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.
Koa Farmer from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (CA) will be the topic of conversation in this space. For many reasons, too. Make no mistake, there’s plenty to talk about when it comes him.
A Penn State commit, the 6-foot-1 and 200-pound defensive back will be a force to be reckon with as the last line of secondary defense for the South vs. North on Jan. 11 at Raymond James Stadium.
Farmer was the nation’s No. 13 player at his position 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 the pledge with the Nittany Lions, he had double-digit offers on the table. We’re talking about schools from the SEC and programs from the Pac-12 Conference, among many other teams.
Also worth mentioning, other prospects with plans to play in this year’s game include Texas Tech commit Patrick Mahomes, Stanford commit Christian McCaffrey and LSU commit John Battle.
Auburn commit Kamryn Pettway, North Carolina commit Austin Proehl, Illinois commit Tre Watson, Cal commit Vic Enwere fall and SEC target Lonnie Johnson fall in the same kind of category.
Long list of well-known names aside, Farmer compares favorably to his aforementioned peers and he’ll have the opportunity to prove as much with an appearance in the brand’s 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.