One of the brand’s fastest growing workouts, there was a big buzz surrounding the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Tennessee Super) and the action lived up to the hype.
NFL veteran Mark McMillian was the lead instructor, of course, similar to year’s past. Fellow one-time professionals Justin Geisinger and Pa’tell Troutman joined him as well.
Also, NFL veteran trainer Rodney Beasley was on hand. Longtime 247Sports writer and well-respected regional scout Chris Smith, among many others, shared his knowledge.
There were many scholarship-worthy prospects in attendance, each of them deserved to be mentioned. Accordingly, a few of the many highlights follow next in this space.
Ryder Galardi, QB, 2021, Nolensville (TN): The 6-foot and 190-pounder already has multiple offers and teams from Conference USA could come calling next.
TiAnthony Wagner, QB, 2021, West Creek (TN): Austin Peay and UT Martin have been in contact with 6-foot and 180-pounder in the not so distant past.
Lumiere Strickland, RB, 2021, Red Bank (TN): The 5-11 and 180-pounder is on the board of several schools, and perhaps, Eastern Kentucky tops the list.
Camron Malone, RB, 2021, Mount Juliet (TN): An Ohio Valley Conference target, the 5-11 and 185-pounder went out and proved that he belonged.
Xander Tabor, RB, 2021, Crittenden County (KY): A bigger back, Morehead State and Murray State seem to have their sights set on the 6-2 and 205-pounder.
Cameron Sanders, RB, 2021, East Ridge (TN): The 5-8 and 176-pounder opened eyes with Brennan Blair from Boone (TN) and Keyaris Cash from West Henderson (NC).
Kevin Staffney, RB, 2022, Chilton County (AL): The 5-11 and 185-pounder did well, with Tate Sauerwein from Lake Holcombe (WI) and Will Meadows from Meigs County (TN).
JaMichael McGoy, WR, 2021, Boyd-Buchanan (TN): With offers from most teams within the Ohio Valley Conference, the future is bright for 5-10 and 175-pounder.
Grant Goodman, WR, 2021, Saint Xavier (KY): The 6-2 and 190-pounder has a scholarship to Morehead State. Just recently, Indiana jumped on the bandwagon.
Jace Yerty, WR, 2021, Briarcrest Christian (TN): The Big 12 Conference could be home as Kansas and Kansas State might be in the mix for the 6-5 and 210-pounder.
Jacob Bowles, WR, 2021, Adamsville (TN): The 6-2 and 195-pounder held his own during skills testing. It was more of the same once individual drills started.
Aaron Bolster, WR, 2021, Rossview (TN): The 6-3 and 190-pounder grabbed attention, with Gabe Kelly from Springfield and Desmond Nokes from DeKalb County (TN).
Thomas Kirkham, OL, 2021, Montgomery Academy (AL): A center, the 6-5 and 290-pounder has several Conference USA offers, including Middle Tennessee State and Troy.
Joe Malone, OL, 2021, Northside (AL): A center, the 6-3 and 290-pounder has been on campus at several schools, including the likes of Memphis and Samford.
Dustin Hayes, OL, 2021, Lauderdale County (AL): Austin Peay and Southern Miss have kept the lines of communication open with the 6-5 and 270-pounder.
Alex Delk, OL, 2021, Cookeville (TN): Just about every program in the Ohio Valley Conference appears to be fan of the 6-4 and 300-pounder. Rightfully so, too.
Wes Delk, OL, 2021, Cookeville (TN): Similar to his brother, Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee Tech have maintained a steady dialogue with 6-5 and 290-pounder.
John Wilke, OL, 2021, Madison Ridgeland Academy (MS): The 6-5 and 310-pounder looked the part and played the part. Samford and Southern Miss are interested.
Alex Cain, OL, 2021, Wilson Central (TN): Despite a minor injury, the 6-3 and 280-pounder has several offers, including Air Force, Army and Eastern Kentucky.
Dawson Duncan, OL, 2021, Pepperell (GA): The 6-4 and 265-pounder recently talked with teams from the Sun Belt Conference, Appalachian State in particular.
Dominic Schroeder, OL, 2021, Jefferson County (TN): The 6-5 and 350-pounder started a dialogue with the likes of Tennessee-Chattanooga and East Tennessee State.
Casey Fuaau, OL , 2021, Northwest (TN): In the near future, Austin Peay, among a handful of other teams, could be an ideal fit for the 6-2 and 270-pounder.
George Drake, OL, 2021, Madison Ridgeland Academy (MS): The 6-3 and 320-pounder has offers from Eastern Illinois and Southeast Missouri State, to name a couple.
Austin Clark, OL, 2021, Stewart County (TN): The 6-2 and 260-pounder earned some respect down in the trenches, same goes for Matthew Masters from Boone (TN).
Robert Hill, OL, 2021, Oak Ridge (TN): The 6-5 and 280-pounder was a force to be reckon with. Kaden Jordan from Warren Country (TN) was in the same category.
Riley Burke, OL, 2021, Russell County (KY): Intense and focused, the 6-3 and 265-pounder delivered results, along with Chandler Masters from Boone (TN).
Tucker Yancey, OL, 2021, Lenoir City (TN): The 6-3 and 260-pounder endeared himself to the coaching staff. Evan Neal from Cleveland (TN) deserved a mention, too.
Jamari Sowell, DB, 2021, Mount Juliet (TN): With an offer from UT Martin, also interest from Memphis, the 5-8 and 160-pounder is destined to play at the next level.
Jon Lewis, DB, 2021, Donelson Christian Academy (TN): The 5-9 and 175-pounder is on the radar of Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech. Easy to see why after today.
James Reed, DB, 2022, Father Ryan (TN): It’s only a matter of time before the 5-11 and 165-pounder realizes his immense potential. After that, watch out.
Jordan Smith, DB, 2021, Lexington, 2021 (TN): The 6-foot and 170-pounder was on roster, but unable to attend, though he has plans to attend another workout.
Kyle Feger, DB, 2021, Trinity (KY): A target of teams in the Patriot League, the 5-11 and 210-pounder possesses plenty of upside. Sky’s the limit for him.
Jordan Polk, DB, 2021, Melrose (TN): The 5-9 and 160-pounder didn’t back down from challenges, same with Jordan Lewis from Donelson Christian Academy (TN).
Mark-Anthony Prescott, LB, 2021, Rossview (TN): With nearly 10 offers, including interest from the SEC, the 6-2 and 217-pounder might have been the best of the bunch.
Parker Theobald, LB, Stewartville (MN): North Dakota State and San Diego State could be the eventual destination for the 6-1 and 235-pounder. Only time will tell.
Tyler Boone, LB, 2021, Crittenden County (KY): Life in the Pioneer Football League, maybe with Morehead State, looks like a logical outcome for the 6-foot and 208-pounder.
Caleb Daugherty, LB, 2021, Saint Benedict of Auburndale (TN): The 6-foot and 185-pounder proved capable of lining up anywhere on the field, though defense is probably best.
Cooper Allen, LB, 2021, Centennial (TN): Running backs, receivers, tight ends, it does not matter, the 6-foot and 220-pounder will get the job done against just about anyone.
Brady Jenkins, LB, 2022, Independence (TN): A competitor through and though, with no quit in him, the 6-1 and 195-pounder is heading for success at the next level.
Mekhi Sanders, LB, 2021, Henry County (TN): The 5-9 and 225-pounder did it all, everywhere on the field too. Same with Jacob Ferguson from Gatlinburg Pittman (TN)
Luke Davenport, DL, 2021, Knoxville Catholic (TN): On the roster, but unable to attend unfortunately, the 6-3 and 240-pounder has offers from Morehead State and UTSA.
Jaylen Grantham, DL, 2021, Bartlett (TN): The 6-3 and 250-pounder already has a scholarship in place from UT Martin. That’s just the start, though. He’s about to heat up.
Ashton Chavis, DL, 2021, Rossview (TN): The 6-3 and 230-pounder performed with a chip on his shoulder. Accordingly, he grabbed the attentions of coaches and scouts.
Shane Alford, DL, 2021, East Ridge (TN): It was a business trip and the results were more than favorable for the 6-1 and 265-pounder. There’s a lot to like about him.
Vaiden Beck, DL, Wilcox Academy (AL): The 6-2 and 305-pounder strengthened a growing reputation and a spot in the Sun Belt Conference could soon materialize.
Austyn Keen, DL, 2021, Beech (TN): With a motor that did not stop, it was full speed ahead for the 6-3 and 210-pounder. All gas and no breaks, from start to finish.
Levi Garner, DL, 2021, Fairview (AL): Big and strong, agile at times, the 6-4 and 235-pounder has plenty ot tools to work with. His name is certainly one to remember.
Matthew Mooney, DL, 2021 Paducah Tilghman (KY): 6-3 and 270-pounder with Corey Bolster from Rossview (TN) and Josh Williams from Lexington (KY).
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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 (Regional level) will soon be provided with additional details, along with an exclusive membership to Red Zone Prospects (click here).
Individuals will have a national star rating, as well as a scholarship-worthy evaluation and HUDL review as part of their profiles, for the recruiting convenience of colleges all over the country.
Each member of Red Zone Prospects receives an automatic invite to one of the brand’s All-American Combines (Super Regional level), all of them to be held at NFL venues or college facilities
Additionally, those who do well in that setting, in due 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.
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.