Every year, moreover right around this time, the staff from Blue-Grey Football, with a collection of NFL veterans and administrators, hits the road on the brand’s nationwide Jersey Presentation Tour.
The goal is to promote the All-American Bowl and a select few of the nation’s top prospects in the Class of 2018 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, those being Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field.
The action from the All-American Bowl will be nationally broadcast on either ESPN3 or Impact Football Network (please check your local listings). Also, similar to year’s past, the footage will be permanently archived.
Blaine McDaniel from St. Thomas (TX) recently received an acknowledgement. The 5-foot-9 and 170-pound wide receiver was selected to play for the South vs. North on Jan. 6 at Raymond James Stadium.
A jack-of-all-trades type that the coaching staff relied upon in a number of different ways, McDaniel has done a little bit of everything on the field in his nearly three-plus years as a starter thus far.
Running and blocking out the backfield, catching the ball from the slot and on the outside, returning kickoffs and punts on special teams, he’s averaged more than 150 all-purpose yards per game.
Accordingly, McDaniel is equipped with a profile on the 247Sports Composite Rankings, an accurate indicator of talent considering the tool takes into account evaluations of the major recruiting services.
He has multiple scholarships in place, perhaps the most eye-opening one being from Iowa State. Signs point to the Cyclones being out in front for a potential commitment, at this stage of the game.
Also worth noting, teams from the Sun Belt Conference have been in consistent contact with him during the recent months, and weeks for that matter, specifically speaking Louisiana-Monroe.
Can’t forget to mention that schools from Conference USA are in the mix, with Rice leading the way. Programs from the American Athletic Conference might emerge as players too, mainly Tulane.
All things considered, after taking a step back and looking at his body of work, McDaniel is bound for success at the next level. Naturally, after his finale on the prep circuit in the All-American Bowl.
Editor’s note: Each participant in the All-American Bowl will receive a Jersey Presentation during All-American Bowl Weekend with plenty of media in attendance, both national and local.