Every year, moreover right around this time, the staff from Blue-Grey Football hits the road on the brand’s nationwide Jersey Presentation Tour with a collection of NFL veterans and administrators.
The goal is to promote the All-American Bowl and a select few of the nation’s top prospects in the Class of 2020 are recognized in front of family and friends. The community in general, to that end.
Four games soon take place, each of them at an NFL venue, specifically Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes Benz Stadium.
The action from the All-American Bowl will be nationally broadcast on ESPN3 or Impact Football Network (check your local listings). Similar to year’s past, the footage will be permanently archived.
Austin Bolt from Borah (ID) was recently honored by NFL veteran Mark McMillian. The 6-foot-4 and 200-pound tight end will play in the game on Jan. 20 at AT&T Stadium, and truth be told, all signs point to him possibly being the difference between winning and losing during the game.
The Boise State commit was rated as a three-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, an accurate talent indicator as the tool takes into account evaluations of all the major recruiting services around.
Nearing double-digit offers, Bolt has scholarships from the Big Sky Conference and Mountain West Conference. Still, one has to wonder if programs from the Power Five Conference are missing the boat on him.
Nevertheless, the Broncos seem to be the best possible fit. Worth mentioning, All-American Bowl alumni Brett Rypien and Chase Cord did well on the big stage before moving to the next level and playing on the Blue Turf.
That being said, a precedent has been set. Bolt is in some good company. Nevertheless, before setting foot on campus, the plan is for him to play his final game on the prep circuit in the brand’s All-American Bowl.
Editor’s note: Each participant in the annual game will take part in the Jersey Presentation Tour during All-American Bowl Weekend with plenty of media in attendance, on both the national and local levels.