Despite some, at times, unfavorable conditions that included bouts of rain, wind, and the like, the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Oklahoma Regional) had to be considering a resounding success.
NFL veteran Ken Stills was the lead instructor. He was joined by NFL veteran trainer Sean Riley, among others. In the end, both of them had nothing but rave reviews about the collection of talent on hand.
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.
Bax Townsend, QB, 2023, Lubbock Christian (TX): With a fair amount of interest from the likes of Dartmouth and Davidson, the 6-foot and 180-pounder will have options at the next level. He can sling it, you heard it right here first.
Garrett Chaffin, RB, 2023, Seminole (OK): Big and strong, quick and fast, the days of flying underneath the radar could be coming to an end for the 6-1 and 200-pounder.
Taelen Laird, WR, 2023, Woodward (OK): Memphis and Texas Tech are among the programs who have reach out to the 6-4 and 180-pounder. Rightfully so after his effort.
Garrett Vaughn, WR, 2024, Bixby (OK): Regardless of class distinction, the 5-8 and 160-pounder might have been one of the most talented prospects at his position.
Josh Hendricks, WR, 2024, Rejoice Christian (OK): Another underclassmen who made a name for himself, there’s plenty to like about the 6-1 and 170-pounder.
Reagan Palmer, WR, 2024, Blanchard (OK): Sticking with the theme, the 6-foot and 177-pounder did well, along with Seth Shelton from John Marshall (OK).
Jayden Bell, WR, 2023, Muskogee (OK): Quick and fast, the 5-8 and 160-pounder turned some heads. Mason Smith from Pauls Valley (OK) was in the same category.
Josh Willhite, TE, 2023, Broken Arrow (OK): The 6-2 and 215-pounder opened up eyes, with Luke Lazenby from Bishop Kelly (OK) and Josh Bump from Claremore (OK).
Sean Rich, OL, 2023, Pioneer (OK): Big and strong, with some underrated athleticism, the 6-5 and 295-pounder was a force to be reckon with down in the trenches.
Cade White, OL, 2023, Comanche (OK): Another big body who could move, the 6-3 and 280-pounder left a lasting impression with many of the interested onlookers.
Tucker Dry, OL, 2024, Durant (OK): When all is said and done, the 6-5 and 295-pounder could end up being the best of this entire bunch. He’s a Conference USA target.
Ben Jordan, OL, 2024, Claremore (OK): The 6-4 and 280-pounder made a name for himself in this setting. Same with Chaden Sullivan from Chandler (OK).
Ethan Stites, LB, 2023, Berryhill (OK): The 6-2 and 220-pounder had a motor that did not stop. He could very well land with a school in Southland Conference.
Myles Phillips, LB, 2023, Jenks (OK): With athleticism that was off the charts, the 5-10 and 185-pounder is destined to play on Saturdays. Remember his name.
Eric Stevenson, DL, 2024, Perkins Tryon (OK): Young, and still just figuring out the game, the 6-1 and 240-pounder could not be stopped along the line.
Toby Moore, DL, 2024, McDonald County (OK): The 6-4 and 275-pounder passed the eye test. And then some. He has a bright future ahead of him.
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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.