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 2018 are recognized in front of family and friends. The community in general, to that end.
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.
Shomari Hayes from Mountain Pointe (AZ) recently received an acknowledgement. The 6-foot-2 and 280-pound defensive lineman was selected to line up for the North vs. South on Jan. 6 at Raymond James Stadium.
Hayes was the state’s No. 42 recruit in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, an accurate indicator of talent considering the tool takes into account evaluations of all the major recruiting services.
Difficult to deal with down in the trenches this season, he has essentially made a living in the opponent’s backfield and totaled 45 tackles, 22 solo stops, and 6.5 sacks in a mere eight games thus far.
Accordingly, Hayes first attracted interest from several schools in the Mountain West Conference. Nowadays, multiple teams from the Pac-12 Conference have expressed varied levels of interest.
Where he ends up in college is anyone’s guess at this stage of the game. Playing on Saturday’s is a near certainty, though. That is, of course, after Hayes first plays 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.