While purging some old files from my trusty Commodore 64, I came across a list of players from the 2017 IMG Academy football team. Finding such a large number of players from one team signing with FBS teams to be an anomaly, I used the list in my 2017 National Signing Day Recap.
Upon renewed inspection of the spreadsheet, it made me wonder: Whatever happened to those fellas? As most Crimson Tide fans know, two of them came to Tuscaloosa and one of them was drafted into the NFL. It just wasn’t the one we expected.
Of the 20 players listed, ten are in the NFL. For you that played high school football, can you imagine playing against ten future NFLers? Seven are still in the FBS with four at Power 5 schools.
Below is that original list with updated bios.
|Josh Kaindoh||DE||5||10||6'5"||241||Florida State||CHIEFS 4th round 2021|
|Dylan Moses||LB||5||13||6'2"||225||Alabama||JAGUARS undrafted free agent 2021|
|Cesar Ruiz||OL||4||47||6'3"||313||Michigan||SAINTS 1st round 2020; nine starts|
|Isaiah Pryor||DB||4||63||6'2"||195||Ohio State>Notre Dame||Still at ND as a regular contributor/non-starter|
|Grant Delpit||DB||4||66||6'1"||180||LSU||BROWNS 2nd round 2020; suffered an Achilles tendon tear, missed the season|
|Jhamon Ausbon||WR||4||73||6'4"||214||Texas A&M||EAGLES; opted out of the 2020 season to prep for the 2021 NFL draft. Went undrafted. #LifeChoices|
|Robert Hainsey||OL||4||85||6'5"||276||Notre Dame||BUCCANEERS 3rd round 2021|
|Jordan Anthony||LB||4||108||6'1"||220||Michigan>Troy||After a year out of football, transferred to Troy.|
|Kellen Mond||QB||4||110||6'3"||199||Texas A&M||VIKINGS 3rd round 2021|
|Marcus Williamson||DB||4||185||5'10"||175||Ohio State||Still at OSU; became a first time starter in 2020.|
|Santino Marchiol||LB||4||337||6'3"||223||Texas A&M>Arizona||Left the A&M and made some wild uncorroborrated accusations about Jimbo Fisher's staff on his way out. Dismissed from Arizona after a racist video surfaced. Arrested for assault.|
|Kahlee "KJ" Hamler||WR||4||338||5'9"||152||Penn State||BRONCOS 2nd round 2020; 30 catches for 381 yards and three touchdowns.|
|Tre McKitty||TE||3||415||6'4"||225||Florida State>UGA||CHARGERS 3rd round 2021|
|Emmanuel Greene||WR||3||488||5'9"||170||UCF>New Mexico||starter at UNM|
|Jack Camper||TE||3||760||6'4"||225||Michigan State||starter at Sparty|
|Dante Sparaco||DE||3||881||6'5"||265||Colorado>Montana State>Colorado||Transferred from CU to MSU and back to CU. Out of football.|
|Broc Bando||OL||3||1081||6'4"||279||Nebraska||starter at Nebraska|
|Elvis Hines||DB||3||1682||5'10"||172||Kent State||starter at KSU|
|Elijah Watson||DT||2||2257||6'4"||275||Miami(OH)>Juco>S.Illinois>Valdosta State||Four schools in four years pretty much tells the story.|
|Thomas Fletcher||ATH||2||2527||6'1"||215||Alabama||PANTHERS 6th round|
Who will have the longest NFL playing career?
This poll is closed
Kellen Mond, perfecting clipboard carrying.
Dylan Moses, gonna prove doubters wrong.
Grant Delpit, if healthy
Cesar Ruiz, OL have a long shelf life.