Each and every year, many of the region’s top prospects, under-the-radar types too, assemble for the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Rocky Mountain Super).
This time around was no different from the recent past, as NFL veterans Mark McMillian, Sean White and Michael Ray Garvin were impressed with the turnout.
There were many scholarship-worthy recruits on hand and each deserved to be mentioned. Accordingly, a few of the many highlights follow next in this space.
Luke McAlister, QB, 2021, Palmer Ridge (CO): A Colorado State commit, the 6-foot-5 and 200-pounder was the marquee name in attendance. Of course, he lived up the hype.
Giles Pooler, QB, 2021, Rocky Mountain (CO): A target of teams in the Mountain West Conference, the 6-foot-4 and 212-pounder went out and left a lasting impression.
Antwuan Jackson, QB, 2022, Douglas County (CO): Colorado State seemed to inquire about the potential services of the 6-2 and 175-pounder. Stay tuned for more.
Matt Dean, QB, 2023, Mountain Vista (CO): Young, on paper that is, the 6-3 and 165-pounder communicated with Northern Colorado, among several other programs.
Will Schrotenboer, QB, 2022, Resurrection Christian (CO): Good size already, with room to grow, the 6-2 and 200-pounder also has a well-rounded skill set.
Jaseim Mitchell, QB, 2021, Harrison (CO): There was not much that the 6-3 and 190-pounder couldn’t do. Colton McCarty from Cheylin (KS) was in the same category.
Connor Eise, RB, 2021, Legend (CO): Drake, San Diego and Valparaiso appear to have the 5-11 and 185-pounder on the radar. An offer could soon materialize.
Vann Schield, RB, 2021, Rock Canyon (CO): In contact with the Pioneer Football League, the 6-foot and 185-pounder was on the roster, but plans to attend another workout.
Vershon Brooks, RB, 2021, Brighton (CO): The 5-7 and 170-pounder turned heads. Same thing goes for Ethan Abell from Oakley (KS) and Braelon Tate from Legacy (CO).
Breckin Davis, WR, 2021, Lewis-Palmer (CO): Landing with a school in the Missouri Valley Football Conference could work out well for the 6-2 and 170-pounder.
Jurrien Brooks, WR, 2022, Horizon (CO): The 5-11 and 165-pounder did a little bit of everything. Most of it well. That said, he delivered the desired results.
Derek Allen, WR, 2022, Widefield (CO): The 6-3 and 180-pounder understood what the coaching staff expected, along with Aden Timson from Classical Academy.
Makai Funaki, TE, 2021, Pueblo West (CO): The 6-4 and 215-pounder has had a dialogue with Colorado State and Northern Colorado, San Diego State too.
Wilson Clark, OL, 2021, DL, Ralston Valley (CO): A center, the 6-5 and 300-pounder could find a home with Idaho State, South Dakota State or Wyoming.
Houston Griffith, OL, 2021, American Fork (UT): The 6-3 and 265-pounder is destined to play at the next level, perhaps somewhere in the Big Sky Conference.
Caleb Blake, OL, 2021, Northstar (NE): The 6-5 and 315-pounder did well, along with Joseph Shepardson from Fruita Monument (CO) and Aidan Trujillo from Valley (CO).
Tyson Trammell, DB, 2022, Prosper (TX): UTSA first jumped on the bandwagon, Baylor could be next, as the stock continues to rise for the 5-10 and 165-pounder
Remington Schimonitz, DB, 2021, Paxton (NE): The 6-3 and 165-pounder did well, with Eddie Lemos from Resurrection Christian (CO) and Alex Nelson from Classical Academy (CO).
Aaron Kness, LB, 2021, Northridge (CO): With a scholarship in place from Morehead State, Air Force and Wyoming are also in the mx for the 6-1 and 225-pounder.
Shadryon Blanka, LB, 2021, St. Frances Community (KS): The 6-2 and 205-pounder might emerge as an option for in-state schools Kansas and Kansas State.
Tanner Applebee, LB, 2021, Resurrection Christian (CO): With a chance to be on the board for Colorado State and Kansas State, the 6-foot and 190-pounder is in good shape.
Elijah Davis, LB, 2022, Mesa Ridge (CO): Underclassman or not, there’s a lot to like about the 5-11 and 180-pounder. Same things goes for Myles Sprague from Holyoke (CO).
Zaine Hood, DL, 2021, Brighton (CO): It could be a mere matter of time before Colorado State, and others, jump on the bandwagon of the 6-2 and 240-pounder.
Tanner True, DL, 2021, Eaton (CO): Montana and Nevada have apparently seen something they like in the 6-2 and 255-pounder. That’s a situation to closely monitor.
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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 (Regional level) will soon be provided with additional details, along with an exclusive membership to Red Zone Prospects (click here).
Individuals will have a national star rating, as well as a scholarship-worthy evaluation and HUDL review as part of their profiles, for the recruiting convenience of colleges all over the country.
Each member of Red Zone Prospects receives an automatic invite to one of the brand’s All-American Combines (Super Regional level), all of them to be held at NFL venues or college facilities
Additionally, those who do well in that 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 decision on potential invites to the All-American Bowl. Stay tuned.