Safe to say, and after making more than a few stops there in years past, it was nice this past weekend to be back at Cincinnati Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium for the Blue-Grey Regional Combine.
As always, there was no shortage of talent when it came to the prospects out on the field. Many prospects, in fact, left a lasting impression. That said, here’s a closer look at the best of the best.
Alex Wisnyai, QB, (OH): After an eye-opening debut right around this time last year, the 6-foot-3 and 210-pound junior delivered a well-rounded encore effort.
Nate Embry, QB, North Hopkins (KY): The 6-3 and 205-pound junior looked the part and played the part, too. The bottom line is, he possesses plenty of upside.
Jack Tirmonia, WR, Jackson (OH): A big target in the red zone, the 6-3 and 185-pound junior also did a good job on the sideline, underneath and down the field.
Isaiah Ebarb, WR, Conner (KY): The 6-foot and 190-pound junior made the difficult catch, often times, appear effortless. He caught everything thrown his way.
Justin Ellis, LB, John Hay (OH): Big and strong, his game seemed to be best suited for the second level and the 6-1 and 202-pound junior impressed throughout.
Tyler Jensen, LB, Plainfield South (IL): The 6-2 and 195-pound junior did not shy away from big stage. Same thing can be said about teammate Mitch Ganassin.
Andrew O’Bryan, LB, Paul Glazer (KY): The 6-3 and 225-pound junior has the type of frame desired by most coaches and scouts from schools at the next level.
Bryce Obeng, LB, Akron Firestone (OH): With a motor that simply didn’t stop, the 5-10 and 221-pound junior had one gear and went full-speed from start to finish.
Keeshon Brent, LB, South County (KY): The 6-foot and 200-pound junior was the fastest prospect in attendance. Mind you, that was regardless of size or position.
Tyrece Speaight, DB, Upper Arlington (OH): With a commitment to Kent State already in place, the 5-foot-10 and 167-pound junior put on quite a show for everyone.
Treyvon Akins, DB, John Hay (OH): The 6-foot and 171-pound junior is a jack-of-all-trades type and he proved to be capable of playing on both sides of the ball.
Royce Colbert, DB, Whitmer (OH): Certainly no stranger to this kind of environment, the 5-9 and 165-pound junior did well for the second time in as many years.
Mitchell Larsen, DB, Fairfield (OH): The 6-foot and 180-pound junior did not back down from any of the many challenges presented to him by the coaching staff.
Deonte Wells, DB, John Hay (OH): Aggressive, also eager to make a name for himself, the 5-11 and 155-pound junior turned out to be willing to put in extra work.
Bryce Workman, DB, Paintsville (KY): The 5-10 and 170-pound junior matched up again the top pass-catchers on hand. He held his own, too. And then some.
Demetrius Holt, DB, Louisville Male (KY): Not afraid to mix it up, the 5-foot-8 and 160-pound junior did well in bump-and-run coverage by being physical and fast.
Tyler Stiers, DB, Marysville (OH): The 5-11 and 190-pound junior turned some heads during the skills testing, and then, there was no drop-off during the one-on-ones.
Brandon Hagerdon, OL, Jefferson (OH): One of strongest recruits to show up, the 6-2 and 275-pound junior had little, or no, problems, with winning his exchanges.
Kaleb Slaven, OL, Delta (IN): The 6-5 and 255-pound junior displayed a mean streak, and in our book, there’s nothing wrong with playing a little, or a lot, of attitude.
Matt Prewitt, DL, Little Miami (OH): The 6-3 and 250-pound junior was seemingly without peer when it came down to players at his spot on the field. He dominated.