As anticipated, the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Southeast Super) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium did not disappoint. NFL veteran Ken Stills was the lead instructor. Former professionals John Gilmore and Mark Jones, to name a few, also joined him during the workout.
Although there were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance, numerous others fit in that category. Below is a preview of some of the top performers, all who can now be considered as possible All-American Bowl candidates for one of the upcoming games later on this year.
T.J. Nelson, QB, 2024, Walnut Hills (OH): Young, on paper that is, the 6-1 and 197-pounder could prove to be the best of the entire bunch. He was on campus at Cincinnati, Purdue and Miami (OH).
Christopher Harris, QB, 2023, Sebastian River (FL): The 6-3 and 205-pounder made all of the throws, seemingly. No surprise, he left a lasting impression on the coaching staff and several onlookers.
Quinn Niemann, QB, 2023, Lake Minneola (FL): Big and strong, with an accurate arm and a fair amount of athleticism, the 6-2 and 200-pounder is one to keep a close eye on.
Deuntae Burgess, RB, 2023, Mulberry (FL): A bruiser, with improved quickness and speed, good hands too, there’s plenty to like when it comes to the 6-foot and 205-pounder.
J’nethen Jackson, RB, 2023, Jackson (FL): The 5-8 and 190-pounder did a little bit of everything in this setting, most it well. Georgia Southern is on the radar for him.
Sheldon Patrick, WR, 2023, Crescent City (FL): The 5-11 and 175-pounder made the difficult catch appear easy at times. Overall, he got the job done. Remember his name.
John Michael Ward, OL, 2023, Northview (AL): South Alabama, Troy and Vanderbilt expressed varied levels of interest in the 6-5 and 282-pounder. Rightfully so. He’s the real deal.
Burke Malmberg, OL, 2024, Lecanto (FL): Just now starting to realize his potential, by the time that the 6-3 and 288-pounder is an upperclassman, watch out. Sky’s the limit.
D’Wayne Bain, OL, 2024, Newsome (FL): In a similar situation, with a high ceiling, the 6-4 and 290-pounder has a bright future ahead. You heard it here first, worth mentioning.
Chase Murray, OL, 2024, Nature Coast (FL): Another underclassman that seems destined for success, the 6-1 and 270-pounder was fast and physical, especially for his size.
Jeremiah Laguerre, DB, 2023, Port Charlotte (FL): South Florida appears to have the inside track for a potential commitment from the 6-2 and 196-pounder. Time will tell.
Elijah Westbrooks, DB, 2023, Wiregrass Ranch (FL): A target of teams in the Ohio Valley Conference, the 6-foot and 187-pounder has options when it comes to playing on Saturdays.
Corey Washington, DB, 2023, Oakleaf (FL): The 6-10 and 165-pounder could land with a programs in Conference USA. Western Kentucky is likely out in front at this point.
Kymani Chevannes, DB, 2023, Liberty (FL): Central Florida and Florida Atlantic, among others, look like a couple of good potential homes for the 5-10 and 178-pounder.
Raymond Davis, DB, 2023, Crescent City (FL): The 5-9 and 170-pounder has kept the lines of communication with the likes of Florida International and South Florida.
Kendrick Williams, DB, 2023 Bronson (FL): Despite a somewhat minor injury, 6-foot and 170-pounder turned some heads and strengthened a growing reputation.
Jereal Lewis, DB, 2023, Godby (FL): No stranger to the environment and workout setting, the 5-11 and 165-pounder delivered results for the second time in as many tries.
Zach LaCombe, LB, 2023, Rouse (TX): It would not be the least bit surprising to see the 6-foot and 220-pounder stick with a team in the American Athletic Conference.
Layton Breckenridge, DL, 2023 Baker (FL): The 6-1 and 220-pounder is interested in East Carolina and Florida Atlantic. The feeling is mutual, at least many signs point to that.
Brandon Beckham, DL, 2023, Pace (FL): With a motor that does not stop, the 6-1 and 285-pounder had his foot on the gas throughout. It was all gas and no breaks.
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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 will soon be provided with plenty of additional details on a potential 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.