Difficult to believe, but less than six months ago, that’s half a calendar year, the site of the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Southwest Super) hosted the one and only big game, Super Bowl LV.
NFL veteran Ken Stills was the lead instructor at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium for the workout and he was joined by fellow one-time pros Mark Jones and John Gilmore.
There were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance and many of them can now be considered as a possible All-American Bowl candidate for one of the upcoming games later on this year.
Rocco Becht, QB, 2022, Wiregrass Ranch (FL): An Iowa State commit, the 6-foot-1 and 190-pounder missed the workout, unfortunately. Still, his name is one to remember.
Marcus Miguele, QB, 2022, Durant (FL): The 6-1 and 180-pounder has been on campus at Central Florida and South Florida. The situation is worth monitoring, too.
Tyrone Smith, QB, 2023, Boynton Beach (FL): The 6-2 and 184-pounder left a lasting impression. Same thing can be said about Barton Elliott from Wright Prep (AL).
Zykeem Brooks, RB, 2022, New Bern (NC): Georgia Southern and Western Kentucky have jumped on the bandwagon of the 6-foot and 200-pounder. Others figure to follow.
A.J. Gooden-Dottin, RB, 2022, Cypress Ridge (TX): It would not be a major surprise to see the 6-foot and 165-pounder stick with a team located in the Southland Conference.
J.C. Roque, RB, 2023, Newsome (FL): Young and somewhat inexperienced, on paper that is, the 5-9 and 165-pounder was up to the challenge on more than one or two occasions.
Jamarian Speights, WR, 2022, Crestview (FL): Austin Peay and Samford are a couple programs who have liked what they’ve seen from the 5-9 and 170-pounder in the recent past.
Lee Beebe, WR, 2022, Park Crossing (AL): Signs point to the 5-11 and 190-pounder having the talent to contribute at the next level, perhaps for a school in the Sun Belt Conference.
Keon Jones, WR, 2022, Charlotte (FL): The 6-1 and 170-pounder has kept lines of communication open with the Ohio Valley Conference, more specifically Tennessee-Martin.
Andre Bradford, WR, 2022, Eastside (FL): The 5-9 and 160-pounder talked with teams in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), among others. An offer could materialize.
Troy Tomaselli, WR, 2023, Medina Valley (TX): The 6-foot and 180-pounder held his own, with Maxwell Robinson from Creekside (FL) and Carson Hepworth from Gulf Breeze (FL).
T.J. Demas, OL, 2022, Clearwater Central Catholic (FL): A center, likely to land in the American Athletic Conference, the 6-2 and 300-pounder is about as well-known as they come.
Ethan Clark, OL, 2022, Pineville (LA): Destined to play on Saturdays, and that’s without much question, the 6-4 and 275-pounder just might have his sets on Conference USA.
Will Gause, OL, 2022, Oceanside Collegiate Academy (SC): The 6-2 and 277-pounder could find a home with Middle Tennessee State. That said, he does have plenty of options.
Parker Mitchell, OL, 2022, Thompson (AL): The 6-4 and 282-pounder looked the part. And played the part. Safe to say, he increased his stock in the eyes of many coaches.
Jakobe Harmon, OL, 2022, Holy Innocents (GA): A man among boys, most times anyway, the 6-3 and 264-pounder was difficult to deal with down in the trenches.
Dimitri Kelly, DB, 2022, Myers Park (NC): On the roster, East Carolina and Wake Forest continue to keep tabs on the 5-11 and 175-pounder. Rightfully so with his resume.
Hunter Hensley, DB, 2022, Hampton (GA): The 5-11 and 175-pounder turned heads, along with Leo Coradi from Chilton County (FL) and Cade Sullivan from Pulaski (KY).
Parker Sellman DB, 2023, Somerset Academy Canyons (FL): The 6-foot and 180-pounder wasn’t afraid of the big stage. Same goes for Tre’Anthony Hardy from Palm Beach Lakes (FL).
Brock Brown, LB, 2022, Lake Mary (FL): The 5-11 and 210-pounder seems destined for future success. No surprise, the Ivy League is all over him, mainly Princeton and Yale.
William Eltringham, LB, 2022, Olympic Heights (FL): The 6-foot and 195-pounder just might end up in the Pioneer Football League. Davidson is out in front right about now.
Boston St. Pierre, LB, 2022, San Diego Serra (CA): The 6-1 and 190-pounder opened up some eyes, with Jahyren Lee from Madison County (FL) and Thad Rucker from Newberry (FL).
Jafari Clarke, LB, 2022, Melbourne (FL): The 6-foot and 212-pounder made his mark, so did Brandon Thrasher from Newberry (FL) and Daniel Dennie from Greene Central (NC).
Jahiem Lawson, DL, 2022, Daniel (SC): The 6-4 and 215-pounder is approaching a double digit offer count, with Georgia Tech and Syracuse sitting at, or near, the top of the list.
Isaiah Morrison, DL, 2022, Mainland (FL): The 6-2 and 260-pounder is on the radar of teams in the Ohio Valley Conference. Eastern Kentucky, in fact, put scholarship in place.
Jden Charles, DL, 2022, Colonial (FL): 6-3 and 230-pounder was on campus at Central Florida. Michael Siniard from New Brockton (AL) deserved an acknowledgement as well.
Jacob Manuel, DL, 2022, Excel (AL): The 6-2 and 265-pounder did well, along with his peers Gavin Rowell from Melbourne (FL) and Quentin Joyner from Sebring (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 combine participants at the recent All-American Combine will soon be provided with additional details, along with an 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.