The Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Southeast Super) went better than expected. Similar to the way things have gone during workouts in the not so distant past, again this one delivered.
Under the watchful eyes and guidance of NFL veteran trainer Rodney Beasley, also NFL veterans Patell Troutman and Charles Bethune, there was good news to report about several individuals.
With no shortage of talent around, there were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance, each deserved to be mentioned. And accordingly, a few of the highlights follow next in this space.
Aaron Manning, QB, 2021, Deland (FL): The 6-foot-1 and 215-pounder has a bright future ahead. Teams in the Sun Belt Conference seem to be over him, specifically speaking Coastal Carolina.
Tucker Tomberlin, QB, 2021, Episcopal School (FL): A favorite of schools in the Pioneer Football League, the 6-1 and 197-pounder seems destined to play at the next level. It’s only a matter of time, truth be told.
Luke Hedrick, QB, 2021, Bishop Moore (FL): The 5-11 and 188-pounder turned his fair share of heads, along with counterpart Jaden Machules from Winter Park (FL).
Ershod Jasey, RB, 2022, Episcopal School (FL): Young on paper, the 5-10 and 180-pounder played with the poise of an upperclassman. From start to finish, worth mentioning.
Antonio Wright, RB, 2021, Melbourne (FL): On the roster, unable to attend however, the 5-9 and 157-pounder has multiple offers, with Conference USA coming on strong.
Cam Miller, WR, 2022, Fernandina Beach (FL): Regardless of class distinction, and on the radar of ACC schools, the 6-1 and 170-pounder might have been the best of the bunch.
Anthony Ballard, WR, 2021, Discovery (FL): A Missouri Valley Football Conference target, with South Dakota out in front, the 6-3 and 185-pounder opened up plenty of eyes.
Jared Smith, WR, 2021, Enterprise (AL): Already in contact with the MAC, particularly Akron, the 6-3 and 197-pounder was expected to do well here. He provided results, too.
Jamari Fudge, WR, 2021, University Christian (FL): Southern Conference teams are apparently interested in the 5-7 and 150-pounder. Makes sense after seeing him in action.
Omar Pickett, WR, 2021, Cook (GA): The 5-9 and 170-pounder did well, same with Anthony Summerlin from Apopka (FL) and Braden Giambalvo from Master’s Academy (FL).
Cort Bradley, OL, 2021, Auburn (AL): A center, the 6-3 and 302-pounder has emerged as hot commodity with Coastal Carolina, Troy and Western Kentucky firmly in the mix.
Gunnar Shoemaker, OL, 2021, Father Lopez (FL): Already with offers, with more on the way sooner rather than later, BYU and Cal have also contacted the 6-2 and 300-pounder.
Noah Mushtare, OL, 2021, Flagler Palm Coast (FL): The 6-2 and 250-pounder has a fair amount of upside, and more so recently, has he started to realize some of his immense potential.
Cooper Ulgenalp, OL, 2021, First Academy (FL): A center, the 6-4 and 270-pounder did well, along with Riley McMorris from Flomaton (AL) and Grant Gelazin from Palm Harbor (FL).
Tyrese Green, DB, 2021, Deland (FL): With nearly double-digit offers, Georgia Southern and Marshall among them, the 5-10 and 175-pounder was in a class all his own, most times.
Jalen Middleton, DB, 2021, First Academy (FL): A Patriot League target, with Bucknell seemingly the early leader, the 5-9 and 180-pounder managed to leave a lasting impression.
Cassuan Garrison, DB, 2021, Gainesville (FL): Quick and fast, power and strength too, the 5-9 and 170-pounder has a well-rounded game, also a rather bright future ahead.
Jalen Wilson, DB, 2021, Trinity Christian (FL): With a frame the powers that be, coaches and scouts at the next level often look for, the 6-foot and 180-pounder turned heads.
Hayden Reed, LB, 2021, Gaither (FL): An Army commit, also versatile enough to play on both sides of the ball, the 6-2 and 210-pounder created quite a buzz in this setting.
Julian Noble, LB, 2021, New Brockton (AL): Jacksonville State and Navy, among many others, appear to be fans of the 6-foot and 210-pounder. There’s a lot to like, too.
Tabian Dale, LB, 2021, Booker T. Washington (FL): Middle Tennessee State seems to be the frontrunner for the 5-11 and 210-pounder, at this stage of the game anyway.
Grayson Howard, LB, 2023, Jackson (FL): An underclassman, the 6-3 and 175-pounder grabbed the attention of many. Jonah Montanez from Satellite (FL) was in the same category.
Richard Pope, DL, 2021, Atlantic (FL): Destined to play on Saturdays, perhaps in Conference USA, the 6-2 and 255-pounder was a man among boys on several occasions.
Bradley Mann, DL, 2022, Episcopal School (FL): The 6-5 and 225-pounder was difficult to deal with down in the trenches. Same goes for Zavion McKinion from Land O’Lakes (FL).
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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.