Many of the nation’s top recruits will be in San Antonio, Texas, over the next few days as the festivities ahead of the 2023 All-American Bowl kick off.
On3 is on hand as the first day of on-field practices kicks off. Follow here for live updates as our national recruiting team breaks down who is standing out among the elite prospects in the 2023 class. The teams are split into East and West, and each update below will denote which practice the news is coming from.
Live Updates from All-American Bowl Practice
2:39 p.m. CT: Both teams have wrapped practice for today.
2:34 p.m. CT — East: Ohio State signee Carnell Tate wraps up the session with a nice touchdown catch in the back of the end zone from Christopher Vizzina. Found a spot in the back of the end zone, extended his arms and came down with the score. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
2:32 p.m. CT — East: LSU linebacker signee Whit Weeks had a nice pass breakup in defending Ohio State receiver signee Brandon Inniss. Cornerback Tyler Scott has also been impressive with a couple of interceptions, and Alabama signee Caleb Downs also came down with one.
The quarterbacks have struggled a bit, with Dante Moore still the looking the sharpest of that group. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
2:22 p.m. CT — East: LSU receiver signee Jalen Brown finds a hole at the goal line, and Dante Moore hits him for the TD in 7-on-7 work. — Billy Embody, BengalTiger.com recruiting analyst
2:10 p.m. CT — East: Nice pass-breakup from Ohio State signee Malik Hartford, who broke up Dante Moore‘s pass intended for Brandon Inniss. — Billy Embody, BengalTiger.com recruiting analyst
2:06 p.m. CT — East: Georgia tight end signee Pearce Spurlin had a very physical rep against Alabama five-star safety signee Caleb Downs, where Downs was really all over him but Spurlin came down with the catch. He later caught a touchdown over West Virginia signee Josiah Trotter on a vertical route, and it’s been a really good showing from him in this period. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
2:02 p.m. CT — East: An impressive leaping catch for Alabama five-star RB signee Justice Haynes. — Billy Embody, BengalTiger.com recruiting analyst
2:00 p.m. CT — East: LSU signee Whit Weeks gets the INT in coverage of Florida RB signee Treyaun Webb is 1v1s. — Billy Embody, BengalTiger.com recruiting analyst
1:54 p.m. CT — East: Dante Moore just connected with Carnell Tate against east LSU signee Michael Daugherty on a slant route. — Mike Singer, BlueandGold.com recruiting analyst
1:50 p.m. CT — East: Notre Dame DL signee Brenan Vernon is in street clothes on the sideline at East practice. He participated in the morning. Rest of the group is doing special teams and walkthrough thus far. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
1:31 p.m. CT — East: Ohio State offensive lineman signee Luke Montgomery lining up at right guard during group drills. Montgomery will start out at tackle once he gets to Ohio State, however. — Matt Parker, Lettermen Row recruiting analyst
1:03 p.m. CT — West: Texas A&M signee Tyler White has an absolute bazooka for a leg. Just hit a casual 58-yard ball with a 4.67 hang time. — Cody Bellaire, On3 Scouting and Rankings Assistant
12:43 p.m. CT — West: Majority of practice was spent working in 7-on-7 and team periods. Malik Elzy was dominant in the passing game reeling in multiple passes and creating easy separation all morning. Jordan Shaw was by far the most impressive defensive player on the field giving up zero completions. Bai Jobe made his presence felt generating a sack and a tackle-for-loss during the team period. Lincoln Kienholz and Austin Novosad were flat out dueling this morning. Should see some 1-on-1’s during the afternoon session as well as more team periods. — Cody Bellaire, On3 Scouting and Rankings Assistant
12:02 p.m. CT: Just wrapped up morning practice for the East team. They finished with 11-on-11 at the end of the practice. Keon Keeley was again dominant with a sack on the first play. I thought Monroe Freeling looked excellent at tackle; he was passing guys off and made a lot of plays. Georgia DL signee Jordan Hall was in the backfield constantly. At quarterback, Dante Moore probably looked the best. The group as a whole struggled a little bit. But he got the ball out quickly and had a nice connection with Boston College signee Jaed’n Skeete.
Ohio State wide receiver signee Brandon Inniss leaked out and caught a touchdown in the red zone area. But overall, the story was the offensive and defensive line. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
12:00 p.m. CT: Both teams have broken for a lunch break. Practice expected to resume in an hour.
11:56 a.m. CT — East: Notre Dame signee Brenan Vernon makes a nice play and picks off the screen pass from Oregon State QB signee Aidan Chiles. — Sam Speigelman, National Recruiting Analyst
11:41 a.m. CT — East: Just watched OL/DL 1v1s at East practice, and Keon Keeley really stole the show. He won every rep and in pretty dominating fashion. He beat offensive tackle Caden Jones on two reps and then put Luke Montgomery, the Ohio State signee, on his back with a bull rush. He showed the full skill set there with the burst at the line, the speed and the power with just running through Montgomery. It was really impressive.
A couple other standouts: Monroe Freeling looked good in his later reps once he settled in. He looked like the top offensive tackle at this practice. Georgia DL signee Jordan Hall showed off his first step and had several wins. Georgia IOL signee Kelton Smith was probably the best interior guy in that session. Won the majority of his reps as well. Tennessee DL signee Daevin Hobbs moved all over the defensive line and showed off his burst, winning a couple reps. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
11:34 a.m. CT — East: A pair of offensive linemen having good starts to the day are Texas signee Payton Kirkland and Georgia signee Kelton Smith. — Sam Speigelman, National Recruiting Analyst
11:32 a.m. CT — West: Moved to 11-on-11 now. Oregon QB signee Austin Novosad to Malik Elzy for a big gain over the middle. Elzy had looked really smooth this morning. — Mike Singer, BlueandGold.com recruiting analyst
11:23 a.m. CT — East: Alabama five-star EDGE signee Keon Keeley shows off his bend and quickness, blowing past Caden Jones on 1-on-1s. — Sam Speigelman, National Recruiting Analyst
11:18 a.m. CT — West: Physically, Calvin Simpson-Hunt and Jelani McDonald stand out among the West defensive backs. It’s not a group with a lot of size but those two look ready to play at the next level. — Mike Singer, BlueandGold.com recruiting analyst
11:17 a.m. CT — East: Couple of standouts from the interior drills; defensive line gave the offensive line a lot of trouble. Auburn DL signee Darron Reed made multiple plays behind the line of scrimmage, as did Tennessee signee Daevin Hobbs. Both using first-step quickness to disrupt and dart into the backfield. On the offensive line, Jven Williams probably looked the best. He pulled on one play and set up what would’ve been a long run. Did a good job of getting into space and getting a body on the defense at the second level. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
11:14 a.m. CT — East: Five-star Alabama safety signee Caleb Downs has done really well in one-on-one against five-star Ohio State signee Brandon Inniss. He’s been able to cover like a corner. He’s got a good frame, moves laterally and backwards seamlessly with great hips. — Sam Speigelman, National Recruiting Analyst
11:13 a.m. CT — East: Auburn signee Kayin Lee really impressing at cornerback. Great make-up speed, closes quickly, and has gone against some of the best wide receivers on the perimeter so far in one-on-ones at East practice. — Sam Speigelman, National Recruiting Analyst
11:10 a.m. CT — West: Louisville QB signee Pierce Clarkson hits four-star athlete Mikal Harrison-Pilot on the a post-corner route. Nice adjustment on a slightly underthrown ball. — Billy Embody, BengalTiger.com recruiting analyst
11:08 a.m. CT — West: Ohio State signee Lincoln Kienholz just tossed a beautiful ball on a deep crosser to TJ McWilliams in 7v7. The tempo in between reps is picking up here. — Mike Singer, BlueandGold.com recruiting analyst
11:06 a.m. CT — West: Oregon QB signee Austin Novosad delivers a strike over the middle in 7v7 to LSU TE signee Ka’Morreun Pimpton. — Billy Embody, BengalTiger.com recruiting analyst
11:05 a.m. CT — East: Currently working on special teams for the East. Caleb Downs, Brandon Inniss, Adon Shuler, Nathaniel Joseph and Jalen Brown are among the group working as punt returners. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
11:04 a.m. CT — West: We’re now in the full 7v7 at West practice. Pierce Clarkson just tossed a bomb to Malachi Coleman, who hauled it in over Washington signee Caleb Presley. — Mike Singer, BlueandGold.com recruiting analyst
11:00 a.m. CT — West: Cornerback Calvin Simpson-Hunt looks bigger than listed. Moving well both as a slot corner and boundary corner in group pass settings, physical on breaks and no balls thrown his way yet. — Matt Parker, Lettermen Row recruiting analyst
10:52 a.m. CT — East: Aside from a ball that slipped out of his hand, Dante Moore has been the sharpest East QB in routes on air. Accurate and on time so far. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
10:51 a.m. CT — West: Oregon quarterback signee Austin Novosad threw a seam route, but it was well defended by Notre Dame’s Drayk Bowen, who moves well for a linebacker at around 230 pounds. — Mike Singer, BlueandGold.com recruiting analyst
10:48 a.m. CT — East: UGA signee Monroe Freeling is working at LT with Penn State signee Jven Williams at LG for the East. That’s a very athletic, fluid duo on the left side. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
10:43 a.m. CT — East: Ohio State signee Brandon Inniss has super impressive stop-start quickness, getting open in a hurry and making catches in a vacuum. LSU WR signee Jalen Brown is looking smooth, catching the football well, high-pointing the football easily, getting in and out of his breaks and downfield. He’s been fun to watch so far. UCLA QB signee Dante Moore has been the best quarterback so far early on at East practice on time accurate, moving well on early routes Justice Haynes has been the most impressive running back in my opinion catching the football. Twitchy and built like an SEC running back.
UGA tight end signee Pearce Spurlin also shining once he got warmed up and has made some really impressive catches, including a one-hander running a vertical route down the seam. Seems to be next in line at Tight End U in Athens. — Sam Speigelman, National Recruiting Analyst
10:41 a.m. CT — West: Best looking off the bus for West team: Jelani McDonald, Keldric Faulk, Bai Jobe, Anthony Hill, Samuel Omosigho, Ka’Morreun Pimpton, Malachi Coleman, Kadyn Proctor, Sullivan Absher, Princewill Umanmielen. — Cody Bellaire, On3 Rankings Assistant
10:35 a.m. CT — East: I like what I see from Georgia tight end signee Pearce Spurlin. Very good size, stature and length. Moves well and almost has kind of big receiver movement skills. Just saw him scoop a low pass off the turf and showing some nice catch radius in routes on air. Good to see him in person and in action for the first time in a long time with injuries. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
10:31 a.m. CT — East: Miami linebacker signee Malik Bryant is meeting with trainers now. Looks like he might’ve had an injury to his hand in warmups. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
10:27 a.m. CT — West: LSU tight end signee Ka’Morreun Pimpton going through drills here, and he’s definitely one of the most impressive athletes of the bunch. — Billy Embody, BengalTiger.com recruiting analyst
10:25 a.m. CT — East: Watching the defensive line group go through individual drills, and it’s really a good-looking group. Alabama signee Keon Keeley is a top-five prospect; he’s very well-developed. Georgia defensive line signee Jordan Hall has a really big lower body but is an explosive mover. Tennessee DL signee Daevin Hobbs is explosive, and Florida signee Kamran James is probably the tallest of this group. And Auburn signee Darron Reed is looking really good, too. I’m looking forward to seeing them face the offensive line. I think that will be the main event on the East team. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
10:17 a.m. CT — West: Ohio State QB signee Lincoln Kienholz running the offense against air right now. — Matt Parker, Lettermen Row recruiting analyst
10:15 a.m. CT — East: Georgia tight end signee Pearce Spurlin is one of a few future Bulldogs players here. A couple more were expected but are staying with the team as they prepare for the CFP Championship game next week. — Sam Speigelman, National Recruiting Analyst
10:13 a.m. CT — East: Alabama running back signee Justice Haynes also sticks out from a physical perspective. He’s compact, very developed, and has a lot of muscle mass. Just looks like you’d expect from a running back who could make an impact early in his college career. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
10:11 a.m. CT — East: Receivers working on stop and start quickness right now. Five-star Ohio State signee Brandon Inniss has ready-made skills in that area. — Sam Speigelman, National Recruiting Analyst
10:09 a.m. CT — East: Notre Dame defensive line signee Brenan Vernon looks much leaner than anticipated. I believe he was around 300 pounds in the offseason; he looks much more trimmed down than that right now. And he has more of the size of a defensive end. Can definitely put some more weight back on, but leaner than expected coming out of the season. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
10:07 a.m. CT — West: Louisville QB signee Pierce Clarkson currently working at quarterback and connects with Nebraska signee Malachi Coleman down the sideline on air. The players didn’t stretch — got right into install. — Mike Singer, BlueandGold.com recruiting analyst
10:06 a.m. CT — West: Offense is going through basic install on air, while the defense is getting formation instruction. — Mike Singer, BlueandGold.com recruiting analyst
10:04 a.m. CT — East: It’s interesting to see how some of these players warm up and how serious some of them are. You can kind of tell who is pretty locked in. A couple of guys who stick out in warmups: Alabama signee Caleb Downs, UCLA signee Dante Moore, Georgia signee Monroe Freeling, Miami signee Samson Okunlola, and Ohio State receiver signee Brandon Inniss. Not shocking if you know something about those prospects and how they approach things. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
9:57 a.m. CT — East: Miami five-star offensive line signee Samson Okunlola looks to have added some significant weight. He has a big lower body and looks to be in the ballpark of 340 pounds right now. — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings
9:53 a.m. CT — East: Clemson tight end signee Olsen Patt Henry passes the eye test. A big target that will Christopher Vizzina will surely be working with quite a bit. — Sam Speigelman, National Recruiting Analyst