As in recent years past, with NFL trainer extraordinaire Rodney Beasley and NFL veteran Larry Ryans out in front inside of Proehlific Park, there was no shortage of talent at the Blue-Grey Regional Combine in North Carolina.
The prospects in attendance this time around, in fact, could one day soon be considered as one of the more memorable groups around. That said, let’s get down to business and take a look at who left a lasting impression.
B.J. Emmons, RB, Freedom (NC): There was plenty of hype surrounding him before the workout and the 6-foot and 205-pound junior who’s a Georgia commit delivered on much of the advanced billing by day’s end. Also, despite the pledge to the Bulldogs, recruiting likely won’t slow down anytime soon.
Tevin Evans, RB, Webb (NC): The 5-11 and 212-pound junior did well from start to finish in this setting, particularly so during the one-on-one session. He caused headaches for many opponents, it’s safe to say that much.
Lamar Goods, RB, Northwood (NC): Not to be outdone by his qualified counterparts, the 5-11 and 200-pound junior held his own. And then some. The effort won’t be forgotten anytime soon.
Trevion McCollum, QB, Western Alamance (NC): The 5-11 and 187-pound junior has received interest from Appalachian State and Indiana. After seeing him in action, the attention is warranted.
Jaquon Crawford, QB, Freedom (NC): Perhaps a bit underneath the radar before things got started, the perception of the 5-11 and 285-pound junior certainly changed when all was said and done.
Ko Powell, QB, Oneonta (AL): The 6-foot and 172-pound junior did not back down from any challenges, that is, regardless of the situation. His focus and intensity was appreciated by those on hand.
Jacob Hunter, ATH, Rocky Mount (NC): Right around this time last year, the 5-10 and 175-pound junior made his debut at this venue. Accordingly, the encore was even better.
Sherrod Greene, LB, Rocky Mount (NC): The 6-1 and 210-pound junior already has an offer from Old Dominion. Once words spreads about his effort, others will follow suit.
Rakym Winstead, LB, Webb (NC): There’s plenty to like about the 5-11 and 231-pound junior, maybe most notably his frame. Still, big body and all, there was no drop-off in athleticism.
Rudolph Singleton, LB, Village Christian Academy (NC): The 6-1 and 205-pound junior went toe-to-toe with recruits on both sides of scrimmage, and often, got the better of the exchanges.
Jasper Fuller, DB, Clinton (SC): A cover-corner, the 5-10 and 170-pound junior handled his business. No surprise, Georgia State, Georgia Southern and Savannah State have contacted him.
Timothy Horne, DL, Anson (NC): The 6-4 and 269-pound junior with interest from the SEC, was on the official roster. Prior commitments, however, prevented him from working out.
Dayquan Watkins, OL, Roberson (NC): An underclassman, the 6-7 and 330-pound sophomore was not timid and displayed several glimpses of experience, similar to a varsity-level athlete.
Brock Wright, OL, Maiden (NC): The 6-6 and 330-pound junior was a man among boys, most times, when the action took place down in the trenches. He opened eyes, bottom line.
Malik Dillard, OL, Eden Morehead (NC): With a motor that rarely, if ever, stopped during the workout, the 6-4 and 250-pound junior was relentless. And that type of energy was contagious.