The Elite Raw Talent All American Bowl consists of the top Ranked student-athletes all across the country. This is an event that will be hosted in Atlanta,Ga and will take place December.26th-December.28th.
We have decided we would pick two captains per team, all from different states. These captains will be responsible for drafting their team as well as being leaders for their teams. For Team Raw we have DB Dorian Davis (Shelby HS, NC) and RB Jordan Castleberry (ST. Edwards HS, OH).
MEET DORIAN DAVIS
DB Dorian Davis is committed to James Madison University and he talked to us a little about that. “Well when JMU offered me I committed about an hour or 2 later. That place is special, and the people there are even better. I felt like family as soon as I got there.”
Davis plans on making an impact as soon as he gets there, in fact, he will get their early “When I get there in January that i’ll have a good chance of getting early playing time as a freshman! People ask why I chose JMU over the FBS offers I had but why wouldn’t I? JMU wins more, and they are sending guys to the league which is my ultimate goal!”
No matter what fans think Dorian Davis made the best decision for him and at the end of the day there is nothing better than a free educating, but before he leaves off for college he wants to leave his mark and lead by example this season “I plan on leading my team by example this season. I’m vocal but I like for my actions, hard work, and effort to do most of the talking for me. Last year we went 12-3 and Lost in the semi finals. The previous 4 years we had won 4 consecutive state titles and the plan this year is no different win our last game which is the state championship”
Mr.Davis mindset and work ethic is one of the main reasons we voted him in as a captain and a team leader. “Being invited to play in the ERT bowl is a big opportunity, it gives me a chance to ball against top notch competition before I go off to college which will be fun. And being picked as a captain is an even better opportunity because there are guys ranked higher than I am in this game and that shows that it’s not all about rankings when it comes to this game”
Dorian Davis is what we all call a “SLEEPER’, but at the end of the day the kid will get an opportunity to make his dream come true and with his mindset and work ethic I am betting all my coins on him.
MEET JORDAN CASTLEBERRY
Castleberry is not as heavy recruited has he should be, the kid can play. He does have a few division -1 offers, but we expect him to have a lot more after this season. ” Haven’t really made a set and stone decision because of the way my recruiting is going. My recruiting was going fast but slowed down as the season approached but I am looking forward to committing during the season even maybe after the regular season.” If Jordan Castleberry competes at a high level like we know he can it is no doubt about it that he will end the season with more offers then he started with.
Jordan Castleberry is not a captain because he is talented but it is because he is a leader on and off the field. How he leads his team in Ohio speaks for itself on the film and record books; we expect the same when he comes to Atlanta. “It’s a great privilege and honor to play in the ERT bowl, wasn’t expecting to be invited! Also being named Captain also warms my heart that not only people from my high school look at me as a leader but also the ERT family as well! And it is a blessing, and I am completely thankful for it!” We have high expectations from Jordan Castleberry this season as well as when he gets into Atlanta. He is one we are glad to have.
Now that you have met the captains of Team Raw, it is now time to meet the captains of Team Elite. Center Mike Brooks (Cedar Grove HS, GA) and DB Aaron Stokes (Broken Arrow HS, OK) are your captains this year for Team Elite.
MEET MIKE BROOKS
Mike Brooks will be the center and the leader of the offense for Team Elite. Brooks is a 6’3 290 beast who is committed to Tennessee State “I chose TSU because of location and the heritage of the program and the coaches and when I took my visit I fell in love with the campus and the city of Nashville I expect to get a top notch education and being taught by the best college o line coach in the country coach Ehrenfeld” Brooks loves TSU and I can guarantee they love him back, he is a steal for the tigers and he has a high ceiling to do something great.
Mike Brooks has been the starting center for Cedar Grove for three years and he has been leading the team since. Brooks helped lead Cedar Grove to a 2017 GHSA state title and he plans to do the same this year. We picked him as a captain because of his winner mindset and his ability to lead. “The opportunity to play in the ERT bowl is a huge one because of the star power and the fact that I get to play with some of the best players in my class and the opportunity to be chosen as a captain was a blessing because now I get to draft a team and I think that is pretty cool and I get to watch players highlights and see what their attributes are” Mike Brooks will go against some very good defensive linemen and it will be a good test for him.
MEET AARON STOKES
MR. Aaron Stokes the man on wheels. One of the few kids that we have coming from Oklahoma and he is definitely one of the most talent athletes in the state of Oklahoma. Stokes has a few offers on the table, but hasn’t quite made his decision just yet “My Recruiting is starting to pick up now that I’m at a bigger school and that I’ve been to a few major camps. I’m still open to my full recruitment with all schools and will be sitting down with my family and coaches closer to the end of my senior year to make a decision.” If Aaron Stokes do what we know he can do, which is ball. He will get some more scholarships before it is said and done. He will be a steal for a program.
“Leading isn’t always about being the best it’s more like how can you help your teammates to become better and then become the best.” said Aaron Stokes. A kid with talent but understands the true meaning of leadership and being a captain is what these college coaches want. That is why he was chosen to be one of the captains in this All-American Game.
“It’s a big deal to me that I was picked to play in this game and not only play but for the ERT organization to trust me to be a captain. I plan on announcing my commitment to a school at the Game during Halftime. I’m often over looked due to my size and for you ERT to want me to play in your game really means a lot to me. Being the biggest guy doesn’t always mean your the best and I just try to go out and show why I’m the best at what I do. There’s always a chip on my shoulder if that makes sense.” Stokes Said. This is a kid that we are excited about watching and we are expecting big things. World keep your eye on Aaron Stokes.