Before moving on to college, the goal is simple for many of the nation’s premier prospects in the Class of 2020, yet not necessarily easy to attain: Receive an all-important invite to the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl and compete against the best of the best from all over the country.
Lining up for one of the big games is the reward and NFL facilities to host in the past include Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium, Houston Texans’ NRG Stadium, Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field and Oakland Raiders’ Coliseum.
The journey for many recruits, including underclassmen hoping for national exposure, starts by attending an All-American Combine (Regional level). For a list of upcoming events, click on this link. For prospects who want to register online for a nationwide workout, click on this link.
Do well when given the sought-after opportunity in front of the NFL veteran coaching staff, then prospects are invited to another All-American Combine (Super Regional level), often held at NFL venues with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton (OH) being among one of the more recognizable stops.
Also worth mentioning, Cincinnati Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium has opened its doors on multiple occasions to Blue-Grey Football, along with training facilities for the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears. That’s naming a few of the many. The list goes on and on.
Shortly thereafter, the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee takes over and thus chooses players for the All-American Bowl based on their respective efforts during the combine circuit. We’d be remiss without noting that the games will once again be nationally broadcast on the ESPN3 family of networks.
Once a member of the Blue-Grey Football family, always a member. Prospects to compete in recent years have experienced success in college, and beyond. Here’s a list (link for Class of 2019, link for Class of 2018, link for Class of 2017, link for Class of 2016, link for Class of 2015, link for Class of 2014).
For many recruits, naturally the destination is the NCAA Division I ranks. For a select few, given a decorated track record of evaluating talent at the next level, NFL is the end game. Plain and simple, that’s the information needed to successfully negotiate the path to the brand’s All-American Bowl.