There’s no question about it, few would argue otherwise, Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton (OH) was the ideal setting for the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Northeast Super).
NFL veteran Mark McMillian was lead instructor, similar to recent year’s past. He had help from the likes of NFL veteran trainer Reggie Young, also Ohio State alum John Holman.
What follows, without any further delay, is a closer look at the many prospects in attendance who left a lasting impression on the powers that be. Specifically speaking, McMillian & Co.
Hayden Austin, QB, Reynoldsburg (OH): The 6-foot-3 and 185-pound junior seems to have the tools to make a difference for multiple programs in college. Perhaps right away, too.
Cale Wolf, QB, Pequot Lakes (MN): The 6-4 and 210-pound senior opened up plenty of eyes here. Denver Wilson from Casady (OK) fell in a similar category.
Michael DiGioia, RB, Schaumburg (IL): Speed, strength and stamina, the 5-8 and 183-pound junior has it all. Same goes for Jeremy Schooler from Belleville East (OH).
Peyton Smith, RB, Walton Verona (KY): The 5-11 and 175-pound senior did just about everything the coaches asked of him, as did Will Todd from Chesapeake (OH).
Lane Ruby, WR, Southeastern (OH): Lehigh and Penn are a couple of possible destinations for the 5-9 and 170-pound senior. Other schools figure to follow suit.
Zyier Yates, WR, Caverna (KY): Over the middle, along the sideline, down the field, the 6-1 and 190-pound senior caught anything and everything in his vicinity.
Nathan Havrda, OL, Houston (TN): Big and strong, somewhat surprisingly athletic as well, the 6-4 and 275-pound senior was in a class all his own, most times.
Wilson Clark, OL, Ralston Valley (CO): In terms of upside, few have as much as the 6-5 and 270-pound junior, who could be a good fit in the Big Sky Conference.
Andrew Jarvis, OL, Piper (KS): A potential landing spot for the 6-5 and 285-pound junior could be in the Mountain West Conference, possibly the Big 12 Conference.
Carter Doucet, DB, The Woodlands (TX): A target of teams in the Southland Conference, with Abilene Christian at the top, the 5-11 and 180-pound senior earned respect.
Zane Sorensen, DB, University (IL): Staying nearby for school, somewhere in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, just might work for the 6-foot and 175-pound senior.
Jalil Lenore, LB, Bremen (IL): Regardless of position, the 6-2 and 200-pound senior might have been best of the bunch. Northern Illinois and Southern Illinois are interested.
Andrew Mays, LB, Henry Country (KY): Running backs and tight ends, the occasional receiver also, the 5-10 and 185-pound senior was up for any, and all, challenges.
Jeremiah Pittman, Saint Viator (IL): When all is said and done, the 6-2 and 255-pound junior could end up having plenty of options to choose from at the next level.
Theodore Bruns, DL, Bethlehem (KY): The 6-4 and 240-pound senior looked the part and played the part. Ian Joyce from Trimble (OH) fell in the same kind of category.
Crockett Wade, DL, Parkersburg (WV): Fast and physical, the 6-2 and 210-pound senior turned plenty of heads, along with counterpart Hunter Dale from Conneaut (OH).
Editor’s Note: There were also a number of other prospects that performed extremely well and they will be considered for a possible All-American Bowl invitation.
When it comes to stats on participants from the series of All-American Combines, such as the most recent one, we’ve got you covered. For the numbers, look no further (click here).
Worth mentioning, periodically and likely within days, more information about the workout will be added in this space. Feel free to check back on a regular basis for the much-needed insight.
Additionally, those who did well 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 or Impact Football Network.
Games take place at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes Benz Stadium, as many venues served as host in the past.
Moving forward, the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee will consider a number of different factors before making any type of decision on potential invites to the All-American Bowl. Stay tuned.