The second day of All-American Bowl training included a morning of offensive and defensive setup followed by a joint afternoon session with the East and West teams.
Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst Sam Spiegelman reflects from what we have learned from Wednesday’s practices and thoughts of the week so far from Texas.
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Allar is subclassified at 71
Penn State signer Drew Allar climbed 124 spots in the latest rankings update, but at number 71 the quarterback is still underclassified. Allar has a fantastic deep ball and excels at off-platform throws. It’s also calm out of the pocket and even more impressive on the go or buying time for its receivers.
Allar has challenged himself in the next quarterback level this 2022 cycle alongside five-star Walker Howard and Ty Simpson headed to Alabama. Along with Conner Weigman and Devin Brown, there is some shuffling to be done at the top of the quarterback rankings with Allar certainly worthy of continuing his rise.
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The receivers win the day
Of all the position groups, the receivers and the defensive ends won the day. There were a handful of directors questioning for MVP position with Kevin Coleman, Isaiah Bond, CJ Williams, Kojo Antwi and Barion Brown creating compelling cases.
Coleman has been dynamic on and off his breaks and is an outstanding runner capable of separating at the top of his courses, even against some of the top-tier defenders in attendance. Williams is fluid, able to stretch the pitch and make it seem seamless in the process.
Antwi, the Ohio state signatory, made a handful of contested tricks and played downfield throughout the day. Peach State product is dangerous even after capture. Brown has a similar skill set and has done damage over the top. He’s explosive with downfield speed but has lost some easy scores.
Other receivers with strong days include Isaiah Bond (Alabama). Isaiah Sategna (Arkansas), Landon Samson (South Carolina) and Kyion Graves (Ohio State).
New DB in the five-star conversation
Rivals100 cornerback Julian Humphrey turned into another stellar day with more broken passes and an interception during the 7v7 part of joint training. The Georgia petitioner has record-breaking track speeds and ball-hunting trends that were on display on Wednesday.
Humphrey boasts size (6 ft-2, 180 lbs), speed (21.17 200M; 10.55 100M) and instinct in coverage. He played against some of the best passers-by in training on Wednesday and has consistently been outstanding at various events throughout the year, including in San Antonio, and should be considered for a fifth star and a place among the best in the nation. corner echelon in the final update.
Stock Up: Vandy, Purdue, Duke is committed
There is a surplus of well-known four- and five-star recruits on hand, but some of the escort prospects include a three-star trio. That group is led by Vanderbilt promise CB Trudell Berry; Duke DE signer Vincent Anthony Jr. and Purdue DE signer Nic Caraway.
Berry, who has gone from Marshall to SEC, is long (6 feet-1, 185) and is capable of going step by step with some of the fastest receivers in there and defending over the top. He is a player who has come forward very well. Anthony was absolutely stellar. It is explosive to the limit and has generated a good pushback from multiple positions. First year coach Mike Elko has a young linesman to work with. Caraway also thrived on her transition from linebacker eventually. He’s wildly athletic with length and has been blinking jerky this week.
DE five star show
Defensive Finals are a premium position that we can expect to hear called early and often during the NFL Draft. The best in the country continued their strong start to All-American Bowl practices in San Antonio with dominant efforts in the east-west showdown.
Penn State signer Dani Dennis-Sutton was one of the best players of the week. The Maryland native was putting pressure on his future teammate Allar during the team’s training parts earlier in the day, then showed off the explosive first step and blend of power and speed against the SEC’s offensive tackle signers. .
Georgia signer Mykel Williams was just as bad on Day 2. The five-star showed violent hands and devastating swimming moves as part of an impressive arsenal of pass-rush techniques. Williams plays with leverage and was as efficient at winning from the edge as he was on the inside.
Marvin Jones Jr. will make a terrific 1-2 punch opposite Williams. The Other the future five-star Bulldog recorded arguably the most impressive rep of the week to date with its long lethal arm. It also combines length, speed and power and flies over the edge. Georgia may not have signed class No. 1, but a five-star front with Jones, Williams and Bear Alexander is unfair by most standards.