Blue-Grey All-Star Classic 2013: Players to Watch in High School Exhibition

David DanielsSenior Writer IJanuary 12, 2013

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 01:  A panoramic scene before the Michigan Wolverines play against  the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Outback Bowl January 1, 2013 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  South Carolina won 33 - 28. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Sleepers will get a chance to showcase their talents in the 2013 Blue-Grey All Star Classic.

It isn’t the Under Armour All-American Bowl by any means in terms of highly sought after prospects, but the high school exhibition held at Raymond James Stadium will still be a hot spot for college scouts.

Here are the most exciting players to watch in the game.


3. WR Jeff Richardson, Massillon, Ohio

ESPN lists Richardson at just 5’7”, 130 pounds. He may or may not have grown since the listing but either way, his wheels make up for his lack of size. According to Fox Sports, he boasts a 40-yard dash time of 4.3 seconds.

Here’s a video of Richardson putting his speed to good use. He scored four touchdowns in the contest. Check him out at the 0:30, 0:46 and 0:51 marks of the recap.


2. RB Winston Lee, Hudson, New York

Fox Sports claims Lee runs a 4.3 40 as well. However, at 6’0” and 185 pounds, according to Max Preps, he has much better size than Richardson.

Here’s a clip of Lee taking a toss 60 yards to the house. I apologize for the quality of the video and the screams, but Lee makes up for it at the 0:09 mark by breaking some poor defender’s ankles.


1. QB Mike Richardson, Marble Falls, Texas

Football is kind of a big deal in Texas.

When a football player breaks a record in Texas, you know he has to be a big deal too.

That’s what Richardson did this past season when, according to Fox Sports, he shattered the state’s single-game records for passing yards and touchdowns. On one Friday night, he threw for 772 yards and seven touchdowns.

ESPN reported after Richardson blew up that Baylor had its eye on the passer. His performance in the Blue-Grey All Star Classic could influence his standing with the Big 12 powerhouse.


David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.