With the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl only months away now, and the clock ticking faster and faster toward the opening kickoff, the first stop on this year’s nationwide Jersey Presentation Tour took place this past weekend.
The proverbial red carpet was rolled out for Jeremiah Pritchard from Silverado (NV) as NFL veterans Mark McMillian and Randall Cunningham were in attendance to recognize the 6-foot and 200-pound senior linebacker.
Pritchard will line up for the West vs. East when the country’s premier prospects from the Class of 2016 play in the All-American Bowl on Dec. 20 at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium. In the meantime, hype continues to build.
Worth mentioning, following the showdown in Texas at Jerry Jones’ house, two other games take place: The first encounter is North vs. South on Jan. 9 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and then Blue vs. Grey on Jan. 16 at Jacksonville Jaguars’ Everbank Field.
Colorado, Hawaii and UNLV have already offered Pritchard. The scholarship count figures to increase. Sooner rather than later, of course. Oregon and Washington are two of the many other schools that are interested in him.
Pritchard first emerged on the radar during March’s Blue-Grey Regional Combine in Honolulu (HI), the brand’s first on the island. There, he impressed our NFL veteran staff, most notably Tevita Ofahengaue and McMillian.
There was no shortage of talent (story here) with notable seniors Michael Eletise, Sean Auwae, Nate Herbig, Vavae Malepeai, Kalakau Timoteo and Ephraim Tuliloa. Junior Tua Tagovailoa could end up being the best of the bunch.
“First time I worked with him, I was impressed with the overall work ethic of Pritchard,” McMillian said. “I had a chance to see him again, this time in person over in Las Vegas, and was more impressed. He’s a big-time talent.”