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.
Kyler Craigg, 5-11, 200, LB, 2024, Liberty (Mo.) @kylercraigg2024
One of the linebackers from near by, this Liberty High talent is a junior play maker that should be one of the main tackling machines for Liberty in 2022. One of those very impressive looking athletes and play makers, he also has speed, no surprise that Craigg is a sprinter on the track team, no doubt an athlete that has the speed on defense to cover the entire field in a hurry and one of the class of ‘24 backers to keep on the high radar from Liberty High School. Craigg is a player that can do a lot of things at a very high level from dropping back in pass coverage to being a downhill play making tackler against the run.
Ty Douglas, 6-2, 190, LB, 2024, Quincy (Ill.) @TDouglas27
Douglas was one of the defensive guys that was impressive from Illinois at the FINALS, the Quincy native had a big motor and is one of those high energy from start to finish in a game play making backers to know. Douglas was a pure machine as a sophomore too for Quincy, he had 91 tackles, added two interceptions, and had eight tackles for losses and three sacks as a major pressure play making backer and physical play maker.
Philip Givens, 5-10, 215, LB, 2024, Wichita NW (Kan.) @Ppg453
A native of Wichita, Kansas, this Northwest High play maker should be one of the go to tackling machines for the program there, a team that always is at or near the top for best talent and big time playing. Givens has the ability to read and react to plays quickly and is one of those players that is excellent laterally at covering space and sliding over to make a huge play.
Hank Hudson, 6-0, 210, LB, 2024, Boone Central (Neb.) @HankHudson11
A player that really has earned a big reputation for being a play maker, when you start looking at guys that can get to plays all over the field and make one really big stop after another, one of the middle men names to know in the ’24 class is Hank Hudson from Boone Central High School. Very physical and very powerful, a wrestler also, Hudson brings that toughness and strength to the game that few guys do and was a player that really impressed at the recent Nebraska Showcase, a name to know among defensive play makers at LB in the 2024 class. Hudson is a hard hitter and impressive play reader on the radar from Boone Central. 6-0, 210 not bad size either for the junior play maker entering a big season ahead. Plays at middle backer and is one of the guys that has impressed us for being able to make a quick read on plays and then come in for a big hit on the ball.
Brady Lowry, 6-0, 190, LB, 2024, Manhattan (Kan.) @brady_lowry15
One of the Kansas linebackers that was at the FINALS, this Manhattan play maker will be looking to be a big impact maker in the middle and is a 6-0, 190 closer on the ball that has shown some good downhill play making skills and will be part of a linebacker unit at Manhattan that could spark the team on the defensive side of the football in 2022. Showed some good footwork at the FINALS a backer that moves well in space and one of those guys that is very tough and can deliver some big hits also.
Kristian McCoy, 5-8, 180, LB, 2024, Millard South (Neb.) @KristianMcCoy16
One of the most fluid looking movers in the middle at the FINALS, McCoy is one of the speed backers we liked a lot at the Nebraska Showcase and at the FINALS, 5-9, 180, a player that can fly to the football and has some very good footwork on the field also for Millard South. McCoy might not be the biggest backer but he has also shown he can be a very aggressive player and a hard hitter that can be a tackler to make some noise in the middle defense for Millard South. Also can lineup and use that speed on the offensive side of the football at WR. Plays very fast and is a tough player, can take away the outside speed running game with his speed and quickness to contain on the outside edge running lanes. McCoy will be one of the many defensive players that has a big upside on a talented Millard South unit.
Elijah Morton, 6-1, 210, LB, 2024, Columbia Hickman (Mo.) @Emorton08
One of the linebackers of Central Missouri to watch out is this Columbia Hickman 6-1, 210 play maker in the middle. Morton is a player that can use his head on the field and can be a field general of the defense, a smart player on the field and a good play reader, Morton was an Academic All-State selection, and both an All-District and All-Conference player.
Kole Phillips, 6-0, 185, LB, 2025, Rossview (Tenn.) @kolephillips30
An impressive Tennessee play making linebacker from Rossview, middle backer that is a very good and rangy player to take notice of that is very impressive in his ability to get down the line quickly and make some big plays and tackles on the football. A very good gap filler that is a top play reader and a young up and coming backer that really understands the game well and has that knack for being in the hole before the ball carrier gets there for some very big stops and plays on the football.
Arthur Porter IV, 5-9, LB, 2025, CBC (Mo.) @Arthurfrom314_
One of the up and coming future stars at the CBC program, no doubt Porter is a player that is a very good play reader, has some impressive footwork and lateral quickness that should make him one of those very impressive make a big tackle in the open field kind of backer to know. Can get to the ball before other guys can, reads plays well and then knows where to be to make a big stop and play on the football. Porter has the makings of being one of the hot radar makers for St. Louis young backers to know.
Ray Smith III, 6-2, 224, LB, 2024, Olathe East (Kan.) @bigplayrayjay44
No doubt one of the hottest play making outside backers in Kansas, also a great frame, 6-2, 224 for power and a good runner as well, Smith will look to blow it up in KC for Olathe East this year, and is a player that had 50 tackles, 2 QB hurries, and 1.5 sacks for 2021, no doubt we could see Smith having a huge final year and being an 80 + tackle guy, a 4-5 sack player and one of those MVP type athletes that has a monster final season for his team. A very good player reader and a hard hitter that can live in the backfield.