All-American Bowl: Awards and observations from Tuesday’s practice

SANT ‘ANTONIO – The East and West rosters kicked off training on Tuesday as All-American Bowl week kicked off. Rivals.com National Recruiting Analysts Adam Gorney and Sam Spiegelman each take turns viewing east and west workouts.

Here are their practice awards and day one observations.

THE BULL

Chris McClellan

Florida signer Chris McClellan is an absolute force from multiple positions along the defensive line. Rivals250 equipment is rolling rock from the inside; he is agile and explosive off the line with remarkable athleticism for the position. Whether it’s off the edge or inside, McClellan couldn’t be contained on Tuesday with his engine and second and third effort.

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*****

MONSTER ARM

Drew Allar

Drew Allar

Drew Allar has an excellent size and excellent arm and had a good day 1. He is 1.5m tall and has a really live arm, he makes all flips look easy and when he needs to zip there is no it is problem and can also put some air under it and let the receivers run under the ball. The Penn State signer is physically impressive and has all the talent for the arms in the world. Sometimes on a deep ball, Allar puts a little too much air under it and the catcher has to wait a split second longer than he should, but that’s fussy and the four-star had a great day.

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*****

MR. VERSATILE

Elia Pritchett

Elia Pritchett

Elijah Pritchett mostly lined up on the right guard during the first day of practice and did really well to use his muscles and physical nature to dominate one-on-one. The four-star said Alabama wants to use him as an offensive tackle, but with so many tackles on the roster, Pritchett was fine moving inside just to be able to compete. It worked well.

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*****

THE BIG CAT

Dani Dennis-Sutton

Dani Dennis-Sutton

Dani Dennis-Sutton was not only physically dominant, but he showed great athleticism against every offensive tackle during one-on-one reps. The Penn State signer looks good physically, moves well, is fluid and then when he starts rep Dennis-Sutton plays with great aggression and a fantastic engine.

*****

MR. COHERENT

Kevin Coleman

Kevin Coleman

The Western team was limited in one-on-one reps, but four-star receiver Kevin Coleman stood out on that team as he ran tight courses, captured every pass, and then had a second gear to accelerate and make things happen. The St. Louis (Mo.) champion St. Mary is underpowered but is so fast and dynamic that he could break a big game at any time. It was a solid first day for him.

*****

THE ADONIS

Quency Wiggins

Quency Wiggins

LSU signer Quency Wiggins also scored a dominant first day in San Antonio. Wiggins also saw action from the edge and beyond the center; the results were consistent. Defensive linesman Rivals100 plays with leverage. It combines enormous size and length with immense power. He is finishing his second year of football after a long experience in basketball. Its positive side is skyrocketing.

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*****

THE MOUNTAIN

Ernesto Greene

Ernesto Greene

A Rivals nickname once consecrated to Texas A&M five-star signer Bryce Foster, Rivals100 guard Ernest Greene made a worthy effort in the first session. The massive Californian has withstood a number of pass-rush moves and even recorded a 1-on-1 takedown. It’s a pre-moldable piece with plenty of elite traits for a trenchman. Georgia and Alabama are both fighting over Greene.

*****

THE BEAR

Billy Schrauth

Billy Schrauth

Notre Dame signer Billy Schrauth was outstanding during OL-DL workouts as an early attacker who moves well with formidable upper body strength. The Rivals250 guard is light on its feet and locks impressively from side to side. Also of note: After an impressive rip move by Purdue signer Nic Caraway, Schrauth rebounded with another strong rep. He was at his game.

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*****

THE DASHBOARD

Tyson Ford

Tyson Ford

Another bus-looking first player, 6-foot 5, 260-pound Tyson Ford is a massive presence off the edge and plays downhill with leverage with some heavy reps against some of the best offensive tackles at hand in the Western practice. The Notre Dame signer combines size, length and speed with the ball and caught our eye this week.

*****

ON-TAPP

J'Mond Tapp

J’Mond Tapp

Texas signer J’Mond Tapp is another front seven Army Swiss Army knife that gave Western offensive linemen fits from the inside and the edge. The defensive end of Rivals250 can also stand up and get after the opposing quarterbacks. He has strong, offensive hands and is agile enough to keep linesmen off balance, not to mention impressive speed.

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