For the second time in as many years, and what figures to be many more in the future, expectations were exceeded at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (West Texas Regional).
Behind the scenes, among the catalysts for the workout’s success was Beau Bagley from the El Paso Sports Commission. Safe to say, the community is better off with him around.
With more than a few NFL veteran instructors in attendance, one-time professionals Seneca Wallace, Ed Stansbury and Jimmy McClain were on hand to give back to the game.
Adrian Parsons, QB, 2021, Bel Air (TX): The 6-foot-1 and 165-pounder has talked with multiple teams, specifically those a bit far away from home in the Northeast Conference.
Aaron Dumas, RB, 2021, Americas (TX): With nearly ten offers, the 5-9 and 185-pounder was the marquee name and all but secured an invite to brand’s All-American Bowl this year.
Anthony Wilhite, RB, 2022, Salpointe (AZ): The 5-9 and 170-pounder often played with the poise of an upperclassman. Joel Serrano from Del Valle (TX) also turned some heads.
Jaret Griffin, WR, 2021, Carlsbad (NM): The 6-2 and 175-pounder opened up plenty of eyes. Same thing can be said about counterpart Bronseman Davis from Mayfield (NM).
Jalen Partida, WR, 2021, Pebble Hills (TX): The 5-9 and 170-pounder held his own in this particular setting. Dallas Boyd from Las Cruces (NM) was in a similar category.
Joe Angel Nunez, OL, 2021, Americas (TX): Without question, the 6-2 and 300-pounder was in a class all his own. Texas State reached out to him in the not so distant past.
Matthew Roman, OL, 2021, El Paso (TX): The 6-3 and 250-pounder was difficult to deal with in the trenches. Noe Moreno from Canutillo impressed many observers, as well
Joshua Massaquoi, DB, 2022, Franklin (TX): Quick and fast, strong and physical, the 5-11 and 170-pounder did not back down from any challenge, regardless of the opponent.
Santiago Gallegos, LB, 2021, El Paso (TX): Able to put his hand in the ground too, the 6-1 and 215-pounder proved to be versatile and was a favorite of the coaching staff.
Ivan Escobar, DL, 2021, Montwood (TX): Sam Houston State and UTEP are apparently on the bandwagon of the 6-3 and 275-pounder. Rightfully so, given his effort here.
Roshuan Thomas, DL, 2021, Hanks (TX): Perhaps more so than most of his peers, the 6-2 and 230-pounder seemed to have about as much upside as anyone else around.
Editor’s Note: When it comes to 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 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, each participant at the All-American Combine, as well as other impressive prospects, will most likely be provided with details and exclusive membership to Red Zone Prospects (click here).
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 scouts and coaches 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.