Since the inception of Blue-Grey Football back in 1989, our brand has opened up plenty of doors for not only high-profile prospects from all over the country, but also the nation’s under-the-radar type of recruits. In doing so, and regardless of status, many individuals have achieved their respective goals of playing at the next level.
More recently, by popular demand as a direct result of expansion starting with the Class of 2013, more than 7,000 recruits on a yearly basis have competed in a Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Regional or Super Regional). Most of those workouts, mind you, were held at NFL stadiums or facilities and run by our staff of NFL veterans.
Following some stat-stuffing by the Blue-Grey Football Marketing Department, metrics revealed that nearly 73 percent of recent combine participants secured a scholarship in the NCAA Division I ranks, or II, III, NAIA, also Junior College. Bottom line: A good effort in the setting we provide increases the chances for national exposure.
Another factor involved is, when a prospect does well at a particular All-American Combine, he then qualifies for Red Zone Prospects, a division of Blue-Grey Football that enables college coaches to gather additional information on players from workouts. The powers that be receive evaluations from our one-time NFL athletes, as well.
Over the past 20-plus years, without being boastful, we readily acknowledge the many attendees of the All-American Combine who have moved on to play professional ball. Quite a few in the NFL, in fact, and some after being candidates for the Heisman Trophy. There you have it, what most consider, and rightfully so, our success rate.