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.
One of the more recognizable national names, regardless of the facility, Blake Stenstrom from Valor Christian (CO) recently received an acknowledgement. A Colorado commit, he certainly was deserving.
The 6-foot-3 and 194-pound quarterback will line up for the Blue vs. Grey on Jan. 13 at EverBank Field. And he could, perhaps, end up as the difference between winning and losing in this one.
Stenstrom was the nation’s No. 30 player at his position in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, an accurate talent indicator as the tool takes into account evaluations of all the major recruiting services.
College coaches and scouts appeared to agree with his upside. Prior to the pledge to the Buffaloes, he had received interest from teams in the ACC and Big 12 Conference, among many others.
Duke and Michigan were a couple potential suitors. Worth mentioning, Pac-12 Conference counterparts such as Stanford and Washington seemed to be in the mix for a potential commitment.
In the end, however, the best possible fit for Stenstrom was in Boulder (CO) and he’ll head back home to the Rocky Mountains after a highly-anticipated appearance 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.