Settings, especially on the gridiron, don’t get much better than the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Such was the case this past weekend as Canton (OH) was the site for the Blue-Grey Super Combine.
NFL veterans Mark McMillian, Ken Stills and Mike Bartrum were among the one-time professionals in attendance to instruct some of the top players from the Northeast, and beyond.
Multiple up-and-coming prospects did well when given the chance and several other rising recruits held their own in the environment. That said, here’s a look at the individuals on hand.
Nate Embry, QB, North Hopkins (KY): The 6-foot-3 and 210-pound senior-to-be proved why Western Kentucky and Austin Peay are interested. Other programs figure to follow suit, mind you.
Alex Wisnyai, QB, Edgewood (OH): In his second year on the combine circuit, the 6-3 and 210-pound senior-to-be is now coming into his own. With a bit more polishing, his college options will soon increase.
Cody Bartrum, QB, Meigs (OH): The 6-1 and 185-pound junior-to-be possesses plenty of upside. An athlete, versatile as they come, he could also develop in to a steady contributor on the defensive side.
Kiante Enis, ATH, Winchester Community (IN): A Michigan commit, the 6-2 and 190-pound senior-to-be was on the official roster. Not in attendance due to unforeseen circumstances, he remains on the radar.
Jack Tirmonia, WR, Jackson (OH): The 6-3 and 185-pound senior-to-be has a pair of offers. And once words starts to spread about his effort, it would not be surprising to see his scholarship count climb.
David Barnett, WR, Shawnee (OH): Able to do just about whatever he wanted, the 6-3 and 190-pound senior-to-be figures to have several schools jump on his bandwagon. Valparaiso is already on board.
Brian Bullock, WR, Thomas Dale (VA): The 5-10 and 172-pound senior-to-be continues to fly under the radar. That whole scenario could be on the verge of changing, however. You heard it here first.
Shaquille Perry, WR, McKinley (OH): When it came to skills testing, the 5-11 and 195-pound senior-to-be was seemingly without peer. He did well in just about every drill and left a lasting impression.
Jordan Williams WR, Roger Bacon (OH): The 6-foot and 175-pound senior-to-be caught what appeared to be everything thrown in his general vicinity. Safe to say, he was a favorite of the signal-callers.
Jonah Morris, ATH Archbishop Hoban (OH): A Michigan State commit, the 6-4 and 195-pound senior-to-be could join the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl Watch List despite missing the planned workout.
Dakota Trice, LB, Brandon (FL): The 5-11 and 190-pound junior-to-be figures to be busy this summer with possible camp destinations close to home at Florida State and Miami. Kentucky is another option.
Brian Lapke, LB, Papillion La Vista South (NE): With some interest from the Missouri Valley Football Conference, most notably South Dakota State, the 5-10 and 185-pound senior-to-be is well on his way.
Keaton Henry, LB, Boone Central (NE): The 6-3 and 230-pound senior-to-be certainly passed the eye test. In addition to his impressive frame, he showed the ability to run the show at the second level.
Maurice Green, LB, Hopewell (VA): Perhaps unfairly knocked for his size, of perceived lack thereof, the 5-9 and 175-pound senior-to-be played bigger than his measurables and made play after play.
Sharmane Alexander, LB, Brunswick (VA): The 6-foot and 195-pound junior-to-be, on paper that is, was one of the more inexperienced individuals on hand. Still, he played with the poise of a varsity veteran.
Broderick Jones, DB, Summer Creek (TX): The road trip from the Lone State State was worthwhile for the 5-9 and 180-pound senior-to-be with feelers from the Big 10 Conference, specifically Purdue.
Anthony Mason, DB, Thomas Dale (VA): The 5-11 and 175-pound senior-to-be deserves more credit than he’s received in the past. With a motor that simply doesn’t stop, he rarely, if ever, takes a play off.
Lorenzo Taborn, OL, Sidney (OH): Bowling Green and Toledo have reached out to the 6-4 and 314-pound senior-to-be. Still, he could be destined for a bigger program such as Cincinnati or Kentucky.
Doug Leighty, OL, Southmoreland (PA): The 6-4 and 250-pound senior-to-be has a relentless work ethic. Perhaps equally important, he was willing to be coached. Put that together and it’s a good mix.
Ashton Hollie, OL, DeQuincy (LA): Eager to prove he belonged with the best in attendance, the 6-3 and 270-pound senior-to-be made the most out of his opportunities when the spotlight was on him.
Joshua Bertelsen, DL, Martinsville (IN): The 6-3 and 255-pound senior-to-be has been contacted by a few teams, including Missouri and South Florida (USF). That said, recruiting is starting to heat up.
Jordan Foreman, DL, Tolland (CT): A sleeper in this year’s crop, there’s plenty to like about the 6-2 and 250-pound senior-to-be. That said, he’s receiving interest from several schools on the East Coast.