With another week in the books on the recruiting trail, we have some important news on another group of players who firmed up plans to play at the next level after each individual took advantage of a much-needed opportunity at the recent Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
Anthony Davis, Shawn Bane, Jake Whittenburg, Tyler Gildner and Josh Fox are just a few prospects from the Class of 2014 to recently commit to schools from all over the country. Next stop for them, and sooner rather than later, is a college football perhaps field near you.
That said, it’s reasonable to expect that there will be many more pledges given to schools by alums of the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in the future. Naturally, we plan to provide an update on the status of those players once the information becomes available to our staff.
Davis opened up plenty of eyes as a member of the South during the game in Tampa (Fla.) on Jan. 11. Based on his defensive effort, he received offers from multiple programs and the 5-foot-11 and 200-pound linebacker from Chamberlain (Fla.) then committed to Toledo.
Bane left a lasting impression at the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Tampa. Keep in mind, the 6-foot and 170-pound wide receiver for the South from Sarasota (Fla.) didn’t have many choices to speak of. Now, he has options in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
The coaching staff for the West during the game in Dallas (Tex.) back on Dec. 22 apparently liked what they saw from Whittenburg. And not surprisingly, less than two months later, the 6-1 and 195-pound wide receiver from Perryton (Tex.) committed to Eastern Illinois.
Gilder from Robbinsville (N.J) and Fox from Ledford (N.C.) were both down in the trenches, along the offensive line, for the East team at the game in Dallas. Fast forward to present day, Hilder is heading to Bethune-Cookman and Fox committed to Campbell University.
Author: Sean Ceglinsky
Sean Ceglinsky is a freelance writer from Los Angeles (Calif.) and has covered sports in the Golden State, and on the West Coast, for the better part of the past 15 years. He will be a regular contributor for Blue-Grey Football. Follow him on Twitter: @SeanCeglinsky