would like nothing more than for Marshall and Navy to put an offer on the table.
Colebrin Brinkley, OL, 2023, White Oak (NC): The 6-4 and 280-pounder did well, with Donte Lipscomb from Eastern Guilford (NC) and Walter Turner from Northwest Guilford (NC).
Isreal Terry, DB, 2023, Vance (NC): Finding a home in the ACC could very well happen in the future for the 5-10 and 180-pounder. He’s been on campus at Duke, after all.
R.J. Brown, LB, 2023 East Forsyth (NC): Louisville and Miami Ohio have seen something the like in the 6-foot and 212-pounder. No surprise after his effort here.
Kade Kennedy, LB, 2023, East Duplin (NC): Davidson first expressed interest in the 6-1 and 187-pounder. Then, Navy went out and did the same thing. Who’s next?
C.J. Landrum, DL, 2024, Hendersonville (NC): Young, but only on paper, the 6-3 and 225-pounder has kept the lines of communication open with East Carolina.
Nick Martin, DL, 2023, East Forysth (NC): The 6-3 and 220-pounder was a force to be reckon with in the trenches, same goes for Nehemiah Hunter from South Granville (NC).
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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 will soon be provided with plenty of additional details on a potential exclusive membership to the invite-only Red Zone Prospects (click here).
Additionally, likely late in the summer, invitations will be extended to one of the brand’s upcoming 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.