In terms of debuts on the nationwide circuit, they don’t get much better or better than the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Pacific Northwest Regional).
The workout was a success, to be sure, largely thanks to the efforts of NFL veteran Mark McMillian and a staff spearheaded by CFL veteran Ritchie Martin.
What follows now is a closer look at the many individuals who left a lasting impression on the powers that be, naturally speaking McMillian, Martin & Co.
Michael Franklin, QB, Eastside Catholic (WA): The 6-foot-1 and 180-pound junior was in a class all his own, most times. A Pac-12 Conference target, all signs point to the future being bright.
Tre Martin, QB, Oregon City (OR): The 6-2 and 200-pound sophomore opened eyes and has offers from Penn and Harvard. Montana and Oregon State are in the mix too. Remember his name.
Damir Collins, RB, Jefferson (OR): The 5-9 and 185-pound sophomore has a scholarship from Eastern Washington. Fresno State and San Jose State are players as well.
D.J. Fryar, WR, Washington (WA): The 6-3 and 205-pound sophomore turned heads with Daniel May from Rochester (WA) and Dontae Owens from River Ridge (WA).
Ryan Franklin, WR, Skyline (WA): The 5-10 and 165-pound freshman had upside, with Jordan Sims from Mountlake Terrace (WA) and Devyn Grafton from North Medford (OR).
Trayton Laustalot, WR, University Prep (CA): The 6-3 and 180-pound junior did well, with Connor Wolfe from West Albany (OR) and Kaleb Boomer from Tillamook (OR).
Caadyn Stephen, OL, Camas (WA): With several offers on the table, from schools all over, the 6-5 and 280-pound junior certainly strengthened his growing reputation.
Lysander Moeolo, OL, Timberline (WA): A Mountain West Conference target, the 6-4 and 325-pound sophomore could end being the best of the bunch. Just watch.
Jacob Williamson, OL, Chimacum (WA): Big and strong, the 6-5 and 270-pound junior grabbed attention. Johnny Nomani from Tigard (OR) was in the same kind of category.
Roshellio Sanders, DB, Roosevelt (OR): The 5-10 and 180-pound junior was on the official roster, but unfortunately, not on hand. He plans to attend another workout.
Timon Davis, DB, Grant (OR): Fast and physical, never one to back down from a challenge, the 5-9 and 165-pound sophomore went out and earned respect of his peers.
Caleb Bloodsaw, LB, Jefferson (WA): The 6-foot and 196-pound junior has kept lines of communication open with teams in the Big Sky Conference, notably Idaho State.
Oge Feo, LB, Bethel (WA): Well on his way to a fair amount of success at the next level, the 6-foot and 215-pound sophomore has been on campus at nearby Washington.
Zach Slail, DL, Southridge (OR): An intimidating presence, who backed it up with steady production, the 6-3 and 280-pound junior was up to the task in the environment.
Luka Sarac, DL, Oak Park (CA): The 6-1 and 200-pound junior would not be denied and seems bound for success on Saturdays, along with Damien Tom from Escalon (CA).
Tim Sellars, DL, Olympia (WA): The 6-3 and 240-pound junior was a force to be reckon with down in the trenches. Sermon Wilson from Puyallup (WA) got the job done too.
Editor’s Note: Many of the recruits above will soon receive an invite to one of the brand’s All-American Combines (Super Regional level), each held nationwide at NFL venues or college facilities.
When it comes to all-important statistics from the nationwide 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 in this setting, 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.
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 type of decision on potential invites to the All-American Bowl. Stay tuned.