True to form, naturally similar to most recent years, the turnout exceeded expectations at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Southwest Super) at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.
NFL veteran Ken Stills was the lead instructor. He was joined by the likes of NFL veteran trainers Rodney Beasley, Reggie Young and Gerard Lewis, to name a few of the coaches.
Of course, there were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance, each one of them deserved to be mentioned. Accordingly, a few of the highlights from the workout follow next.
Kendric Malone, QB, 2022, Tatum (TX): The 6-foot and 185-pounder did well in this particular setting and could eventually land with a school located out in the Southland Conference.
Ryder Lambert, QB, 2023, Stephenville (TX): The 6-1 and 180-pounder did well, with Ethan Lollar from Frisco Memorial (TX) and Matthew Davis from Industrial (TX).
Marcus Ramon-Edwards, RB, 2023, Lubbock Trinity Christian (TX): Versatile, able to play multiple positions, the 6-4 and 200-pounder seems destined to end up with the ball in his hands.
Kameron Burton, RB, 2022, Cypress Ranch (TX): On the radar of teams in the Ivy League, and the Sun Belt Conference figures to follow suit, the 5-10 and 190-pounder delivered here.
Xavier Wishert, RB, 2022, Jim Ned (TX): The 6-1 and 205-pounder received rave reviews, with Reggie Sanders from Dickinson (TX) and Devante Johnson from Killeen (TX).
Jordyn Bailey, WR, 2023, Denton Ryan (TX): Regardless of class, the 5-9 and 170-pounder was the best of the bunch. Colorado has offered and Texas might soon do the same.
Charles Whitebear, WR, 2022, Eaton (TX): No doubt about it, there’s a good reason why Rice, among other programs, have reached out to the 6-4 and 200-pounder.
Da’vontray Simmons, WR, 2022, Sam Houston (TX): Good size, better quickness, faster than many of his peers, the 6-0 and 165-pounder is heading down the right path.
Diante Jackson, WR, 2023, Lockhart (TX): The 5-11 and 165-pounder did a little bit of everything. Most if it well, too. His name is one to remember. You heard it here first.
Dylan Caddle, WR, 2022, Cypress Ranch (TX): The 5-10 and 165-pounder did not back down, same goes for Beau Jolly from Christoval (TX) and Brayden Klafka from Spearman (TX).
Dillon Stowers, TE, 2022, Liberty Christian Academy (VA): The 6-4 and 235-pounder with multiple scholarships in place, with teams from the ACC showing the most interest of late.
Jackson Busch, OL, 2022, Rosehill Christian (TX): Big and strong, agile for his size as well, the 6-5 and 275-pounder has been in contact with teams in the Southland Conference.
Gage Stanaland, OL, 2023, Jim Ned (TX): Young and considered somewhat inexperienced, on paper that is, the 6-5 and 275-pounder has a bright future ahead of him.
Peyton Polk, OL, 2023, Haughton (LA): The 6-4 and 302-pounder turned more than a few heads early on and kept everyone’s attention until the end of the workout.
Hiram Gonzalez, OL, 2022, Rio Grande City (TX): The 6-4 and 300-pounder held his own, with Michael Marshall from Nederland (TX) and Tavian Scruggs from Sherman (TX).
Connor Fitzgerald, OL, 2022, Jim Ned (TX): The 6-3 and 265-pounder opened eyes, with Josh DeVad from Richland (TX) and Hunter Mastin from Lubbock Trinity Christian (TX).
Tyson Trammell, DB, 2022, Braswell (TX): Apparently, Sam Houston State and UTSA have jumped on the bandwagon of the 5-9 and 170-pounder. Rightfully so, if you ask us.
Chase Whitebear, DB, 2022, Eaton (TX): The 6-3 and 195-pounder has plenty of potential and would likely be an ideal fit for a school in the Southland Conference.
Javari Sanders, DB, 2022, West Monroe (LA): The 5-9 and 176-pounder could very well emerge as a target of teams in the Sun Belt Conference. It’s only a matter of time.
Marquis Valentine, DB, 2022, Dallas Carter (TX): The 5-9 and 185-pounder wasn’t intimidated, along with Xavier Walton from Harlan (TX) and Ethan Rawlings from Thompkins (TX).
Kiritapu Galeai, LB, 2022, Euless Trinity (TX): An athlete with a good frame, and room to grown, the pieces of the puzzle are in place for the 6-1 and 190-pounder.
Martavious Hill, LB, 2022, Aubrey (TX): Lafayette and Lehigh are on the radar of the 6-0 and 206-pounder. We wouldn’t be surprised to see offers follow suit.
Trey Fite, DL, 2022, Tatum (TX): The 6-6 and 210-pounder has a handful of offers in place, most notably Houston and San Diego State. And it’s only the beginning.
Ben Armstrong, DL, 2022, Rouse (TX): The 6-4 and 245-pounder is in a good spot, for now, with some Southland Conference interest. Stephen F. Austin is out in front.
D’Corian, Nelson, DL, 2022, Marksville (LA): The 6-3 and 270-pounder left a good impression, with Jackson Younger from Community (TX) Taber Childs from Harleton (TX).
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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.