TheFINALS All-America Showcase featured competition among the top high school football prospects in the country with athletes traveling to the midwest from coast-to-coast.
The FINALS All-America Showcase invitation-only event designed for prospects with D1 potential to showcase their skill and will feature competition and an environment designed to bring the best out of each athlete on a big stage. Athletes are chosen from each Six Star Football Showcase event to advance to The FINALS.
Jack Allen, 6-2, 230, DL, 2023, Aurora (Neb.) @jackallen50
Physical and powerful, Allen is a very impressive looking player that has both some length and power, 6-2, 230 and a very solid 230 pounds, Allen is one of the elite looking strong guys you will find on a Nebraska D-Line entering his senior season for Aurora High. Allen reports an impressive 305 pound bench press, 405 deadlift and is one of those players that is a hard player to face due to his power and good hand work up front.
Braden Crowley, 6-3, 321, DL, 2023, Sylvan Hills (Ark.) @Bradenwalker16
One of the Arkansas defensive players that was at the FINALS, Sylvan Hills 6-3, 321 big and talented Braden Crowley is a big man that plays on a mission and one of the guys we think could be a big force in the coming year as a big man radar player to watch out for. Not just a big man but also a big time power player, Crowley reports a 325 pound bench press and a 550 pound squat. 335 power clean school record also, a head turner for strength, should be a hot recruit for the next level.
Antwuan Hampton, 5-8, 225, DL, 2024, North Marion (Fla.) @HamptonAntwuan
One of the Florida players that has impressed us, Hampton is built for the game, pure power upper body, you can tell that Hampton has that frame to be able to throw some guys around and out of his way as a tough and physical DL for North Marion High. Hampton really has good quickness on the line also and proved very tough to handle for OL at the FINALS, a good hands guy that can get past blocks and is tough to face, looked very good on one on one matchups at the Finals, one of those guys with a big upside and a great looking motor in the trenches.
Jeremiah Hardnett, 5-10, 265, DL, 2023, O’Fallon Township (Ill.) @Jeremiahhardne1
A player that has been a tough force in the trenches every time we have seen him perform, a player that is tough and one of those guys you like to go to battle with knowing he can fight and make the best of each battle up front. Good looking senior player this year from O’Fallon Township in Metro East St. Louis region. Upside is there, a player that has a good looking future and one of those guys looking to play big and earn several senior looks and offers.
Diego Jackson, 6-3, 250, DL, 2023, Ankeny (Iowa) @Diego_Jackson33
Iowa native, Diego Jackson has the size to be a college recruit to take major notice of, an Ankeny High big man at 6-3, 250, Jackson is very athletic on the line and a talent that should be in for a huge final campaign ahead and be a top looking big man recruit among Iowa’s true DL talents. Peru State and Grand View have offered Jackson already, no doubt a player that we think has the talent to rack up several offers in the ’22 season ahead. Big motor and a big tough guy that can flat out get after it up front.
Jamison Kemp, 6-2, 290, DL, 2023, Omaha Central (Neb.) @JamisonKemp1
Kemp proved just how impressive of a player he was earning the Most Valuable award for DL at the FINALS, no doubt this Omaha Central big man is a load to handle at 6-2, 290 pounds and a player that can move well also, a player that really has a big future and a player that is one of the top city players in Omaha, Kemp is that kind of big man that sky is the limit for his potential in the trenches. Was a relentless power rusher at the Finals with multiple big time moves and was a guy that played on a mission. A very impressive power player to take some huge notice of.
Mason Lay, 6-0, 220, DL, 2023, North County (Mo.) @masonlay05
Lay for sure was impressive at the FINALS and entered with an impressive looking resume as a big man prospect also, Lay is a two-time All-Conference performer from North County and also was an All-District and All-Region player in 2021. Lay uses his wrestling background also, a power and leverage player, tough as they come, a very in your face physical performer in the trenches and one of those guys that should be a big riser among DL in Missouri for his senior season.
JR Lecuona, 6-3, 235, DL, 2024, Millard South (Neb.) @JrLecuona
JR is one of the most impressive lineman we have seen in action, he showed out again at the FINALS with some of the most impressive one on one moves from a DL prospect, a big man, a tough guy, should be one of the top power DL rushers to know in Nebraska football this season and is a guy that has a great football body for power, 6-3, 235 and has the power of a 275 pound lineman up front for Millard South. Will look to keep Millard South in the fight for a big 2022 season in the trenches.
Braxton Nixon, 5-11, 245, DL, 2024, Conway (Ark.) @BraxtonNixon00
Conway High (Ark.) impressive looking big man Braxton Nixon has a good football frame for power at 245 pounds, Nixon is a player that really showed us a lot at the FINALS, has some very good work with his hands, was physical with them and showed power and push up front on his one on one matchups. Nixon also showed some quickness and was a player that we saw win several battles in the trenches as a player that stood out as a name to know among ’24 class big man on the radar. Big things ahead for this Conway High talent.
Gavin Smith, 6-5, 293, DL, 2023, Reeds Spring (Mo.) @gavinsmith_2023
Big man that had one of the top power frames there both for length and overall size, 6-5 inches tall and 293 pounds, Smith should be a pure load in the defensive trenches this upcoming year for Reeds Spring High School in SW Missouri. Good looking tough guy that has the size to pop onto some next level radars and draw some college interest. Smith has the power and the size to be one of the area’s top big men for 2022, a name to know in SW Missouri football.
Carlos Strong, 6-1, 237, DL, 2023, Millwood (Okla.) @CarlosStrongJr6
No doubt a player that is one of those make the big stops in the backfield kind of big men, Strong does a nice job of taking on a block and being more physical than the guy in front of him to make several big time stops and plays on the football. No doubt a player that should be a very high radar maker on the talent skills and a player that is one of the better looking well rounded college ready big men to take notice of as well.