There was plenty of hype surrounding the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Northeast Super), rightfully so. When all was said and done, expectations were certainly met.
NFL veteran Mark McMillian and one-time professional peers Fred Barnett, Barrett Brooks, J’Vonne Parker, Keita Crespina and Reggie Young were among the instructors.
What follows is a closer look at the individuals who left a lasting impression on the coaching staff during the workout located at the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex (PA).
Nathan Clayton, QB, Tempe (AZ): The 6-foot-5 and 215-pound senior passed the eye test. No surprise, Colorado State and Wyoming are a couple of the schools interested.
Vincent Tascione, QB, Polytech (DE): Fresh off a visit to a program in the Colonial Athletic Association, 6-3 and 210-pound senior turned plenty of heads. Keep an eye on him.
Daniel Nizamov, QB, Gorton (NY): The 6-1 and 198-pound senior attended camps for UConn and UMass. It could be a mere matter of time before a scholarship materializes.
Brandon Odam, QB, 6-1, Taylorville (IL): Determined to make a name for himself, the 6-1 and 186-pound senior took another step in the right direction. He earned respect.
Jesse Deglow, RB, Kettering Fairmont (OH): Liberty and Valparaiso are a pair of programs who have kept the lines of communication open with the 5-9 and 200-pound senior.
Zach Bowling, RB, Cave Spring (VA): Temple remains at, or near, the top of the list for the 5-10 and 200-pound senior. About as physical as they come, the future is bright.
Isaac Pettway, RB, Wickliffe (OH): Cincinnati and Kent State have talked in the past with the 5-9 and 183-pound senior. The path is clear for success, there’s no doubt about it.
James Henderson, RB, Carteret (NJ): On the roster, but unfortunately unable to be on hand, the 5-10 and 175-pound senior has feelers from the Colonial Athletic Association.
Taylor Robinson, WR, Teays Valley (OH): Akron and Bowling Green are apparently fans of the 5-11 and 170-pound senior. The bandwagon is going to fill up fast, too.
Damion Smith, WR, Easton (PA): The 6-3 and 190-pound senior has talked with the likes of Delaware and Villanova. Don’t be surprised to see other teams soon follow suit.
Brandon Cray, WR, Clayton (NC): With interest from the Mid-American Conference (MAC), most notably UMass, the 5-9 and 155-pound sophomore is ahead of the game.
Tevin Watkins, WR, Walsh Jesuit (OH): The 6-2 and 180-pound senior turned heads, so did Sean Wood-Allen from Hopewell (VA) and Jahmyr Bonner from Spring Valley (SC).
Myles Talley, DB, St. Joseph’s Prep (PA): Boston College could be a potential landing spot for the 5-10 and 200-pound senior. Rutgers is a possible destination as well.
Michael Dunlap, DB, Easton (PA): The 6-3 and 185-pound senior was on campus at Temple, and once words spreads about his effort, the Owls might step up their efforts.
Rodney Vines, DB, Burlington (NJ): Tough and determined, regardless of the opponent, the 5-9 and 165-pound junior did not take a play, or rep, off during the workout.
Zach Bouggess, DB, St, Joseph’s Prep (PA): The 5-9 and 170-pound senior made life difficult for opponents. Penn has offered. Bucknell and Holy Cross have been in contact.
Antonio Prioleau, DB, North Atlanta (GA): The 6-foot and 168-pound senior did well with Kirk Wilson from Norristown (PA) and Michael Alexander from St. Joseph’s Prep (PA).
Jontrell Wells, LB, Southeast Bullock (GA): Impressive from start to finish in the setting, the 6-foot and 215-pound senior could prove to be the best out of a talented bunch.
Kwuave Booker, LB, Marion (OH): Programs from the MAC were the first to contact the 6-1 and 225-pound senior. Nowadays, schools from the ACC are in the mix.
Jamey Deckard, LB, Bedford North Lawrence (IN): The 6-foot and 200-pound senior seems to be a target of several teams in the Pioneer Football League, specifically Butler.
Jalen Stewart, LB, Freedom (PA): An underclassman with interest from the likes of Pitt, Rutgers and Syracuse, the 6-1 and 210-pound junior is destined to play on Saturdays.
Nate Maulsby, LB, Denison (TX): The 6-foot and 205-pound senior strengthened a growing reputation. The same thing can be said about Will Gusmus from Houston (TN).
Tristen Bittner, OL, Wheeling Park (WV): The 6-5 and 295-pound senior was seemingly a man among boys. No surprise, Marshall and Toledo are a few of the many in contact.
Will McDonald, OL, Porter Ridge (NC): The 6-3 and 287-pound senior has an offer from Charleston Southern and Morehead State. East Carolina could be in mix, too.
Alex Beringer, OL, Sumner (WA): A center, in direct contact with schools from the Big Sky Conference, the 6-3 and 295-pound senior was seemingly in a class all his own.
Andrew Simek, OL, Shadow Ridge (AZ): A man among boys, or so it appeared on a few occasions, the 6-5 and 290-pound senior was an unquestioned force to be reckon with.
Jacob Stoll, OL, Central Catholic (OH): Difficult to deal with down deep in the trenches, the 6-4 and 290-pound senior caused problems for opponents throughout.
Daniel Hataway, OL, Kinston (AL): The 6-3 and 295-pound senior did well, along with Claytin Neutzling from Meigs (OH) and Nasier Gellispie from York Suburban (PA).
Dylan Reeves, DL, Leesville Road (NC): On the edge, the 6-5 and 235-pound senior could not be stopped. East Carolina and North Carolina-Charlotte are interested.
Te’Olyn Woodruff, DL, Carson (NC): Another burner from on the outside, the 6-3 and 235-pound senior needed to be accounted for at all times. He was a handful.
Jack Wardzala, DL, Roncalli (IN): The 6-1 and 225-pound junior has talked with schools in the MAC, and this time next year, several scholarships could be in place.
Dorian Bunton, DL, Washington Township (NJ): Big and strong, with what some considered as surprising athleticism, 6-4 and 289-pound senior earned plenty of praise.
Michael Zipprich, DL, North Pointe Prep (AZ): With a motor that did not stop, the 6-4 and 248-pound senior had one gear, full-speed ahead. It was all gas, no brakes.
Chandler Austgen, DL, Lowell (IN): The 6-2 and 280-pound senior was not afraid of the big stage, along with fellow big man Karson Rinehart from Galion (OH).
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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.