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IMG 2017 Football Team: Where Are They Now?

Twenty prospects signed with FBS teams. For some it went well. For others, not so much.

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You haven’t heard the last of Dylan Moses.
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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.

Name Pos Stars Rank Ht Wt School Status
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

  • 13%
    Kellen Mond, perfecting clipboard carrying.
    (66 votes)
  • 33%
    Dylan Moses, gonna prove doubters wrong.
    (166 votes)
  • 21%
    Grant Delpit, if healthy
    (107 votes)
  • 32%
    Cesar Ruiz, OL have a long shelf life.
    (164 votes)
503 votes total Vote Now