UPDATE: New York vs. New England logo and rosters
One week ago we announced the introductory details for the first ever New York vs. New England 7-on-7 All-Star Challenge, taking place in Stamford, Connecticut on Saturday, August 1st.
Yesterday the @NYNEChallenge Twitter account released the logo and current rosters for both teams. There is a truly amazing group of players who plan on attending!
The moment you've all been waiting for... the logo for the first annual New York vs. New England All-Star Challenge! pic.twitter.com/cmhocqQA1O- NY vs. New England (@NYNEChallenge) July 16, 2015
About 45 of the top players in the class of 2016 and class of 2017 from New York and New England will be facing off in a challenge which pits two regions with heated pro sports rivalries against each other. The area also generally receives less attention from scouts and coaches.
This event is meant to be a showcase for the area's best high school football talent. Below is a preliminary list of players who will be participating.
NOTE: If you are a player who has been invited and plan on attending or you have told us you are attending and aren't on this list please contact us at UConnRivals@gmail.com:
New York All-Stars
QB - Keshawn Howard, Fairport, Class of 2017
QB - Ryan Klemm, Newfield, Class of 2016
RB - Joshua Mack, Pittsford, Class of 2016
WR - Ahmed Bah, Grand Street, Class of 2016 - committed to RUTGERS
WR - Taysir Mack, Grand Street, Class of 2016 - committed to RUTGERS
WR - Kareem Davis, Grand Street, Class of 2016
WR - Jelani Green, Longwood, Class of 2016
WR - Justin Davis, Bishop Kearney, Class of 2017
WR - Earnest Edwards, Aquinas, Class of 2016
WR - Jahsen Wint, Erasmus, Class of 2016
WR - CJ Turner, Eastridge, Class of 2017
TE - Demetrius Breedlove, Class of 2016
LB - Jamir Jones, Aquinas, Class of 2016 - committed to NOTRE DAME
CB - Elijah Riley, Newfield, Class of 2016
CB - Shemar Hayes, Aquinas, Class of 2016
New England All-Stars
QB - Jacob Hallenbeck, Kingswood-Oxford (CT), Class of 2016
QB - CJ Lewis, Cheshire Academy (CT), Class of 2017
QB - Austin Burton, Newton South (MA), Class of 2017
RB - CJ Holmes, Cheshire Academy (CT), Class of 2017
RB - Kevin Mensah, Holy Name Catholic (MA), Class of 2017
RB/WR - Domenic Cozier, Milton Academy (MA), Class of 2016
WR - Ryan Reagan, Duxbury High (MA), Class of 2017
WR - Noah Gray, Leominster (MA), Class of 2017
WR/S - Tyler Coyle, Windsor (CT), Class of 2016
WR - Keyion Dixon, Glastonbury (CT), Class of 2016 - Committed to UCONN
TE - Sean McKeon, Sheperd Hill Regional (MA), Class of 2016 - Committed to MICHIGAN
TE - Scooter Harrington, Greenwich High (CT), Class of 2016 - Committed to BOSTON COLLEGE
LB - Chris Agyemang, Proctor Academy (NH), Class of 2016
LB - Koby Quansah, Kingswood-Oxford (CT), Class of 2016 - Committed to DUKE
S - Omar Fortt, Stamford (CT), Class of 2016
CB - Tahj Herring, Suffield Academy (CT), Class of 2016 - Committed to UCONN
CB - Michael Silva, Milton Academy (MA), Class of 2017
We are still in the process of adding players to both rosters. They will be coached by some of the best coaches from area schools. We will also have involvement from local youth and high school football programs in the community.
The game will be taking place at Stamford High with kick-off scheduled for mid-afternoon. The players will be going through warm-ups, drills and team practices in the morning which will be closed off to the public except for family and media.
In order to ensure safety, players will be provided with the most advanced protective headgear, by Rock Solid. The company was founded by former NFL player Joey LaRoque, who has added fellow NFL veterans Greg Laybourn and Caleb Hanie to his team.
Please send sponsorship and media inquiries to UConnRivals@gmail.com.
7on7 university just creates absolute warriors! @7on7University #texashsfootball #uafootball #usafootball #nflflag pic.twitter.com/8tEjUixzCF- RockSolid (@LiveRockSolid) July 15, 2015
This event is not directly run by Rivals. UConn Report is independently helping to run it as the media and external relations partner along with ForttSportsLLC.