Derrick Webb, Staff Writer
CHILLICOTHE — After rushing for 1,481 yards, passing for 492 and scoring 27 touchdowns as a junior, Southeastern quarterback Lane Ruby has been selected to attend the Blue-Grey National Super Combine this weekend.
The event, which is held Sunday and Monday, is at Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Blue-Grey Football was established in 1989 and the founders were Gus Bell and his son Erik Bell. Together, they established the brand to help prep prospects from all over the country receive national exposure and increase their chances to secure scholarships to college.
Fast forward, and today, Blue-Grey Football proudly hosts close to 20 All-American Combines, at regional and super levels, at venues all over the country with most taking place inside stadiums and practice facilities that are home to teams from the NFL … such as Cincinnati Bengals’ Paul Brown Stadium and Arizona Cardinals’ University of Phoenix Stadium.
During the combines, recruits have the opportunity to work out in front of a coaching staff comprised of NFL veterans and a team of experienced scouts who then make selections for the Blue-Grey All-American Bowls.
On a yearly basis, the best of best meet on the biggest stages around: East vs. West at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, North vs. South at Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and Blue vs. Grey at Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field.
The draw of Blue-Grey Football continues to grow. And grow.
Accordingly, the annual All-American Bowls have become must-see events with college coaches from all over the country attending the games, and beforehand, the nationwide All-American Combines.
In his three seasons under center, Ruby has led the Panthers to two state playoff appearances and a Gold Ball with an overall mark of 24-9.
Ruby will represent Southeastern and Southern Ohio in Canton, and could even have the chance to represent his hometown at the national level.