Thanks in large part to a well-rounded team of individuals that were put in place to help a hard-working group of recruits reach college after participating in the recent Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, dreams do in fact come true and all-important goals are being achieved.
Scouts from all over the country were focused in on the prospects in attendance on Jan. 11 at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. All eyes were also on the athletes during the game back on Dec. 22 at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium.
What follows is an inside look at some of the players who took advantage of the opportunity when it presented itself at the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. Keep in mind, these recruits are only a few of the many who performed well. Expect details on the others soon.
Dalton Sturm from Goliad (TX) received some rave reviews and then signed with University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Same thing can essentially be said about the effort of Ahmad Muhammad from Plano East (TX) and he’s heading to Stephen F. Austin.
Jamal Jones from Creekview (TX) made the most of his opportunity and will play at Lamar. Shawn Doucette from Mountain Ridge (AZ) does not plan to stay close, and will instead, head to East Carolina. Devin Gray from Hitchcock (TX) is bound for UTEP.
Jay Maduro could be the next to commit. Several schools have contacted the 5-foot-10 and 175-pound defensive back from Orlando (FL) Freedom, including South Florida (USF) and Florida International (FIU). Plans are in the works for a visit to Central Florida (UCF).
Several alums of the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl plan to take the junior college route first and then move to the next level, whether it be NCAA Division I,I-AA, II or III. Perhaps even NAIA. The path has worked out well for others before. It’s a means to an end.
The list of recruits who competed in the recent Blue-Grey All-American Bowl, and now, have plans to play in college continues to grow. And once information becomes available about the final destination for the rest of our prospects, we’ll be sure to share the news.
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