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 for this year’s games: Dec. 14 at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and three others taking place at the same venue, on Jan. 18 and on Jan. 25, also a spring edition of the action on May 17.
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.
Larry Borom from Brother Rice (MI) takes a turn in the spotlight. As a member of the Class of 2017, he turned more than a few heads along the line of scrimmage and emerged on the national radar as a result of the effort as Grey defeated Blue, 27-7, at Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field.
There was no shortage of talent during the recruiting cycle, as other nationwide game participants, Washington State commit Abraham Lucas, Texas Tech commit Kaylon Geiger, Georgia Tech commit Pressley Harvin and Colorado State commit Ryan Stonehouse.
Ever since, all eyes have been on him. The limelight has not been a bother, worth mentioning. The 6-foot-6 and 332-pound junior offensive lineman has adjusted to life well at Missouri and will be in action against Vanderbilt on Nov. 28 in an SEC game at 12 p.m. (EST).
Borom has started eight games this season and appears more than poised to earn All-Conference when the distinctions are soon announced. As a sophomore, he started 11 of 12 games for the Tigers. As a freshman, playing in all 13 games was the accomplished task.
Given his past, the future is bright. An invite to the NFL Scouting Combine seems to be a foregone conclusion. He figures to be selected in the first few rounds of the NFL Draft. Don’t forget, a few years back, Borom lined up in the brand’s All-American Bowl in Florida.