Often underrated in terms of talent in the past, perhaps unfairly so, the perception figures to change once word spreads about the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Utah Regional).
NFL veteran Mark McMillian was lead instructor and had plenty of help from NFL veteran trainer Reggie Young, also Tre Ofahengaue, Fred Prescott and Marlin Lynch, among others.
Collectively, as a coaching staff, all signs point to football minds being impressed with what took place during the workout. Accordingly, here’s a look at the individuals who stood out.
Keegan Tharp, QB, Coronado (NV): No stranger to the setting, the 6-foot-3 and 187-pound junior was in control throughout. Colorado State and North Dakota are interested.
Bryson Barnes, QB, Milford (UT): On the roster, but unavailable, the 6-1 and 180-pound junior plans to attend another event. Utah and BYU are among those in communication.
Kepu Fifita, RB, Herriman (UT): Idaho State and Southern Utah have connected with the 5-8 and 195-pound junior. Next, it will be interesting to see which school steps up first.
Nathan Terrell, RB, Orem (UT): The 5-10 and 190-pound freshman possesses a fair amount of upside. To that end, the same thing can be said about Shan Jackson from Juab (UT).
Devin Downing, WR, American Fork (UT): Also on the roster, but unfortunately not in attendance due to a prior commitment, the 6-1 and 177-pound junior has an offer from BYU.
Ryan Harward, WR, Provo (UT): At a deep position, the 5-9 and 180-pound junior somehow managed to keep everyone’s attention. Rest assured, that was from start to finish.
Cade Bowring, WR, Juab (UT): The 5-11 and 170-pound junior first opened up eyes during skills testing, and then, made a number of memorable plays during the one-on-ones.
Reed Johnson, WR, Salem Hill (UT): An underclassman, the 5-0 and 170-pound sophomore played with the poise of an experienced varsity starter. His name is one to remember.
Greyson Harwood, OL, Minico (ID): A center, the 6-3 and 280-pound junior has his share of options as Boise State, BYU, Idaho State and Montana are up for a potential commitment.
Tylor Stubbs, OL, Timpview (UT): The 6-5 and 280-pound junior was recently on campus at UCLA and Utah. Now, it could be a mere matter of time before an offer follows suit.
Ryan King, OL, Murray (UT): On the roster, but unavailable, the 6-3 and 280-pound junior has interest from several colleges. Same for Stephen Summers from Desert Hills (UT).
Taylor Heiner, DB, Provo (UT): The 6-foot and 165-pound junior was about as athletic as they come and took advantage of every rep. He made the most of the opportunity.
Joe Smith, DB, Orem (UT): Eager to prove that he belonged on the big stage, the 5-10 and 165-pound sophomore went out and earned the respect of just about everyone.
Steve Street, LB, Jordan (UT): The 6-1 and 212-pound junior could find a future home with the likes of Boise State or Utah State. Worth noting, Washington State is in the mix.
Hayden Stocking, LB, Wasatch (UT): The 6-foot and 195-pound junior seemingly dominated at the second level, and thus, endeared himself to coaches and administrators.
Clayton Rohner, LB, Idaho Falls (ID): The 6-foot and 190-pound junior turned heads, with Hayden Easterly from Corner Canyon (UT) and Jackson Olsen from American Fork (UT).
Spencer Roy, DL, Notre Dame Prep (AZ): With a visit to Yale already on his resume, the 6-4 and 235-pound junior proved the growing hype about him was justified.
Isaac Lees, DL, Snow Canyon (UT): When all is said and done, by the time his senior season rolls around, the path to success should be clear for the 6-3 and 270-pound sophomore.
David Atuatasi, DL, Logan (UT): Another youngster, who seems determined to take steps in the right direction, the future is bright for the 6-2 and 270-pound sophomore.
Editor’s Note: All the recruits above, as well as a number of other impressive prospects at this All-American Combine (Regional level) will shortly receive an exclusive invite to Red Zone Prospects.
Those individuals will have an all-important star rating, as well as a workout evaluation and HUDL review as part of their profiles, for the recruiting convenience of college coaches nationwide.
Also, each member will receive an invite to one of the brand’s upcoming All-American Combines (Super Regional level), all of them to be held nationwide at NFL venues or college facilities.
When it comes to all-important statistics from the nationwide series of All-American Combines, such as the most recent one, we’ve got you covered. For the numbers, look no further (click here).
Worth mentioning, periodically and likely within days, more information about the workout will be added in this space. Feel free to check back on a regular basis for the much-needed insight.
Additionally, those who did well in this 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 Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium, Houston Texans’ NRG Stadium or Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field, among other venues.
Moving forward, the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee will consider a number of different factors before making any type of decision on potential invites to the All-American Bowl. Stay tuned.