Back in a familiar setting, albeit a slightly different part of the state, the turnout went much better than expected at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (South Carolina Regional).
NFL veteran Ken Stills was lead instructor and put together a more than capable coaching staff. Each of the one-time professional passed along their respective knowledge, naturally.
What follows is a comprehensive list of individuals who impressed the powers that be, of course we’re talking about Stills & Co. So, without further ado, let’s go ahead and get started.
Da’Quan Vinson, QB, James Island (SC): The 6-foot-5 and 190-pound junior was in a class all his own. Coastal Carolina and Western Carolina have expressed interest.
Antonio Gantt, RB, River Bluff (SC): On the official roster, but not on hand do to some unforeseen circumstances, the 5-9 and 174-pound junior plans to attend an upcoming workout.
Tyrece Wright, WR, McBee (SC): The 5-11 and 162-pound junior has been on contact with schools in the Big South Conference and programs in the Southern Conference.
Keith Currence, WR, South Pointe (SC): A speedster, the 5-10 and 169-pound junior was one of the faster prospects around. Not too mention, he was sudden with quickness.
Anthony Jackson, DB, Rock Hill (SC): When all is said and done, the 6-1 and 168-pound sophomore with an offer from Duke might turn out to be the best of the bunch.
Jurel Armstrong, DB, New Hampstead (GA): The 5-8 and 170-pound junior has successfully kept the lines of communication open with Georgia State. More details on the way.
Tyrese Scott, LB, Kingstree (SC): The 6-foot and 225-pound junior opened up eyes from start to finish. Same thing can be said about Ron Davis from Eau Claire (SC).
Joshua Bates, LB, Darlington (SC): The 6-foot and 195-pound junior turned heads early on, and then, kept everyone’s attention, as did Chandler Nolan from Latta (SC).
Will McDonald, OL, Porter Ridge (NC): Coastal Carolina and East Carolina appear to be frontrunners for a potential commitment from the 6-3 and 307-pound junior.
Cameron Ivy-Young, OL, Bradwell Institute (GA): Georgia Southern is a potential suitor for the 6-2 and 270-pound junior. The bandwagon could soon fill up fast.
Dashawn Timmons, DL, Wilson (SC): The 6-2 and 263-pound sophomore was contacted by schools from the Mid-American Conference (MAC), specifically speaking Ohio.
Edward Drake, DL, Broome (SC): Raw and largely inexperienced, that is, on paper, the 6-2 and 302-pound sophomore played with the poise of an upperclassman.
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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.