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All-American Bowl: Day 2 practice updates

Jeremy Crabtree12 days
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The All-American Bowl is at 1 p.m. ET Saturday at the Alamodome. Around 100 of the nation’s top recruits are in attendance and are divided into two teams.

On3’s Jeremy Crabtree, Joseph Hastings, Gerry Hamilton, Jeremy Johnson, Charles Power and other On3 writers are on location at the Alamodome and Trinity University for the second day of practice and will have updates, observations, and recruiting notes throughout the session. Practice runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Wednesday and 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET.

While a majority of the players in the All-American Bowl are already signed, there still will be plenty of recruiting headlines leading up to Saturday’s game at the Alamodome.

Unlike the Under Armour All-America Game, where only three players announced commitments, there’s a long list of players set to announce at the All-American Bowl. Crabtree previews the announcements, and the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine has forecasts on where each player announcing is trending heading into the game on Saturday.

Hamilton and Powers reviewed the top performers from the first day of practice, including East MVP DL Mykel Williams (Georgia) and West MVP QB Devin Brown (Ohio State). You can read more about the other impressive players from Day 1 at this link. Crabtree also looks at the impact COVID-19 has had on the West roster.

2022 All-American Bowl roster

Day 2 All-American Bowl practice updates

Afternoon session

2:40 p.m.Notre Dame offensive lineman signee Aamil Wagner is not dressed out for the second session of practice on Wednesday. Both teams have arrived at the Alamodome and will be practicing together. There’s also a set of referees on the field, too. Both teams are in shoulder pads and helmets. – Jeremy Crabtree

2:59 p.m. Both teams have broken off into individual position drills here inside the Alamodome. West players are going through change of direction drills, including bag work for the defensive linemen. Both team’s quarterbacks are starting to warm up with passes to each other. – Jeremy Crabtree

3:10 p.m. Oscar Delp not working with the East team in this session. He appeared to tweak something late in the first session. – Jeremy Johnson

3:11 p.m.Both teams are warming up for the joint practice. QB’s and WR’s are doing routes on air. Alabama signee Isaiah Bond looks to have the best movement skills of the East receivers. Kentucky signee Barion Brown looks to have the best combination of speed and ball skills here. He has very soft hands. – Charles Power

3:12 p.m. Alabama signee Isaiah Bond has the quickest feet and change of direction of any receiver on the East Team. Explosive movements out of cuts. – Gerry Hamilton

3:15 p.m.The West squad is going through 7-on-7 drills and Devin Brown continues to sling it. The Ohio State bound quarterback just hit uncommitted WR C.J. Williams on a seam route where the window was extremely small. It would have gone for a 40-yard touchdown. As On3’s Charles Power put it: “He’s ripping it.” – Jeremy Crabtree

3:16 p.m.Texas signee Jaylon Guilbeau remains a standout. Had an interception earlier today, and flashed his ability to high-point the football during individual drills in the second portion of practice. Good hands and really athletic. – Charles Power

3:17 p.m.TCU bound corner Kyron Chambers continues to impress in coverage during 7-on-7 drills. He just locked up uncommitted WR C.J. Williams on a back-shoulder fade. Chambers was right there with Williams every step and he made the play to break the pass up. – Jeremy Crabtree

3:19 p.m. Notre Dame signee Tobias Merriweather just had a fantastic grab. Had to adjust his body while running diagonally to the end zone, and hauled in the pass while falling down. Great display of concentration. – Joseph Hastings

3:20 p.m.Injury update: Notre Dame offensive lineman signee Aamil Wagner has ice on his right shoulder. – Jeremy Crabtree

3:21 p.m.East and West are now doing one-on-ones. West wide receivers against East defensive backs on one side, and East offensive line against West defensive line on the other side. – Joseph Hastings

3:22 p.m. Ohio State battle in 1v1’s in East v West. Tegra Tshabola stones and throws Caden Curry to the ground. – Gerry Hamilton

3:26 p.m.C.J. Williams has his helmet off and is getting stretched on the field. – Joseph Hastings

3:27 p.m.Mykel Williams just bullied Notre Dame signee Billy Schrauth into the bag. Gave him a word or two at the end of the rep. – Jeremy Johnson

3:29 p.m.Mykel Williams has gotten the best of Notre Dame signee Billy Schrauth on a couple of reps. Simply overpowered him on the first rep. – Joseph Hastings

3:36 p.m.Five-star Mykel Williams just showing all the moves today. Uses swim to get the win here. Shown power and speed so far. – Jeremy Johnson

3:38 p.m. Stanford signee Terian Williams just had a perfectly executed pass breakup on a ball intended for Kojo Antwi. Antwi had it in his grasps in the end zone, but Williams stripped it out at the last minute. – Joseph Hastings

3:41 p.m.Wide receivers Isaiah Bond and Barion Brown have separated from others today at the position for East Team. Brown is the most physically gifted WR in the All-American Bowl. Bond is winning with quick feet, and vertical speed. – Gerry Hamilton

3:41 p.m. Arkansas wide receiver signee Isaiah Sategna started off his route slow and faked inside before bursting down the sideline to get past his defender for a would-be touchdown. – Joseph Hastings

3:50 p.m. Initial observations from OL/DL one-on-ones:

UGA DL signee Mykel Williams showed why he’s a five-star prospect. During the first battle against Notre Dame OL signee Billy Schrauth, Williams was stalemated. However, he then went on to win his next four one-on-ones in a row against all comers. Williams showed an explosive first step off the line, but he also displayed some good strength when he was engaged with linemen and some flashy pass moves like a swim move.

No matter who it was – including Ohio State commitment Carson Hinzman and Schrauth – Williams dominated.

Georgia five-star EDGE Marvin Jones Jr. showed why On3 has him ranked as the No. 1 overall player. He beat Josh Conerly Jr. and Deandre Marshall and then flipped sides and won two more reps.

Texas EDGE J’mond Tapp won four quality reps during one-one-ones. He won two off of the right side of the line and then flipped and won two others on the left side.

Ohio State OL signee George Fitzpatrick won multiple reps during one-on-ones. The same is true about Purdue DL signee Nic Caraway from the West squad.

Notre Dame DL signee Aiden Gobaira beat Josh Conerly Jr. during the second round of one-on-ones with a powerful push combined with a quick first step. – Jeremy Crabtree

3:52 p.m.Another OL observation: Earnest Greene has been strong throughout most of the battles. He’s held his own against speed rushers on the EDGE, but he also used good strength on multiple reps to push defenders past the quarterback. “He was really, really good,” On3’s Gerry Hamilton said. – Jeremy Crabtree

3:53 p.m.Earnest Greene and Dani Dennis-Sutton split reps. Greene stayed square with balance on first rep win. Dennis-Sutton won with pull and inside move on second rep. – Gerry Hamilton

3:58 p.m.Deyon Bouie sitting on the bench not taking park in 7-on-7 at the moment. Took a hard fall during earlier period. – Jeremy Johnson

3:59 p.m.Drew Allar the best passer of any QB on either team. Threw an absolute seed on a deep out cut that Barion Brown dropped. Came back with a go route to Isaiah Bond for a TD against attached coverage by Kyron Chambers. – Gerry Hamilton

4:03 p.m. Future Crimson Tide wide receiver Isaiah Bond is showing off his full skill set today. Bond blew past a corner down the sidelines for an easy touchdown, and had to go up high to bring in an overthrown ball on his next rep. – Joseph Hastings

Morning session

10:51 a.m. LSU signee Jordan Allen announced via a his Twitter that he has arrived in San Antonio to take part in the All-American Bowl. – Jeremy Johnson

11:00 a.m. West: Was informed by one of the West coaches that they have brought in some additional offensive linemen and defensive backs. The West practiced with just three DBs and six o-linemen on Tuesday. – Joseph Hastings

11:01 a.m.East: Davison Igbinosun tested positive for COVID, so he’s done here in San Antonio. – Jeremy Johnson

11:10 a.mAlabama signee Isaiah Bond is the first WR out on the field for East Team. Easy to tell he is attacking this week as a business week. Getting work in, making sure he is ready to compete. – Gerry Hamilton

11:16 a.m. – West: It appears the West has added two offensive linemen to the roster. During the first practice session there were only six players and now there are eight out there. Josh Conerly Jr.Earnest GreeneBilly SchrauthCarson HinzmanHunter Erb and George Fitzpatrick are back on the field from yesterday. – Jeremy Crabtree

11:17 a.m.West: Six defensive backs are working with the West Team and eight offensive linemen are out here as well. – Joseph Hastings

11:19 a.m. West: LSU defensive line signee Quency Wiggins certainly sticks out in terms of his physical stature and dimensions. Looks all of 6’6, 275 with long arms. – Charles Power

11:20 a.m.West: Clemson QB signee Cade Klubnik’s arm looks more lively today. He’s putting some more zip on the ball and his deep throws aren’t requiring as much effort. Klubnik told me that prior to yesterday, he hadn’t thrown the ball in over a week, so there’s some noticeable improvement today.

11:21 a.m.East: Oscar Delp working with wide receivers this morning. He’s only tight end remaining on East team. Deyon Bouie is also back with wide receivers today. – Jeremy Johnson

11:23 a.m. West: Future South Carolina Gamecock wide receiver Landon Samson has looked good so far in San Antonio. Does a great job with 5-to-10 yard routes as his release his quick and he doesn’t telegraph where he’s going. Just got praise from the wide receivers coach for running a good route. – Joseph Hastings

11:23 a.m. – West: After having only four defensive backs on Tuesday, the West has added two more to practices today. Jaylon Guilbeau (Texas), Trejon Williams (Oregon) and Xavier Nwankpa (Iowa) are back out there with two new additions. – Jeremy Crabtree

11:24 a.m.East: According to roster LSU signee Jordan Allen is wearing number 25 this morning. There doesn’t appear to be a 25 in the field this morning. Only four defensive backs working through individual drills. – Jeremy Johnson

11:24 a.m. West: Tobias Merriweather, C.J. Williams, Kevin Coleman and Landon Samson come out with the first team at receiver to start 11 on air. Devin Brown is the quarterback. – Mike Singer

11:25 a.m.East: Arkansas signee Samuel Mbake has an impressive catch radius, and quick feet in and out cuts in drills. Senior tape shows an aggressive stiff arm to maximize YAC as well. – Gerry Hamilton

11:26 a.m. While they were going against limited defenders on Tuesday and only air so far on Wednesday, the West running back combination of TreVonte’ Citizen and Raleek Brown have been outstanding in the open field through both sessions. As one West coach said on Tuesday, “that would be a killer combination” and that combination will get plenty of opportunities for big plays in the game on Saturday. – Jeremy Crabtree

11:26 a.m. – West offense going through walk throughs

LT Hunter Erb
LG George Fitzpatrick
C Carson Hinzman
RG Billy Schrauth
RT Josh Conerly Jr.

QB Devin Brown
RB TreVonte’ Citizen

WR’s are rotating – Charles Power

11:27 a.m. Definitely appears that UTSA signee Deandre Marshall has arrived and is working out with the West offensive line. He’s wearing No. 10 and currently working with the second rotation of linemen. – Jeremy Crabtree

11:29 a.m.East: Mykel Williams had a dominant day yesterday. Out grunting full speed through drills in first drill of the day. – Jeremy Johnson

11:30 a.m.East: Four-star DL Christen Miller may have a future on the coaching side. Stopped the drill to give a few coaching tips. He earned a “damn good coaching point there” from the defensive line coach. – Jeremy Johnson

11:31 a.m.West: Top-100 senior TreVonte’ Citizen is a big human. Over 6 foot and 210-plus pounds, and matches that with speed and quick cuts. Has tree trunks for legs. – Joseph Hastings

11:32 a.m. East: EDGE Aiden Gobaira leaves nothing in tank on every drill rep. Easy pick for the On3 all effort team. Quick feet to begin with, but all-out effort makes for a drill winner on the defensive line. – Gerry Hamilton

11:33 a.m. East: Georgia signee and On3 Consensus five-star Mykel Williams is right there with Gobiara in terms of max effort. Front of the line in drill work. Listens and soaks in information. – Gerry Hamilton

11:37 a.m. – West: Updated West DBs: New arrival Trudell Berry (Vanderbilt) is wearing No. 21, Terian Williams II (Stanford) will be wearing No. 27 and TCU bound corner Kyron Chambers is wearing No. 23 for the West. The West DBs have some depth now, but certainly going to be at a disadvantage in the game going against a deep East WR roster. – Jeremy Crabtree

11:39 a.m.West: Iowa signee Xavier Nwankpa is a jumbo sized safety. He’s a smooth mover but I wouldn’t be surprised to see him eventually grow into a box player.

Missouri signee D.J. Wesolak is working the the linebackers again today for the West. – Charles Power

11:42 a.m. East: Penn State signee Nick Singleton easily has the most suddenness and burst of RB’s on the East Team. He has very long arms for his height. Pocketing the ball consistently with ball in outside arm will be key at Power 5 level. Big time physical gifts with feet, bend, agility and rid out speed. – Gerry Hamilton

11:43 a.m. Clemson quarterback signee Cade Klubnik has some high expectations next year with some thinking he’ll challenge DJ Uiagalelei for the starting job. He will need to spend some time in the weight room and training table between now and then. Klubnik is around 180 pounds right now and looks it. – Charles Power

11:49 a.m. West: Chris McClellan is heading to the trainer right now. The side of his left foot has tightened, so he’s going to get that taped up. – Joseph Hastings

11:51 a.m.West: Smooth is the best word describe uncommitted receiver C.J. Williams. Everything seems to look easy to him and catches the ball very cleanly. He is being target often by the West quarterbacks in the red zone during 11 on air. – Mike Singer

11:54 a.m.Ohio State quarterback signee Devin Brown throws the tightest ball of the West quarterbacks. It’s a continuation of what we’ve seen from him dating back to the Elite 11. I’m looking forward to watching him when the bullets start flying, but he looks the part out here throwing it around in walk throughs. – Charles Power

11:58 a.m.Texas EDGE signee J’mond Tapp continues to impress for the West, especially with his fluid change of direction. After a strong showing on Tuesday, he’s picked right back up on Wednesday. Tapp was first in the line for almost all drillwork, and he really moved well going through bags and other change of direction drills. – Jeremy Crabtree

12:03 p.m. East: Quarterback notes for the East Team:

Penn State signee Drew Allar – quick release. Terrific arm action, 90 degree angle. Quick feet in pocket for 6-4, 230

Michigan signee Jayden Denegal – longer and slower release compared to Allar and Gunner Stockton. Will have to tighten up the release and rip with quicker arm action long term. – Gerry Hamilton

12:04 p.m. West team is working on kickoffs. Kevin Coleman and USC signee Raleek Brown are working as the return men. – Charles Power

12:07 p.m. We’re about to finally get some one-on-one action on the West side of practices. OL vs. DL and then the WRs are going against DBs. Also a good chance to see the quarterbacks again. Devin Brown had an outstanding first day of practices for the West. Can he do it again?  – Jeremy Crabtree

12:10 p.m. West: 7-on-7 action is starting up here. Ohio State QB signee Devin Brown got the first two reps, followed by Clemson signee Cade Klubnik. – Joseph Hastings

12:13 p.m. West: Really pretty throw from Devin Brown to fellow OSU signee Kyion Grayes on a deep crosser in 7-on-7. – Charles Power

12:14 p.m.West: Quency Wiggins has looked great all week and gave a good rep showcasing his quickness while stunting. Next rep, he was caught by Texas A&M signee Hunter Erb at left guard. – Joe Cook

12:15 p.m. Texas signee Jaylon Guilbeau makes a play on a pass from Devin Brown. It looked like a miscommunication with the WR.

Cade Klubnik and C.J. Williams seem to have a good chemistry. They’ve also been hanging out a bit off the field this week. – Charles Power

12:16 p.m.Cade Klubnik to C.J. Williams for a score in 7-on-7 on a deep crossing route. – Mike Singer

12:17 p.m.West: Good coverage from Jaylon Guilbeau on Kyion Grayes on a 40 yard deep ball from Justyn Martin. Guilbeau has made the most plays in the secondary in 7-on-7 thus far. – Charles Power

12:17 p.m.J’mond Tapp is very undersized to play three tech even at this event, doing so to help the O and D lines figure out stunts and how to protect them, but he’s utilizing some spin and other moves that weren’t always apparent on his film during this first practice session – Joe Cook

12:18 p.m. East: Drew Allar just put together four straight reps of tight spirals and nice touch. – Jeremy Johnson

12:19 p.m.West: The OL-DL isn’t going full on, but Notre Dame signee Tyson Ford has flashed the most thus far. Just got pressure on the inside. – Charles Power

12:21 p.m.West: 11-on-11 play is starting up. Devin Brown is once again the first quarterback out there. – Joseph Hastings

12:22 p.m. West: Caden Curry quickly blew past the o-line to force a pressured throw by Devin Brown, which was picked off by the defense. – Joseph Hastings

12:24 p.m. West: Florida signee Chris McClellan is back on the field after seeing the trainer earlier. – Joseph Hastings

12:25 p.m. West: The defensive line dominated the one-on-one battles on the West side, especially Notre Dame bound DL Tyson Ford, Purdue DL signee Nic Caraway and Texas EDGE signee  J’mond Tapp.

Ford won two big one-on-one battles, including a rep when he was so physical that he knocked Josh Conerly Jr.’s helmet off. He also got past Carson Hinzman with a quick move to the inside.

Caraway continues to show flashes. He got through two blockers on one rep with a stunt inside and a quick burst that would have easily been a big quarterback sack.

Tapp, who also impressed on Tuesday, had one great rep when he blew past a blocker with a spin move to the outside.

The offensive line did have some winners, though. Earnest Greene, who will announce on Saturday, won two one-on-one battles with great lower-body strength and a quick feet to get back against speedy rushers. – Jeremy Crabtree

12:26 p.m.East: Georgia signee Oscar Delp on the sidelines holding hamstring area. Being stretched on by trainer. – Jeremy Johnson

12:27 p.m. He didn’t flash during the one-on-ones, but Ohio State bound DL Caden Curry has made his presence known during 11-on-11 work. He’s burst through the line on back-to-back plays and would have recorded sacks on the play. – Jeremy Crabtree

12:30 p.m. – After a strong showing during Tuesday’s practices, Missouri DL signee D.J. Wesolak continues to show flashes while playing linebacker for the West squad. He just pursued from the inside out and would have made an open field tackle against elusive RB TreVonte’ Citizen. Wesolak definitely has a high motor and seems to be finding the football during team drills. -Jeremy Crabtree

12:31 p.m.Vanderbilt signee Trudell Berry is out here as a late addition. He’s playing corner and looks the part. Has good height and length and looks to move well.

Utah signee Lander Barton is a natural in coverage – picked off Devin Brown about 20 yards downfield. – Charles Power

12:32 p.m. West: You can tell that Iowa five-star safety signee Xavier Nwankpa is itching to lay a lick on a ball-carrier. He just flew up in pass coverage and was about to lay out RB Raleek Brown in the flat. But Nwankpa let up at the last second and simply wrapped Brown up. Nwankpa raised his arms up in frustration because he couldn’t make the big hit. – Jeremy Crabtree

12:34 p.m.West: Texas signee Jaylon Guilbeau picks off Devin Brown in 11-on-11. Guilbeau was playing off coverage from his outside CB spot and sat back into his zone and came down with the pick. – Charles Power

12:34 p.m.West: Devin Brown has a gunslinger’s mentality, and he’s showed that a few times here today for the West. He’s made some really good throws in tight spaces. But he’s also tried to throw the ball into coverage and because of that has been picked off twice. – Jeremy Crabtree

12:37 p.m. West: LSU bound defensive lineman Quency Wiggins is simply abusing the offensive line during 11-on-11 work. He got past UTSA OL signee Deandre Marshall on back-to-back plays. Josh Conerly Jr. was able to finally slow him down on the third rep. But still, Wiggins has showed up here during the morning practice session. – Jeremy Crabtree

12:38 p.m.West: TCU cornerback signee Kyron Chambers is another late add among the DB’s. He had solid coverage of Notre Dame signee Tobias Merriweather on a vertical route and later jumped a Devin Brown pass for a near interception. – Charles Power

12:42 p.m.West: Earnest Greene has the strongest anchor of the West offensive linemen from what I’ve seen. Some others will get pushed backwards, but he holds his ground in pass protection, despite not being overly long. – Charles Power

12:45 p.m. West: The morning session for the West is wrapping up. – Jeremy Crabtree

12:47 p.m. West: Nolan Ziegler is now wearing jersey 45 for practice. – Mike Singer

1:00 p.m. – It is now a lunch break.