Blue-Grey All-American Combine: North Carolina Super Scouting Report (2023)
Similar to year’s past, with NFL veteran trainer Rodney Beasley as lead instructor, a role he’s been accustomed to for the better part of the last decade, the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (North Carolina Super) was a resounding success. it was no surprise, at all.
Although there were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance, numerous others fit in that category. Below is a recap of some of the top performers and each is now considered as an All-American Bowl candidate for one of the upcoming games later on this year.
Jaylen Wright, QB, 2024, Sanford (NC): Davidson, Charlotte and Navy have something the like in the 6’0 and 196-pounder. The feeling is mutual, too.
Mason Fortune, QB, 2024, Millbrook (NC): The 6’1 and 200-pounder has been in contact with the likes of East Carolina, Liberty and Richmond.
Phoenix Lawrence, QB, 2024, Edison (CA): The 6’1 and 185-pounder made the cross-country trip and it was certainly worthwhile.
Donte Strickland, QB, 2024, Louisburg (NC): A Southern Conference target, the 6’1 and 180-pounder made nearly every throw.
Kenyon Slaughter-Keen, RB, 2024, Sanford (NC): North Carolina Charlotte could be a landing spot for the 5’8 and 183-pounder.
Douglas Thornton, RB, 2024, Southern Lab (LA): A Sun Belt Conference target, the 5’7 and 165-pounder proved that he belonged.
Tequon Moore, RB, 2024, Southside (NC): The 5’8 and 170-pounder seems to have an open dialogue going with North Carolina Central.
Kalen Luten, RB, 2024, Panther Creek (NC): Bryant and Morgan State have seen something they like in the 5’9 and 190-pounder.
Cutler Adams, RB, 2024, Robbinsville (NC): Good size, speed and strength, the 6’1 and 182-pounder has options in the tool box.
Isaiah Silver, RB, 2025, Rocky Mount (NC): The 5-8 and 170-pounder was quick and fast, shifty and elusive. He checked a lot of boxes.
Jaylin Winnex, RB, 2025, West Lincoln (NC): The 5-9 and 160-pounder did well with the ball in his hands, on the ground and in the air.
Braden Mashtare, WR, 2024, Landrum (SC): East Carolina or North Carolina State might soon be home for the 6’0 and 190-pounder.
Josiah Artis, WR, 2025, Fike (NC): With plenty of upside, the 6’0 and 195-pounder has the potential to play on Saturdays in the ACC.
Divon Dabney, OL, 2024, South Granville (NC): Elon and North Carolina Central are on the radar for the 6’4 and 291-pounder.
Dawson Nunley, OL, 2025, Avery (NC): Big and strong, good athleticism as well, the 6’4 and 275-pounder has a bright future.
Myles Darroch, DB, 2024, Southern Alamance (NC): Tough, a competitor through and through, the 6’1 and 175-pounder held his own.
Antoine Doyle, DB, 2025, South Granville (NC): Teams in the Southern Conference have kept close tabs on the 6’1 and 185-pounder.
Caleb Milton, DB, 2025, Union Pines (NC): The 6’2 and 195-pounder has his sights set on schools such as Wake Forest and UConn.
Landon Sargent, LB, 2024, Cape Fear (NC): A Sun Belt Conference target, the 6’2 and 228-pounder strengthened a growing reputation.
Nolan Flemming, LB, 2024, High Point Christian Academy (NC): Determined to make his mark, the 6’3 and 220-pounder delivered.
Kaleb Franklin, LB, 2024, Southern Alamance (NC): The 5’11 and 181-pounder grabbed the attention of the coaching, from the start.
D.J. Bryant, DL, 2024, West Columbus (NC): North Carolina Central and Old Dominion are frontrunners for the 6’3 and 280-pounder.
Isaiah Bethea, DL, 2024, East Chapel Hill (NC): A Southern Conference target, the 6’2 and 225-pounder turned more that a few heads.
Devin Jugan, DL, 2024, Wakefield (NC): The 6’3 and 235-pounder was difficult to deal down in the trenches, there was no doubt that fact.
Ra’shawn Bell, DL, 2025, Swansboro (NC): The 6’4 and 205-pounder opened up eyes and earned the respect of his many peers.
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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.