Every year, right around this time, the staff from Blue-Grey Football with its 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, moreover.
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.
Mark McMillian Jr. from Williams Field (AZ) recently received an acknowledgement. The 6-foot-2 and 175-pound wide receiver was selected to line up for the North vs. South on Jan. 6 at Raymond James Stadium.
McMillian Jr. is the state’s No. 53 recruit in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, an accurate indicator of talent considering the tool takes into account evaluations of all the major recruiting services.
The national spotlight is somewhat surprising given the fact McMillian Jr. was late-bloomer, of sorts. In only his fourth year of organized ball, he’s just now started to realize his potential.
Nevertheless, there was no denying his upside. Not long ago, UCLA saw something they apparently liked in McMillian Jr. Accordingly, he took unofficial visit to the program in Westwood (CA).
Same thing can be said for Colorado and Colorado State. McMillian Jr. was on campus of each school this past year. At one point, BYU was in the mix, with varied levels of interest.
An offer figures to materialize down the road. In the meantime, all signs point to McMillian Jr. remaining focused on the task hand and making his mark 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.