Bowl Game Week 1 has come and gone. The prospects in the early batch of games were slim but a few players stood out.
I will look at the top prospect performances from the games I watched the previous week.
BOWL GAME WEEK 1 PROSPECT REWIND
MYRTLE BEACH BOWL: Georgia Southern v. Ohio
With multiple transfers limiting the star power in this game, Ohio WR Sam Wigluz stood out as the top prospect. Wigluz is likely a UDFA but he could be a solid slot option for a team. He caught five of his seven targets against GSU for 64 yards.
CELEBRATION BOWL: Florida A&M v. Howard
Howard OT Anim Dankwah is a massive human being. Dankwah has accepted an invite to the Shrine Bowl. He is listed at 6’8″ and 355 pounds. Dankwah eclipsed the defensive linemen on the FAMU roster. I expect him to be selected as a developmental offensive tackle prospect on day three.
Florida A&M has a trio of prospects worth mentioning. Rattlers CB Kendall Bohler had two tackles and a pick against Howard. WR Marcus Riley didn’t do much catching the ball but averaged over 40 yards on two kick returns.
However, the one that jumped out the most to me was FAMU TE Kamari Young (6’4″ 245). The 5th-year player looked great after the catch. Young caught three balls for 78 yards, including a 44-yard catch and run.
NEW ORLEANS BOWL: Jacksonville State v. Louisiana
See my complete report from this game HERE.
CURE BOWL: Appalachian State v. Miami (OH)
This game was played in a downpour for its duration. The best prospect in the game for me was Miami-OH RB Rashad Amos. The former South Carolina back rushed for 180 yards and a TD on 33 carries. I do not expect him to enter the 2024 NFL Draft.
LA BOWL: Boise State v. UCLA
UCLA may not have had Laiatu Latu (opt-out) but they have their edge-rushing twins, Grayson Murphy and Gabriel Murphy. Grayson had eight tackles and a sack against Boise State while Gabriel had a sack and a PBU. Grayson Murphy should be drafted higher.
Bruins LB Darius Muasau continued his great season with 11 tackles (six solos) and 2.5 TFLs against the Broncos.
I have been waiting to see a big performance from UCLA WR J. Michael Sturdivant this season and it finally happened against Boise State. Sturdivany caught four passes for 142 yards and a score.
INDEPENDENCE BOWL: Cal v. Texas Tech
Texas Tech punter Austin McNamara is headed to the Senior Bowl. In his last game in a Red Raiders’ uniform, McNamara averaged 44.6 yards on five punts. he dropped four of those inside the 20.
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