Blue-Grey All-American Combine: Southwest Super Scouting Report (2016)
Year after year, seemingly without fail, the nation’s top prospects attend the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Southwest Super). This past weekend, naturally, was no different than workouts from recent memory.
With NFL veterans Mark McMillian, Arlen Harris, Sheldon Jackson, Jerrod Black and NFL trainer Reggie Young serving as the primary instructors, there was plenty of talent in attendance at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.
What follows is a closer look at the individuals, some high-profile and others under-the-radar, who did well when given the opportunity in front of the one-time professionals. At an NFL facility, no less, and in front of scouts.
Sam Huckabee, QB, Summit Christian Academy (MO): The 6-foot-3 and 200-pound senior did well, and in the past, has been in contact with schools such as Kansas and Missouri State.
Wyatt Hayes, QB, Gallatin (TN): Not intimidated, the 6-foot and 180-pound senior held his own. So did Hunter Edwards from Nelsonville York (OH) and Ethan Hartman from Glen Rose (TX).
Billy Reagins, RB, Kempner (TX): The 6-1 and 195-pound senior has an offer from Stephen F. Austin and multiple programs from the Big 12 Conference have jumped on the bandwagon.
Kameron Livingston, RB, Liberty-Eylau (TX): Don’t let an often times perceived lack of size fool you, the 5-7 and 175-pound senior got the job done. Oregon and Missouri are interested.
Caleb Horton, RB, Etowah (AL): The 5-9 and 168-pound junior, while still young, played with the poise of an upperclassman. No surprise, teams in the Sun Belt Conference have reached out.
Alec Watson, RB, Ralston (NE): With a high ceiling, the 5-8 and 165-pound senior has received a couple looks from different colleges. More specifically, Iowa State appears to be a fan of his.
Quintin Morris, WR, George Ranch (TX): A Bowling Green commit, the 6-3 and 205-pound senior was on a different level than most his peers, and accordingly, was named Offensive MVP.
Damario Portillos, WR, Pine Creek (CO): The 6-2 and 205-pound senior could land with a school in the Big West Conference. Don’t rule out his options in the Big Sky Conference as well.
Luke Ward, WR, Northview (AL): Not long ago, the coaches from Troy engaged in talks with the 6-2 and 190-pound senior. Similarly, the staff at Tennessee has also inquired about him.
Albert Connell, WR, Lamar (TX): The 5-11 and 170-pound senior was a late addition to the roster, but worth the wait. Isaiah Allen from Liberty (CO) is another name to remember.
Jace Wells, TE Springfield Catholic (MO): A big target down in the red zone, for obvious reasons given his frame, the 6-4 and 225-pound senior made plenty of plays worth remembering.
Jackson Pace, TE, Pleasant Grove (TX): The 6-3 and 215-pound senior was one of the top athletes on hand. Scouts from several colleges located in the Southwest understand his upside.
Paul Daniels, TE, Dallas County (AL): The 6-5 and 230-pound senior would not be denied in the air and his ideal frame for the next level certainly came in handy when it mattered most.
Gerardo Gonzalez, LB Roma (TX): Baylor has eyes on the 6-1 and 230-pound senior, and with continued improvement, signs point to him being destined to play ball at the next level.
Elijah Green, LB, Maryville (MO): The 6-foot and 215-pound senior is no stranger to hard work and that type of dedication has piqued interest from Purdue, among other teams.
Gunnar Murphy, LB, Melissa (TX): He looked the part. And played the part. That said, the 6-2 and 230-pound senior has a bright future ahead. The journey will be worth watching.
Brandon Smith, LB, Tucson (AZ): The 6-1 and 220-pound senior has been in contact with teams in the Big Sky Conference, and more recently, programs in the Pac-12 Conference.
Dallas Williams, LB, Washburn (MN): Grambling State tops the list of the 5-10 and 177-pound senior and it might be a mere matter of time before his first scholarship materializes.
Connor Landers, LB, Hartselle (AL): The 5-11 and 220-pound senior has several potential suitors, those include Central Arkansas and Jacksonville State. Keep an eye on him.
Tanner Smith, LB, Southern Boone (MO): With only one gear, that being full speed, the 5-11 and 205-pound senior had his foot on the gas and was impressive throughout.
Gunner Todorovich, LB, Papillion La Vista South (NE): The 6-foot and 220-pound junior possesses loads of promise. This time next year, sky’s the limit. You heard it here first.
Orlando Venegas, DB, Del Rio (TX): Never one to back down from a challenge, t 6-foot and 165-pound senior took on everyone and walked with hardware for Defensive MVP.
Sterling Alford, DB, Edmond Santa Fe (OK): The 6-2 and 175-pound senior has been in communication with the Pioneer Football League and more schools could come calling.
Everett Gunnoe, OL, Krum (TX): North Texas, SMU, and the rest of Conference USA, have targeted the 6-4 and 274-pound senior and someone is going to end up with a steal.
Johnathan Burpo, OL, Baker (AL): The 6-3 and 300-pound senior was the Offensive Lineman MVP and is on the wish list of those in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC).
David Ash, OL, Eastwood (TX): UTEP would like nothing more than to land a verbal from the 6-3 and 290-pound senior. Nevertheless, it might take a little while for his decision.
Jesse Hoffman, OL, Blue Valley West (KS): The 6-4 and 320-pound senior has been tabbed as an FCS type of prospect, yet, there’s no stopping him from emerging on FBS radar.
Samuel Burt, OL, Abilene (KS): Nearby and in-state Kansas State could emerge as the frontrunner for the 6-4 and 230-pound senior. For the time being, the Wildcats must wait.
Eric Reid, OL, Stufford (TX): The 6-1 and 265-pound senior seems poised to entertain offers from the Big Sky Conference. Same thing can be said about the Southland Conference.
Qua’Tavis Harrell, OL, North Edgecombe (NC): North Carolina State and East Carolina have made sure to contact the 6-5 and 330-pound senior. The ball is in his court these days.
Tyrekus Birch, DL, Wichita South (KS): The 6-4 and 215-pound senior was unstoppable most times during one-on-ones and was the unanimous choice for Defensive Lineman MVP.
Jordin Linn, DL, Neodesha (KS): Oklahoma State and Kansas State have identified the 6-2 and 280-pound senior as a capable contributor. Rightfully so considering his skill set.
Avery Booker, DL, Booker T. Washington (TX): The 6-2 and 215-pound senior held his own, with Darius Hollis from Headland (AL) and Sam Rosenstengle from Royse City (TX).
Brendan Webb, DL, Buhler (KS): Eager to prove himself, the 6-4 and 200-pound junior was one of the top underclassmen at his position, same for Braden Evans from Durango (CO).
For a closer look at all the participants at the recent All-American Combine, including statistics during skills testing, we’ve got you covered with the numbers right here (click on this link).
Hi Blue Grey Team,
I was visiting the updates and noticed that James Brown from Louisiana was not updated. James Brown signed with New Mexico Military Institute in April of 2016.
Thank you in advance for allowing James to participate in this wonderful event.