First Fifty Players Invited to 2016 All-American Bowl Game! By Super Scout Max Emfinger

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MAX EMFINGER HAS NOW EVALUATED 100 PLAYERS THIS SPRING AND HAS INVITED 50 OF THOSE PLAYERS TO HIS TWELVETH ANNUAL 2016 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME CLASSIC!

April 5, 2015 – Easter Sunday

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MY MEARS RATING SYSTEM!

When I was with the Dallas Cowboys in 1975-76, we had a Player Rating System  that we used in the 1976 NFL Draft. That Player Rating System was used to conclude that Tony Dorsett was our #1 Player in that 1976 NFL Draft. Then when I left the Cowboys in 1976, I developed a similar Player Rating System.

I shelved this Player Rating System until 2001, when NIKE Sports developed a similar rating system and called it the SPARQ RATING SYSTEM. I then implemented my Player Rating System again and called it the MAX EMFINGER ASSET RATING SYSTEM or MEARS RATING.

ASSET stands for Agility, Strength, Stamina, Explosiveness, and Technique. These are Essential Tools or Athletic Skills that can indicate Superior Athletic Performance in any competitive Sport or Event. This new MEARS RATING SYSTEM or a similar Player Rating System, identifies overall Athletic Ability, and it can be used by Top College and Pro Coaches around the country as an initial indicator of the Athletic Potential of an athlete on the football field.

Whether you are a College Football Coach and you only have one scholarship left to give in your current recruiting class or you are an NFL or any other Professional Football Team and you only have one Draft Choice left on your current Professional or NFL Draft Board, there needs to be a Player Rating System that you can go to and based on the highest rated player, would give you the very best player available irregardless of position.

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST GOLD, BLUE, AND RED RATING SYSTEM!

Forty Years Ago, in 1975, when I was a Talent Scout with the Dallas Cowboys, Gil Brandt invited me to Follow him down the hallway where we went into a Conference Room where Head Coach Tom Landry and Defensive Coordinator Ernie Stautner were waiting for me. “Max, we want you To Coordinate a Dallas Cowboys Team Project for us,” said Coach Landry. “We want you To Coordinate the Rating and Ranking of every Active NFL Player and then Color-Code every player in the NFL as to their Rating and Ranking.”

GOLD = NFL All-Pro Player
BLUE = NFL Future All-Pro or Past All-Pro Player
RED = Average NFL Player
GREEN = NFL Rookie or Not Enough Info To Rate

NOTE: A huge “Flip-Chart” was developed with each NFL Team. Then, a Color-Coded Business-Card with Name, Height, Weight, and Forty for each NFL player placed in the “Flip-Chart” sleeve for each position on the football field for both the Offense and Defense of each NFL Team. The Late Legendary Head Coach Tom Landry and The Late Legendary Defensive Coordinator Ernie Stautner used this Color-Coded Rating System as info in their weekly Scouting Report in preparation for their next game of the Season.

My job with the Dallas Cowboys was to Evaluate, Rate and Rank College Football Players for the NFL Draft. My boss, Gil Brandt, also asked me to Evaluate, Rate, and Rank all of the Top Texas High School Football Players for the 1976 Football Recruiting Season and I made a Texas Top 100 Recruiting List to give to all of the College Football Coaches.

Then when Coach Landry asked me to Evaluate, Rate, Rank, and Color-Code Every Football Player in the NFL, I was probably the First and Last Talent Scout on the Planet who was asked to Evaluate High School, College, and Professional Football Players in the same Football Season. After finishing this Dallas Cowboys Scouting Project, Coach Landry and Coach Stautner gave me the Title of Super Scout: “Coach Stautner, I think we have us a Real Super Scout!”

The MEARS RATING SYSTEM, or a similar type Rating System, is very important for the NFL Scouts, and the NFL Scouting Combine is the first time that “Accurate Numbers” are recorded on these NFL Players. It’s easy to say someone can run a 4.4 or a 4.3 in the Forty, but before an Accurate Hand-Held Timing by a Professional Talent Scout or either by a slower, but Accurate Laser Timing is done, most Forty Times are less than Accurate.

Technique is also very important and that is why College Football Players entering the NFL Draft will hire a Sports Trainer to train and teach them how to do a proper Vertical Jump, Pro-Agility Shuttle, or a Standing Broad Jump.

You can get a very good idea about a High School Football Player if he participates in a Legitimate Super Football Combine, but many High School Football Players do not get a chance to participate in Super Combines. If a High School Football Player is being recruited by 40 D-1 Schools, then you have to assume that he is an outstanding Football Player, but how can you give this player a MEARS RATING if he does not have Valid Measurables? The answer is Very Simple! If you have some of his Speed Measurables, you can approximate his other Speed Measurables based upon his Game Film Evaluation or Actual Game Evaluation, giving him the Maximum Points on most of his Speed Measurables for his position.

Most High School and College Football Players don’t even know what their Measurables are and you would think that they would, but they don’t. Many times, a High School or College Football Player will list his best Forty Time as a 4.8 and then twenty minutes later run a 4.6 Forty or better. Also, you must keep in mind that with a little instruction and training, most High School and College Football Players can improve their Speed Measurables by Two and Three Tenths of a Second and can improve on their Distance Measurables by as much as Six to Eight Inches.

Some of this Information may not mean as much to you as other parts, but all Players and Coaches need to understand How and Why this MEARS RATING SYSTEM was Developed and how it has Evolved over the Years.

In the 2014 NFL Draft, there were Twenty-One Players that reached the 2,200 MEARS RATING Plateau. Below are those Twenty-One Players with all of their  Measurables, and with their MEARS RATING, and Draft Info.

2014 NFL DRAFT
SUPER GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

# POS PLAYER         COL HT WT 40 VJ SH SBJ REP MEARS TEAM #OVERALL
1 DE Jadeveon Clowney SCAR 6-5 266 4.49 37.5 4.3 123 21 2,397 TEXANS #1,#1
2 OLB Khalil Mack Buffalo         6-3 251 4.6 40 4.18 128 23 2,312 RAIDERS #1,#5
3 NG Aaron Donald Pitt                 6-1 285 4.61 32 4.39 116 35 2,310 RAMS #1,#13
4 OT Taylor Lewan Mich    6-7.5 309 4.87 30.5 4.49 117 29 2,308 TITANS #1,#11
5 OT Greg Robinson Auburn     6-5 332 4.92 27.5 4.86 113 32 2,304 RAMS #1,#2
6 WR Sammy Watkins Clemson 6-1 211 4.35 36 4.34 126 16 2,302 BILLS #1,#4
7 WR Odell Beckham LSU      5-11.5 198 4.33 38.5 3.94 122 2,301 GIANTS #1,#12

2014 NFL DRAFT
GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS

1 DT RaShede Hageman Minn  6-6 310 4.89 35.5 4.5 114 2,260 Falcons #2,#37
2 OLB Ryan Shazier OHST       6-1 237 4.36 42 4.21 130 25 2,244 Steelers #1,#15
3 OT Jake Matthews A&M     6-5.5 308 5.0 30 4.47 105 24 2,242 FALCONS #1,#6
4 CB Justin Gilbert OKST     6-0 202 4.3 33.5 4.19 126 20 2,234 BROWNS #1,#8
5 WR Mike Evans Texas A&M        6-5 231 4.53 37 4.26 122 12 2,220 BUCS #1,#7
6 WR Cody Latimer Indiana     6-3 215 4.4 39 4.2 126 23 2,220 Broncos #2,#56
7 WR Brandon Crooks ORST     5-10 189 4.29 38 3.81 128 2,219 SAINTS #1,#20
8 OLB Anthony Barr UCLA     6-5 255 4.4 34.5 4.19 119 19 2,214 VIKINGS #1,#9
9 OT Laurent Duvernay-Tardif CN 6-5 314 4.93 31.5 34 2,214 CHIEFS #6,#200
10 SS Brock Vereen Minnesota   6-0 199 4.4 34 4.07 117 25 2,213 BEARS #4,#131
11 CB StanJean-Baptiste NEB    6-3 218 4.49 41.5 4.19 128 2,206 SAINTS #2,#58
12 OLB Prince Shembo ND    6-1 253 4.62 38.5 4.31 122 26 2,206 Falcons #4,#139
13 WR Martavis Bryant Clem  6-4 211 4.36 39 4.15 124 16 2,202 Steelers #4,#118
14 AP Dri Archer Kent State     5-8 173 4.16 38 4.06 122 20 2,200 Steelers #3,#97

By 2001, all of the other Recruiting Services were using a Five-Star Player Rating System Method which Does Not Measure Anything. One year, at the start of the Spring, there were 45 Wide Receivers who were Rated by that Recruiting Service, with a Four-Star Player Rating. We went to bed one night and the next morning there were only 25. Someone at that Recruiting Service had decided that there could only be 25 Four-Star Wide Receivers and he had demoted 20 of the Wide Receivers to a Three-Star Player Rating. So Just What does a Five-Star or Four-Star or Three-Star really mean, If Anything.

I have been around Recruiting and All-Star Games four Decades and I have seen a lot of Great Football Players, but I have Never Seen the Kind of Talent that we had in our 2015 All-American Bowl Game. Based on their Actual Measurable Measurables and Game Film or Physical Evaluation, we had 22 Bonafide Six-Star Players in our 2015 Game, including Two Quarterbacks; Two Running Backs; Three Wide Receivers; Five Offensive Linemen; Three Linebackers; and Three Cornerbacks.

We also Re-Rated over Twenty Players up to a higher level than where they were when they came to our First Practice. West Team Recruiting Coordinator/Secondary Coach Eric Holden and East Team Recruiting Coordinator/Secondary Coach Nekemia Rich, were Relentless again as they stayed up with me until 5:00 A.M. almost every night, Evaluating Players on their Highlight Film.

2015 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME
SUPER GOLD-CHIP PLAYER RATINGS
2,300 Or Better MEARS RATINGS

1. ATH Gerold Bright AA         5-11 180 4.4 38 4.2 118 Escambia, FL 2,340 UTAH-ST
2. DE T.J. Fehoko INJ   6-2 270 4.68 34 4.3 116 34 Cottonwood, UT 2,330 WASH-ST
3. QB Christian Campbell INJ  6-2 197 4.43 36 4.2 118 Ponchatoula, LA 2,324 GAT

4. OT Brytain Petty AA        6-5 301 4.9 30 4.68 106 32 Munford, TN 2,312 MEMP
5. OT O’Shea Dugas AA       6-5 300 4.8 32 4.6 112 Laf Northside, LA 2,310 LAT
6. DE McKenzie Russell AA 6-4 240 4.56 36 4.39 118 Munford, TN   2,310 BETHEL
7. CB Ethan Rose AA     5-11 190 4.3 38 4.2 117 15 Laf Northside, LA 2,305 ULL

2015 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME
GOLD-CHIP MEARS RATINGS
2,200 Or Better MEARS RATINGS

1. FLK Hunter Register AA 6-4 180 4.38 38 4.1 128 15 Comeaux, LA 2,270 MINN
2. FLK Donald Stokes AA  6-2 190 4.4 39 4.06 128 15 Carencro, LA 2,270 McNEESE
3. CB Juwuan Campbell AA 6-0 190 4.4 38 4.1 120 FS S-Side, AR 2,250 ARK-TECH
4. CB Hakeem Wilson AA 5-11 185 4.4 36 4.16 116 12 Pensacola, FL 2,230 MS-VAL
5. CB Mah’lon Robinson AA 6-0 185 4.38 38 4.1 118 10 Noxubee, MS 2,220 ALCORN
6. RB Tyre Lee AA         5-11 195 4.4 38 4.2 118 20 Chicago St Rita, IL 2,220 U-INDY
7. AP Tiger Bech AA  5-8 173 4.4 38 4.1 122 15 St Thomas More, LA 2,220 MEARS
8. AP Kevon Abrams AA 5-9 180 4.4 38 4.0 120 14 Pensacola, FL 2,210 BUTLER CC
9. OG Josh Brister AA      6-4 295 4.89 28 4.61 106 Laf Christian, LA 2,205 Unsigned
10. QB Bo Clowers AA 6-0 180 4.6 32 4.4 112 MON Christian, LA 2,200 MILLSAPS
11. OC Kenny Dotson AA  6-3 255 4.9 30 4.4 124 Plaquemine, LA 2,200 NICHOLLS
12. FS Tanner Baum AA   6-0 210 4.56 34 4.4 116 20 Windsor, CO 2,200 Unsigned
13. RB Dylan Smith AA       5-10 205 4.42 36 4.16 118 Bentonville, AR 2,200 MEARS
14. AP Keshun Wells AA    5-7 170 4.33 39 3.82 128 – Moss Point, MS 2,200 MEARS
15. ATH Matthew Butler AA 5-9 170 4.4 38 4.1 125 10 St Michael, LA 2,200 TSU

2015 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME
BLUE-CHIP MEARS RATINGS
2,100 or BETTER MEARS RATING

1. DE Robbie McElderry AA      6-3 240 4.6 34 4.4 112 Laf More, LA 2,180 MEARS
2. DE Aaron Jordan AA 6-2 265 4.8 30 4.7 106 – Pensacola, FL 2,180 HUTCHINSON
3. NG Roy Albritton AA   6-3 305 4.90 30 4.80 106 32 Pensacola, FL 2,180 S-ALA
4. QB Slade Jarman AA       6-4 225 4.60 32 4.40 116 – Pensacola, FL 2,175 MS-VAL
5. WR Eddie Shoots AA           5-10 165 4.4 38 4.17 118 Pensacola, FL 2,170 MEARS
6. ATH Louis Conerly AA       6-0 210 4.5 36 4.2 118 Plaquemine, LA 2,170 Unsigned
7. OC Davis Harker AA  6-3 310 5.22 28 5.0 105 22 Tulsa Union, OK 2,165 MEARS
8. DT Austin Ashley AA    6-2 275 4.9 32 4.6 112 Madisonville, TX 2,160 E-TEX BAP
9. MLB Deandre McGill AA 5-10 220 4.7 36 4.29 116 20 Wynn, AR 2,160 CEN-ARK
10. DE Des Prejean AA 6-3 225 4.52 38 4.3 118 20 Laf Christian, LA 2,155 NW-ST
11. SS George Brister AA    6-1 216 4.42 36 4.10 118 12 Covington, LA 2,150 ULM
12. RB/ATH Colin St Julien AA  5-7 165 4.4 36 4.2 118 Laf Home, LA 2,120 MEARS
13. RB Dwayne Barnett AA 5-8 195 4.4 32 4.2 112 Harrison Cent, MS 2,120 MEARS
14. WR Nate Arceneaux AA   6-1 190 4.4 38 4.2 118 15 Teurlings, LA 2,120 MEARS
15. FS Javi Corral AA                            6-1 180 4.5 36 4.2 118 Plano, IL 2,120 MEARS
16. MLB Kaelon Love AA 5-11 225 4.56 36 4.4 118 OKC Marshall, OK 2,120 ARMY
17. OLB Xavier Brooks AA      6-2 200 4.5 36 4.3 116 20 Carencro, LA 2,120 MEARS
18. MLB Mitch Sandborn AA 6-1 225 4.6 36 4.2 112 20 Nettleton, AR 2,120 MEARS
19. DE Pete Lebeouf AA 6-4 265 4.7 32 4.4 118 South Terrebonne, LA 2,120 Unsigned
20. OC Josh Orebo AA  6-1 235, 4.9 32 4.6 106 West Orange Stark, TX 2,120 MEARS
21. OT Jodeci Harris AA 6-8 321 5.3 24 4.98 02 – Plaquemine, LA 2,110 SOUTHERN
22. MLB “Pepi” Kennedy AA     6-1 227 4.62 36 4.30 107 20 Many, LA 2,110 MEARS
23. LB Martin Battiste AA 6-0 210 4.5 36 4.3 116 25 Scotlandville, LA 2,110 MEARS
24. WR Trey Hawkins AA 5-11 175 4.4 38 4.0 124 OKC Marshall, OK 2,110 Unsigned
25. NG DeMarcus Lee AA 6-1 295 4.87  32 4.7 106 Laf Northside, LA 2,110 MEARS
26. CB Randy Taylor AA  5-11 187 4.38 36 4.18 118 10 Vicksburg, MS 2,104 Unsigned
27. CB Roy Colum III AA 5-10 180 4.4 38 4.20 118 10 Pensacola, FL 2,100 MS-VAL
28. FS Courtland Barnes AA  5-9 170 4.4 38 4.1 126 Senatobia, MS 2,100 Unsigned
29. AP Brian Rodgers AA        5-9 180 4.4 38 4.06 116 Ponchatoula, LA 2,100 MEARS
30. CB D’Ronne Littleton AA 5-10 170 4.4 38 4.1 118 10 Carencro, LA 2,100 NW-ST
31. MLB Tyler Knoblett AA    6-1 225 4.6 33 4.3 112 25 Rockville, IN 2,100 Unsigned
32. OLB Chris Livings^AA     6-2 220 4.6 36 4.4 114 18 LC Barbe, LA 2,100 McNEESE
33. DT Deitric Massey AA              6-2 290 4.9 33 4.7 106 Nettleton, AR 2,100 MEARS
34. K/P Aaron Malik AA                              5-11 195 4.8 Ponchatoula, LA 2,100 MEARS
35. K/P Jon-Michael Kubu AA   5-11 165 4.78 28 4.6 And Hanna, SC 2,100 Unsigned
36. WR “Avery” Gragg AA    6-2 90 4.47 38 4.16 116 – Holland Hall, OK 2,100 MEARS
37. FS Quin Thibodeaux AA   6-0 180 4.5 36 4.1 15 Breaux Bridge, LA 2,100 MEARS
38. CB Jacolby Broussard AA        5-9 165 4.4 36 4.2 118 Laf More, LA 2,100 Xavier

2015 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME
RED-CHIP MEARS RATINGS
2,000 or BETTER MEARS RATING

1. ATH C.J. Melancon AA   5-10 180 4.5 36 4.2 118 Lafayette Prep, LA 2,080 MEARS
2. OT Griffin Ricketson AA        6-5 275 5.2 28 4.8 Pensacola BTW, FL 2,080 W-ALA
3. OG Paul Hebert AA    6-1 255 4.9 32 4.6 106 West Orange Stark, TX 2,080 MEARS
4. NG Junior Nunez AA             6-1 265 4.80 30 4.72 106 – Plano, IL 2,080 Itasca CC
5. RB Jerome Smith AA     5-10 185 4.42 38 4.2 118 OKC Marshall, OK 2,080 MEARS
6. OC Sam Hargrave AA      6-2 295 5.3 29 4.7 106 20 E Ascension, LA 2,080 MEARS
7. OG Ryan Keller AA          6-1 325 5.3 28 5.0 102 24 E. Ascension, LA 2,080 MEARS
8. MLB Kaleel Bowden AA  5-11 235 4.7 32 4.5 116 OKC Marshall, OK 2,080 MEARS
9. NG Brandon Alexander AA   6-1 275 4.9 29 4.7  Breaux Bridge, LA 2,080 MEARS
10. LB Jamal Lydie AA                  6-2 220 4.6 36 4.4 118 St Martin, MS 2,080 MEARS
11. FB K.J. Robinson AA         5-9 240 4.7 34 4.5 112 25 Northwest, LA 2,080 MEARS
12. FS Tyrell Henderson AA 5-9 165 4.45 36 4.2 116 Scotlandville, LA 2,080 MEARS
13. OLB James Ellis AA       5-11 220 4.6 32 4.4 112 Pens Escambia, FL 2,080 MEARS
14. CB Syngyn Chapman AA   6-2 170 4.5 36 4.3 118 Scotlandville, LA 2,080 MEARS
15. SS Tony Elias AA                       6-1 200 4.5 36 4.30 116 15 Plano, IL 2,070 E-ILL
16. OC Whit Warner AA  6-1 245 5.3 28 4.86 106 River Bluff, SC 2,060 N-Greenville
17. CB Adam Laday AA       5-11 170 4.5 34 4.2 116 Lafayette Prep, LA 2,060 MEARS
18. OG Jeff Fuller AA          6-2 315 5.30 27 4.80 100 28 Mangham, LA 2,055 LA-COL
19. NG Keithen Cormier AA   5-11 300 5.0 32 4.8 Breaux Bridge, LA 2,050 Unsigned
20. CB Marquez Emerson AA 5-4 140 4.4 38 4.0 124 Pensacola, FL 2,020 LAF-PREP
21. OG Kasey Miller AA               6-2 285 5.3 28 4.8 106 Mangham, LA 2,020 LA-COL
22. ATH Xavier Nero AA        5-8 160 4.47 36 4.2 118 10 Magnolia, TX 2,020 MEARS

In the last Three Months, I have Evaluated about 150 High School Football Players on either their Hudl, NCSA, or YouTube High School Highlight Film, who in most cases, look like they might be Currently Flying A Little Bit Under The Recruiting Radar to most of the Division I College Football Coaches. In those Three Months, I have also Found 50 Potential Super Stars and I have invited all of them to participate in my Twelveth Annual 2016 All-American Bowl Game Classic.

Out of all of those Players, about 10 Players have called or had their Coaches call me to Accept my Invitation and they are in the process of Turning in their Paperwork to Play in Our 2016 Twelveth Annual All-American Football Classic Game. Since I still do not have their Entire Players Paperwork, I hesitate to announce them as Bowl Game Participants until I receive them. For this reason, I have decided to add New Players to the Invitation List for the next Two Weeks and make the Big Announcement on Sunday April 19.

Admittedly, many of these “Super-Stars” did not have any Scholarship Offers after their Junior Football Season and when I watched their Game Film, it looked to me like they were “Freaks” and Flying Under the Recruiting Radar. Once their Game Film was seen, they immediately became “Hot-Recruits” for the College Coaches.

Coach Guy Mistretta of Livonia, Louisiana must have been Living and doing a lot of “Things” Right. First of all, he had the privilege of Coaching LSU Great Running Back Jeremy Hill and then of winning the 2014 Louisiana 3A State Championship.  And now, Coach Mistretta has another Running Back by the name of Barrick Slaughter (6-1, 210, 4.4) who is even faster than Hill and he is returning for his Senior Season.

And if this wasn’t enough, Mistretta also has a Relentless Defensive End with his Motor Always Running named Willie Baker (6-4, 235, 4.6) and he already has 11 Division I Offers, including Michigan, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Arizona State, Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana Tech, Illinois, Kansas State, Louisville, and Tulane. Baker was hurt as a Sophomore, but as a Junior, he recorded 81 Tackles, 30 Tackles For A Loss, 12 Sacks, and he had 6 Forced Fumbles.


Relentless Super-Star DE Willie Baker of Livonia has Received 11 Offers!

On Film, Slaughter is an Amazing Freak with Speed, Moves, and Power and he is probably one of the Top Running Backs in the Country. LSU is the Current Running Back U, but the Tigers Signed three Running Backs in the 2015 Recruiting Class and so they May or May Not Offer Slaughter. On Easter Sunday, Slaughter had Offers from Arkansas State, California, ULL, and Southern Miss.

A few other “Super-Star” Players that I was Highly Impressed with were WR Zach Farrar, QB/ATH Brandon Tillmon, TE Colin Tatko, DE Daniel Crosley, ILB Colt Feinberg, DE DeAndre Williams, P/QB Breylin Smith, OG Kelton Hollins, OG Taylor Fondal, OG Collin Fountain, OT Rowdy Frederick, QB Miller Forristall, QB Kasey Ford, AP Austin Mitchell, and ILB David Crosley, ATH/QB Lindsey Scott.

Another Special Mention goes to another Incredible Louisiana 4A All-State Defensive End Named Daniel Crosley (6-2, 250, 4.6) of Deridder, Louisiana has Five Scholarship Offers on Easter Sunday, including Louisiana Tech, ULL, Memphis, Houston, and Southern Miss. If a College has not Offered Crosley #90, then they just have not taken the time to View his Highlight Film, because, from either Defensive End, he is one of the Quickest to get off the Line of Scrimmage that I have seen in recent years.

Crosley also was Louisiana 3-4A Defensive MVP as a Junior and Guess What! He has a Twin Brother Named David Crosley (6-1, 245, 4.6) who plays Inside or Outside Linebacker. David has an Offer from ULL.

From their Game Film and Previous Combines, I have Approximated some of these “Super-Star” Player Measurables. Some of these Measurables will be Re-Evaluated once their Paperwork arrives.

NOTE: The Twelveth Annual 2016 International All-American Bowl Game Classic is Tentatively going to be Played on Saturday of January 2, 2016 at a Football Stadium in the Lafayette or Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area.

MY FIRST FIFTY PLAYER INVITATIONS TO MY 2016 12TH ANNUAL ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME CLASSIC!

^ I Have Seen This Player Play In Person or on Film!

2015 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME
GOLD-CHIP MEARS RATINGS
2,200 Or Better MEARS RATINGS
INVITATIONS

1. RB Barrick Slaughter^               6-1 210 4.4 36 4.24 116 Livonia, LA 2,270 MEARS
2. ATH Brandon Tillmon^       6-2 210 4.46 36 4.2 116 River Bluff, SC 2,250 MEARS
3. DE Daniel Crosley^                     6-2 250 4.6 34 4.4 116 Deridder, LA 2,220 MEARS
4. WR Zach Farrar^     6-4 208 4.37 38 4.18 124 Southlake Carroll, TX 2,216 MEARS

2016 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME INVITATIONS
BLUE-CHIP MEARS RATINGS
2,100 or BETTER MEARS RATING

1. TE Colin Tatko^ 6-5 255 4.6 36 4.4 116 25 Southaven Christian, MS 2,170 MEARS
2. DE Willie Baker^                            6-4 235 4.6 34 4.4 118 Livonia, LA 2,170 MEARS
3. ILB Colt Feinberg^AA            6-1 220 4.6 36 4.28 118 25 Wando, SC 2,170 MEARS
4. DE DeAndre Williams^      6-3 245 4.6 33 4.4 116 Scotlandville, LA 2,170 MEARS
5. QB Breylin Smith^                        6-3 180 4.8 28 4.6 112 Conway, AR 2,160 MEARS
6. OT Rowdy Frederick^ 6-6 320 5.22 28 4.65 106 Broken Arrow, OK 2,160 MEARS
7. OG Taylor Fondal^         6-3 295 4.75 30 4.69 106 NI Westgate, LA 2,160 MEARS
8. OG Kelton Hollins^                  6-3 290 5.0 30 4.67 106 Zachary, LA 2,160 MEARS
9. OG Collin Fountain^     6-3 330 5.2 30 4.9 106 LCharles Barbe, LA 2,160 MEARS
10. QB Lindsey Scott^                     6-0 205 4.5 36 4.3 118 Zachary, LA 2,160 MEARS
11. AP  Austin Mitchell^        5-10 180 4.4 38 4.1 126 Plaquemine, LA 2,160 MEARS
12. QB Miller Forristall^          6-5 215 4.7 32 4.3 112 Cartersville, GA 2,160 MEARS
13. QB Kasey Ford^                    6-5 255 4.8 28 4.7 106 Bentonville, AR 2,160 MEARS
14. ILB David Crosley^                  6-1 245 4.6 36 4.3 116 Deridder, LA 2,160 MEARS
15. FS David Beasley^              6-3 190 4.42 38 4.16 118 Pine Bluff, AR 2,150 MEARS
16. WR Douglas Coleman^          6-2 175 4.4 38 4.02 124 Zachary, LA 2,150 MEARS
17. TE Stephen Omorogbe^ 6-4 240 4.56 36 4.4 118 River Ridge, GA 2,150 MEARS
18. OC Cole Armstrong^AA      6-3 235 4.9 32 4.2 118 River Bluff, SC 2,150 MEARS
19. QB Ladarius Skelton^        6-2 210 4.6 32 4.31 116 Pine Bluff, AR 2,150 MEARS
20. DE Chris Leaks^                             6-4 220 4.6 34 4.4 118 Rison, AR 2,150 MEARS
21. CB Tyrone Mahone^         6-0 175 4.4 38 4.19 126 Bentonville, AR 2,150 MEARS
22. FS Sanchez Blake^        6-0 190 4.37 38 4.2 122 Olive Branch, MS 2,150 MEARS
23. OG John Guthrie^       6-2 300 5.2 30 5.0 106 Duncan Byrnes, SC 2,150 MEARS
24. OG Delvin Salter^   6-4 275 5.0 28 4.9 106 Mem Whitehaven, TN 2,140 MEARS
25. DE Austin Norris^             6-4 240 4.6 32 4.22 116 34 Conway, AR 2,140 MEARS
26. AP Romar Reades^              5-8 192 4.4 38 4.16 124 Pine Bluff, AR 2,140 MEARS
27. OG Phabion Woodard^   6-4 300 5.2 30 4.9 106 Ind Gentry, MS 2,140 MEARS
28. OT Samuel Williams^            6-7 300 5.3 28 4.9 106 Bearden, AR 2,130 MEARS
29. WR Trevor Begue^ 6-0 180 4.4 38 4.16 122 Laf Thomas More, LA 2,130 MEARS
30. OC Andy Smith^             6-3 275 5.1 30 4.6 106 Broken Arrow, OK 2,130 MEARS
31. AP Gunnar Catoe^AA                  5-6 170 4.4 38 4.03 122 Elgin, SC 2,130 MEARS
32. OC Blake Jeresaty^     6-2 290 5.0 28 4.9 106 Bishop England, SC 2,130 MEARS
33. OT Adrian Tate^       6-6 290 5.3 28 5.0 106 Jackson Murrah, MS 2,130 MEARS
34. OLB Blake Moore^    6-0 210 4.56 364.36 118 Mad Ridgeland, MS 2,120 MEARS
35. OLB Steven O’Malley^   6-0 225 4.6 36 4.4 118 Cherry Creek, CO 2,120 MEARS
36. OG Kennedy Madison^   6-3 250 5.1 29 4.91 105 Mon Parish, LA 2,120 MEARS
37. CB Cee Jay Powell^                   5-8 170 4.4 36 4.21 122 Livonia, LA 2,120 MEARS

2016 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME INVITATIONS
RED-CHIP MEARS RATINGS
2,000 or BETTER MEARS RATING

1. AP Karter Bounds^ 5-8 175 4.4 38 3.94 126 Madison Ridgeland, MS 2,080 MEARS
2. TE Blake Williams^                    6-4 225 4.7 36 4.1 118 Mustang, OK 2,080 MEARS
3. CB Xavier Suggs^       5-10 180 4.4 38 4.22 118 Dallas Episcopal, TX 2,080 MEARS
4. DT Douglas Tucker^    6-4 300 5.0 30 4.8 106 Dallas Episcopal, TX 2,070 MEARS
5. DE Jeff Gurley^                      6-1 210 4.6 32 4.28 116 Blue Valley, KS 2,060 MEARS
6. CB Jaylon Mtchem^                   5-11 175 4.45 36 4.18 118 Rison, AR 2,060 MEARS
7. OC Korbin Boles^                      6-3 323 5.2 28 5.0 103 Palestine, TX 2,060 MEARS
8. OLB Robert Miller^           6-0 210 4.5 36 4.3 116 Olive Branch, MS 2,050 MEARS
9. OT Tyler Harris^   6-6 330 5.4 24 5.3 102 Ridgeland Academy, MS 2,050 MEARS

Some of our “Super-Star” Players who are invited to play in our All-American Bowl Game will get an Invitation to play in another All-American Bowl Game, but many of them will not get another Invitation. This reminds me of what happened in 2006 with Two of our All-American Bowl Game Players.

In the Summer of 2005, I had become Friends with both RB Charles Scott and WR Damian Williams and I had Invited both of them to play in our 2006 All-American Bowl Game, but they said No, because they both were “Holding-Out” for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game. Our Game was on January 5, 2006 and on December 18, neither one of them had been Invited to play in the Army Game and so I called them on the phone to give them one more opportunity to play in my game. They both answered by saying that they still thought that they would get the Army Invitation.

Then, on the Day After Christmas, I got another call from Damian’s Dad asking me if it was too late to play in my All-American Bowl Game and I replied: “It’s Never too late for Damian Williams.” Then on the Day that we reported to the Shreveport Hotel, I got a call from Charles Scott telling me that he was on his way to Shreveport.

In the Game on Friday, Charles Scott rushed for 126-Yards and Scored Two Touchdowns in leading the West Team to Victory; while Damian Williams caught Six passes of 90-Yards and returned a Punt for a Touchdown. Later in 2006, Williams was Voted to the Freshman All-SEC Team for the Arkansas Razorbacks. Scott #32 was an All-American Running Back for LSU; while Williams was an All-American Wide Receiver for Southern Cal, after transferring from Arkansas. Then in 2010, Scott and Williams were Drafted.

I relate this Story, because both Scott and Williams #18 wanted to play in an All-American Bowl Game and my All-American Bowl Game gave both of them that opportunity. I am sure that there will always be players on our Invitation List that will Feel the same way that Scott and Williams felt.

ALL-AMERICAN BOWL GAME NFL DRAFT CHOICES

In the first previous Eleven games, The All-American Bowl Game Classic has helped Over 1,600 Players to get a scholarship. The All-American Bowl Game Classic also has had some very distinguished Alumnus, including Two #1 Draft Choices; Two #2 Draft Choices; and Four #3 Draft Choices. Kareem Jackson, Alfred Morris, Lawrence Wilson, and Vick Ballard did not have a single scholarship offer when they reported for their first AABG practice. Andy Dalton and Joe Looney had one offer. Damontre Moore and Lee Smith had Two Offers at Practice.

NINETEEN MAX EMFINGER AABG NFL DRAFT PICKS

1. OT Trent Williams, OklahomaWashington Redskins 2010 #1 – #4 Overall
2. CB Kareem Jackson, AlabamaHouston Texans 2010 #1 – #20 Overall
3. QB Andy Dalton, TCUCincinnati Bengals 2011 #2 – #35 Overall
4. DT Lamarr Houston, TexasOakland Raiders 2010 #2 – #44 Overall
5. WR Damian Williams, USCTennessee Titans 2010 #3 – #53 Overall
6. DT Terrell McClain, S FloridaCarolina Panthers 2011 #3 – #65 Overall
7. DE Damontre Moore, Texas A&MNew York Giants 2013 #3 – #81 Overall
8. NG Drake Nevis, LSUIndianapolis Colts 2011 #3 – #87 Overall
9. OG Joe Looney, Wake ForestCincy Bengals 2012 #4 – #117 Overall
10. DT Jay Howard, FloridaSeattle Seahawks 2012 #4 – #170 Overall
11. TE Lee Smith, Marshall – New England Patriots 2011 #5 – #159 Overall
12. RB Vick Ballard, Miss StateIndianapolis Colts 2012 #5 – #170 Overall
13. LB Lawrence Wilson, U-ConnCarolina Panthers 2011 #6 – #166 Overall
14. RB Alfred Morris, FAUWashington Redskins 2012 #6 – 173 Overall
15. FS Charles Mitchell, Miss StateAtlanta Falcons 2012 #6 – 192 Overall
16. RB Charles Scott, LSUPhiladelphia Eagles 2010 #6 – 200 Overall
17. NG Everett Dawkins, FSUMinnesota Vikings 2013 #7 – #229 Overall
18. OT Marcel Jones, NebraskaNew Orleans Saints 2012 #7 – #234 Overall
19. OT Lee Ziemba, AuburnCarolina Panthers 2011 #7 – #244 Overall

In 2014, When I first talked to Coach Lance Heron about his New Professional Football Developmental League, I was excited, because the New Pro Football League was being formed for the same Super Football Players that I look for to participate in my All-American Bowl Game Classics. I was so impressed with Coach Heron, I invited him to Coach the West Team Wide Receivers in my 2014 All-American Bowl Game Classic and he accepted.

Coach Heron also told me about another Super Coach named John Gregory who had already won two Canadian Grey Cup World Football Championships and would be one of the New Head Coaches in the New Pro Football League. Coach Heron also said that Coach Gregory might also be available to Coach in my 2014 All-American Bowl Game Classic and so I called him and he also accepted.

Then Coach Heron invited me to be a Special Guest Super Scout in the John Lestini Group Super Free Agent Combine that was being held in conjunction with the start of the 2014 Senior Bowl Game in Mobile, Alabama. We also did it again on January 17-18, 2015, just before the 2015 NFL Draft.

Coach Heron Coached the West Team Wide Receivers and Coach Gregory Coached the West Team Quarterbacks in my 2014 All-American Bowl Game Classic and then two weeks later Coach Gregory Coached the Quarterbacks and Coach Heron Coached the Wide Receivers in the John Lestini Group Super Combine; while I evaluated all  the Free Agents in the Super Combine.

I mention this for one reason. Coach Heron and Coach Gregory Coached a lot of great Football Players in those two Coaching Situations and we talked a lot about the Talent Level in both groups. Together, we made some Startling Evaluations that were pretty amazing. We came to the similar conclusion that there were two High School Quarterbacks and two High School Wide Receivers that were as good or better than all of the Free Agents at the Super Combine; that further proves our point that there are always Super Football Players that are Flying Under The Recruiting Radar.

I will add that there was a Tight End and Linebacker on the West Team and a Quarterback, Tight End, and two All-Purpose Players on the East Team that were better than all of the Players at their position at the Free Agent Camp. The amazing fact was that most of those players did not have Scholarship Offers before the First Practice.

The New Professional Football Showcase will Target many of the same Football Players that I have Targeted for my All-American Bowl Games. These are the Super Football Players with Tons of Potential Talent, but who for some crazy reason, have been overlooked; but are Super Football Players with Outstanding and Freaky Measurables and are Praying for that Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to show what they can do.

There will always be some Super Star Players, who although they have a few Scholarship Offers including, but are still Flying Under The Recruiting Radar with the Majority of Major Division I Schools College Coaches. Some of these Players should already have 30 and 40 Scholarship Offers, but they don’t, but most all of them do have at least Five Division I Offers.

 

 

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About maxemfingerrecruiting

My mission and goal is to search for that hidden high school football talent that has not been found yet. I then evaluate him and try to help him to get some publicity. In 2003, 2004, 2005. and 2006, I hosted my Annual 7on7 National Championship. My goal was to get great athletes to one area where I could evaluate them and then help them with college coaches. The only drawback was that college coaches wanted to see the hidden gems in a game-type highlight film and so the college coaches suggested to me that I host a real All-American Bowl Game so that they could view these talented players in a highlight film, playing against other talented players. It's noted that the NCAA doesn't allow the college coaches to attend All-American Games or practices and so the Game Film is a great tool for the college coaches. In 2005, I hosted my 1st Annual All-American Bowl Game. In nine games in nine years, my wife and I have helped 549 HS football players to get a scholarship that came to our first Bowl Game practice without a single scholarship offer. This also does not count over 1,000 players who we have helped that did not play in our game, including over 100 players in the 2010 Recruiting Season. My Super Elite Top Gun Camp idealogy, is of course, to get as many Top Football Players to a Top Gun Camp so that all of my coaches and I can evaluate them, rate them, rank them, and promote them. There will always be "Diamonds in the Rough" to be found. My First Annual Max Emfinger's Super Elite Top Gun Camp was in July of 2010. The Camp was amazing and loaded with unknown and known talent. Many of them were invited to play in our 2011 All-American Bowl Game Classic. In 2007, in my 3rd Annual All-American Bowl Game, a player by the name of Kareem Jackson came to our first Monday practice, without a single scholarship offer. Jackson decided to come out early and he became a #1 Draft Choice in the 2010 NFL Draft for the Houston Texans.
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