No stranger to how things operate down in the South, NFL veteran Larry Ryans had a good idea of what to expect at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Tennessee Regional).
The prospects in attendance did not let down the one-time professional, along with his peers on the coaching staff, as several individuals took advantage of the all-important opportunity.
What follows next is a bit of needed insight from Ryans & Co. on the many recruits who left a lasting impression on the powers that be during the workout located in Nashville (TN).
Austin Gunter, QB, White House Heritage (TN): The 6-foot-2 and 195-pound junior has been in contact with teams from the Ohio Valley Conference, namely Jacksonville State.
Logan Sakarapanee, RB, Lipscomb Academy (TN): With trips to schools in the Big South Conference and ACC, the 6-foot and 205-pound junior has a bright future ahead of him.
Logan Doyle, WR, Fayette Academy (TN): The 6-5 and 200-pound junior was a big target, particularly so down around the red zone. Naturally, he was a favorite of the signal-callers.
Mike Mincey, DB, Boyd Buchanan (TN): Multiple programs in the Ohio Valley Conference, namely being Tennessee Tech, remain in constant contact with 5-11 and 180-pound junior.
Jayce Turner, LB, Anna-Jonesboro (IL): The 5-10 and 197-pound junior has had feelers from the Missouri Valley Football Conference, with Southern Illinois sitting atop of the list.
Preston Parks, LB, Lebanon (TN): A Conference USA target, with perhaps Middle Tennessee State out in front, the 5-11 and 196-pound junior is heading down the right path.
Jake Stafford, LB, Lipscomb Academy (TN): The 6-foot and 215-pound junior opened up eyes. The same thing can be said about Caleb Silva from Lipscomb Academy (TN).
Jack Boutte, DL, Father Ryan (TN): Once on the radar of the Patriot League, things took a turn for the better once Illinois expressed interest in the 6-3 and 235-pound junior.
Jon Tant, DL, Northwest (GA): The 6-3 and 225-pound junior has talked with teams in the Sun Belt Conference and Georgia State has emerged as one of the potential suitors.
Editor’s Note: Those who did well at this workout, in 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.
The games take place at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium, Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field or San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium.
Moving forward, the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee will consider a number of different factors before making an all-important decision on invites to the All-American Bowl. Stay tuned.