Around this time last week, recruits in the Class of 2014 from all over the country had the opportunity to put their names on the proverbial dotted line with colleges during National Signing Day, including multiple alums of the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
Over the course of the past seven days, or so, we’ve attempted to provide as many updates as possible on prospects who participated in our recent games Jan. 11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa (Fla.) and also Dec. 22 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas (Tex.).
That said, the goal this time around is to do the same thing: Announce the names of players that left a lasting impression on the many scouts in attendance at one of the two games, and accordingly, improved their stock in the eyes of the powers that be.
One of the more impressive overall performances was put forth by Tre Watson, who walked away with Defensive MVP in his own backyard of the Sunshine State. Keep in mind, the 6-2 and 230-pound linebacker from Tampa Catholic (FL) had a handful of scholarship offers to consider. In the end, however, he honored his commitment to Illinois.
Another individual to consider was Lex Sowards. The 6-foot-3 and 275-pound offensive lineman from Ryle (KY) decided that Indiana State was the best possible fit and signed with the Sycamores. Among the other options for him were Cincinnati and Marshall.
Devan Stubblefield was another individual who made the most of his opportunity on the big stage. The 6-foot and 180-pound wide receiver from St. Louis (HI) decided to stay close to home and will play for Hawaii despite interest from Kansas and Washington State.
Once thought of as an under-the-radar type, Anfernee Harris emerged as one to watch during the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. The 5-11 and 170-pound safety out of Willis Point (TX) signed with East Texas Baptist University, a team in NCAA Division III.
In an interesting turn of events, Spencer Hendee opted for the junior college route and will attend Tyler College. Nevertheless, it’s a mere matter of time before the 6-4 and 285-pound offensive lineman from Round Rock (TX) signs with a school in NCAA Division I.
There you have it, another well-rounded list of recruits who recently participated in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl and are now about to embark on a career in college. And stay tuned, we plan to deliver additional news on players once the information is available.