Blue-Grey Football Alumni Update: Chris Oladokun
Plenty of prospects, some of them high-profile, others under-the-radar, have come and gone in the past decade or so, since the inception of the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. Still, the talent level across the board on the national scene has been about as good as it gets.
Things don’t figure to change anytime soon, as the hype continues to build and build for this year’s games: Dec. 20 at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, with an encore at the same venue Jan. 10, also another one Jan. 31 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium.
To gain a better understanding about the rapidly growing direction of things, perhaps now it’s best to take some time to reflect on the humble beginnings. Therefore, moving forward, the plan is to more closely examine the brand’s many alumni from all over the country.
Chris Oladokun from Sickles (FL) takes center stage in this space. The appearance around these parts is long overdue, some might say. As a member of the Class of 2016, he opened up plenty of eyes as North defeat South, 35-0, in a game at Raymond James Stadium.
Despite plenty of competition on the same field, Oladokun did particularly well. Same goes for peers Arizona commit J.J. Taylor, Oregon State commit Artavis Pierce, Clemson commit Zerrick Cooper, Nebraska commit Jack Stoll and Pac-12 Conference target D.J. Davidson.
No real big surprise here, present day, Oladokun is getting the job done. The 6-foot-2 and 195-pound graduate student quarterback, in fact, will be back in uniform for South Dakota State against UC Davis on Nov. 27 in a nonconference game at 10 p.m. (EST).
A one-time South Florida commit, and Samford pledge, Oladokun is well traveled. At both stops along the way, he was a highly productive starter. Something was missing, or so it appeared. However, this season for the Jackrabbits, he’s nearly put it altogether.
He was 23-of-335 for 358 passing yards and a touchdown in a 42-41 Missouri Valley Football Conference loss to Southern Illinois. Then, what soon followed was 19-of-26 for 239 passing yards and three scores in a 24-21 conference victory against North Dakota.
Next stop for him could be the NFL Scouting Combine. Then, of course, the NFL Draft looms large. Regardless, he seems destined to play at the next level. In the near future, too. Not long ago, Oladokun made headlines at the brand’s All-American Bowl in Florida.