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 2015 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.
The focus this time around is on Jeff Smith from Clearwater Central Catholic (FL). All eyes were on him, in fact, during an event held on campus, where the school’s gym was filled to capacity.
A Boston College commit, the 6-foot-1 and 170-pound athlete can line up at wide receiver or quarterback and will be uniform for the South vs. North on Jan. 10 at Raymond James Stadium.
Smith was the state’s No. 97 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.
Despite the pledge to the Eagles, more than a few programs from around the country remain interested in him. Indiana, Iowa State, Louisville and Wisconsin put scholarships on the table.
Nevertheless, Smith appears poised to leave the South behind, for now, and head North to play on Saturdays. That is, of course, after he makes an appearance in the All-American Bowl.
Editor’s note: Each participant in the game will receive a Jersey Presentation during All-American Bowl Weekend with plenty of media in attendance, both national and local.