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 2014 are recognized in front of family and friends. The community in general, to that end.
Two games soon take place, it’s worth mentioning, each located at a well-known NFL venue, more specifically Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium.
All the action 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.
That said, Christian McCaffrey from Valor Christian (CO) recently enjoyed the spotlight. And under the bright lights, NFL veteran Mark McMilllian was in attendance for the memorable ceremony.
A Stanford commit, the 6-foot and 195-pound running back could end up playing alongside Texas Tech commit Patrick Mahomes and SEC target Lonnie Johnson in the Lone Star State on Dec. 22.
McCaffrey might team with LSU commit John Battle and Illinois commit Tre Watson in the Sunshine State on Jan. 11. He figures to be a marquee name in the brand’s All-American Bowl, regardless.
McCaffrey was the country’s No. 91 player overall in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, by and large an accurate talent indicator as the tool considers evaluations of all the major recruiting services.
Prior to his decision to play for the Cardinal, while looking for the best possible fit, there were plenty of options for him to choose from. All over the country, not only on the West Coast.
Florida State, Michigan and Nebraska were among the many programs to quickly recognize his skill set. The bandwagon also included the likes of Notre Dame, Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Closer to home, Oregon, UCLA and nearby Colorado emerged as players for a potential pledge. Along with the rest though, everyone was on the outside looking in for a commitment.
Still, before he lines up and takes the first snap at the next level, McCaffrey has some unfinished business to attend to. That being, of course, playing in the brand’s All-American Bowl.