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.
Caden Dickey, 6-4, 280, OL, 2024, O’Fallon Township (Ill.) @CadenDickey3
One of the Metro East St. Louis area big men, Dickey has some pure size that is impressive at 6-4 and 280 he can be a bull in the trenches and a big man on the radar to watch out for. Caden is a tough matchup and is a big man that can use his power well on the field, Dickey reports a 285 pound bench press and is one of those weight room warriors that won’t be pushed around on the football field. Tough and physical, one of the ’24 class Illinois big men to have on the radar.
Christopher Flachs, 6-0, 270, OL, 2024, Quincy (Ill.) @Chrisflachs79
One of the strongest players you will find, Flachs reports a 315 pound bench press, a very powerful and strong upper body, Flaches at 6-0, 270 pounds for Quincy High is a big man that wins the battle at the point of attack, not a guy that goes back but gets his man heading the opposite direction and shows some impressive hands work in the trenches also. Power is the name of his game and he has been a player that can move the pile with the best of them.
Braden Gifford, 6-4, 285, OL, 2024, Liberty North (Mo.) @braden_gifford
No doubt from the very talented and stacked for talent Liberty North team, also part of a class of ’24 junior group that for sure is stacked with talent all over the field and one of the Eagles’ best is tackle Braden Gifford who shows terrific potential at tackle. He has a long, rangy frame with a big wingspan, terrific agility and flexibility and the ability to move his feet in pass pro. Impressed on his home field with power, toughness and size in the trenches. Gifford was a standout performer this spring at the Six Star Football Kansas City Showcase where he held his own against some of the area’s top defensive linemen, including a host of older performers. He has since seen his stock riser, visiting Central Missouri, Arkansas and Vanderbilt, and was awarded the top five Trench King Challenge at The Show held at IMG Academy in Florida.
Braden Hales, 6-4, 285, OL, 2024, Olathe North (Kan.) @bradenhales
Hales is one of the emerging stars in Kansas football for big men, a must see player that has a towering 6-4- 285 pound frame, Hales will be the top returning Olathe North lineman and the most experienced on their line this year, no doubt the size, power and toughness he has could make him one of the top 5 lineman in Kansas this year. No doubt at 6-4, 285 pounds Hales is just about as big of a O-Line prospect as you will find out there in a great combo package of height and weight, no doubt D1’s start looking at 6-5 and 6-6 inch big men in the trenches and Hales is right there on that verge of size for the next big recruit to know. A junior big man , Hales has top footwork in the area and is and excellent blocker with great blocking form.
Quentin Jackson, 6-3, 310, OL, 2024, Cardinal Ritter (Mo.) @QuenJackson75
A tall prospect at 6’3, 305-pounds and he has good hands and knows how to lock onto opponents and drive them back. He is very good at the line and can simply overwhelm opponents and take them to the ground. A player who knows how to use his size and frame his advantage and shows good toughness, physicality and is good at initiating contact and making things happen on his terms. A big player who has a good work ethic and is constantly looking to improve his footwork and speed and can use his strength as an advantage and keep opponents in front of him.
Braylon Jenkins, 6-3, 250, OL, 2024, Valley (Iowa) @1_Braylon_1
Great to have some big time Iowa talent at the FINALS and Jenkins really has the makings of being a name to know among big men from the state, from Valley High School, one thing that is great about Jenkins is his size, 6-3, 250 and can still show a nice combo of both some power and keep his speed on both sides of the line, this DL/OL two way player, who reports a 3.85 grade point average, is a player that is one of the future emerging stars of Iowa football in the ’24 junior class.
Kaden Johns, 6-2, 285, OL, 2024, Troy (Mo.) @johnskaiden
Johns gets some very good placement on his blocks and uses his hands well in conjunction with good positioning and keeping his man in front of him and showed that at the FINALS, a good looking guy that has 285 pounds to work with and can be a guy that will get into the DL and force him back, uses his size well to over power guys and can be a physical hands player in the trenches to watch for at Troy High School.
Dominic MacNeil, 5-10, 210, OL, 2024, Liberty North (Mo.) @dominicmacneil
Tough guy that uses his hands well and at Center plays a lot bigger that his 210 pound frame, a relentless worker in the weight room that can put up some impressive power numbers also. MacNeil can bench press 275 pounds, squats 405, cleans 265, a powerful center, one of those guys that can outmuscle Nose Guard and tackles to move the pile and create some impressive running space up the middle for the Liberty North offensive to run through.
Kenneth Meeks III, 6-0, 262, OL, 2025, Pasco (Fla.) @Kmeeks100
A smart young player with good hands and solid toughness who can hold his own against older and more experienced players on the line. He has good momentum off the line and is able to jump out and make a good initial punch. A player who pushes himself hard during competition and he is very serious about his strength training and looking for ways to take his game up a notch.
Bryce Parson, 6-3, 290, OL, 2024, CBC (Mo.) @bryceparson76
An agile and physical lineman who shows a lot of power and strength and a terrific upside as a prospect moving forward. Parson has a wide frame at 6’3, 290-pounds and he brings a nice combination of power and strength to the field and shows up and holds his own against older, more experienced prospects. Parson can handle himself in pass protection and in the run game and has the kind of versatility that translates to big plays in big moments. A productive and dependable athlete who can get down the field and open things up for the run game and shows good mobility and speed when you least expect it. A Second Team All-State big man and First Team All-Conference big man to watch out for this year.
Jayden Potter, 6-6, 300, OL, 2024, Lincoln North Star (Neb.) @JaydenPotter10
A tall and aggressive tackle who shows good toughness, experience and how to use his frame and weight to his advantage. A player who can make plays on both sides of the ball and can do so well and be productive. He has elite height at 6’6, 300-pounds and he is able to handle himself confidently on the edge. He shows improvement with his footwork and speed and overall conditioning. He has been working on his strength training as well and can completely take edge rushers out of position. A larger player who can handle a hit and stay in position.
Lionel Stockard, 6-2, 271, OL, 2024, Cardinal Ritter (Mo.) @Lionelstockard3
A big man from Cardinal Ritter, the 6-2, 271 pound Stockard will look to be a force up front this year and provide some veteran junior leadership in the trenches. Stockard is a very good edge blocker that keeps his man in front of him and can move some also, good power and toughness, one of the more athletic OL on the Ritter team, a big upside and could be their top big man prospect on the team this year, riser to know in the up and coming junior ’24 class on the line.