The U.S. National Team Regionals that started in early March came to a conclusion on June 3.
At each site throughout the spring, one player was selected Regionals Most Valuable Player, which earned them a scholarship to training camp (for high school players) or the Middle School Bowl Week (for middle school players). The Regionals served in part as an evaluation period for coaches to select players for the National Team and possible participation in the 2019 International Bowl.
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Here’s a look at some of the highlights:
Baltimore (June 2-3)
Defensive back Christian Jones of Marlboro, Maryland, received MVP honors.
Day 2 of Regional action is underway in Baltimore and Denver! #WhosNext | #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/wYnZiyqjGY— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) June 3, 2018
Denver (June 2-3)
Wideout Kaden Dudley of Colorado Springs took home the gold MVP football.
Competition Sunday in Denver was LIT!! 💯#WhosNext | #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/5o1XXCBkFf— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) June 4, 2018
Atlanta (May 26-27)
Wideout Zacchaeus Davis of Byrnes, South Carolina, made an impression as he earned the gold MVP ball.
@Coach_Hammer kicking off the @USNFT Development Session here in Atlanta with @CoachAI @Coach_B_Holzer @CoachEChambers #WealthofKnowledge pic.twitter.com/8CtCAqNY3F— Tanner Schultheis (@USAFBOps) May 27, 2018
Memorial Day weekend coaching some ballers in GA..representing the USA🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 exited to represent our great country and organization @CoachAI @USAFBOps @hillbilleways @Coach_Hammer @CoachCapasso_DL pic.twitter.com/JJ0z4hUcWy— coachgibbs (@coachPJGibbs) May 26, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri (May 19-20)
Offensive lineman Brady Feeney of St. Louis was named MVP.
Blessed to be named the @USNFT KC Regional MVP!! All glory to God! @CBCFootball @JPRockMO @sixstarfootball @elitefootball @NFLBridge https://t.co/Mji1Gp0ZMD— Brady Feeney (@brady_feeney) May 20, 2018
Day one of USA camp in the books. Can’t wait for tomorrow for competition Sunday tomorrow and to show out! @AlPopsUSAFB @usafootball @matthennesy @Coach_RamseyV @CBCFootball @PlayBookAthlete @varsitystarz @BenedictineKS @RealChadRicardo pic.twitter.com/MTb1bdUlVe— Blair Schonhorst (@blairschonhorst) May 20, 2018
New England [Worcester, Massachusetts] (May 19-20)
The gold MVP football went to linebacker Jaden-Vaughn Sawyer of Dexter Southfield, Massachusetts.
Not even a little 🌧🌧🌧 is going to stop us from finding out #WhosNext at our New England Regional today!#EarnYourStars ✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/ajWxH5bZ2i— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) May 19, 2018
Special thanks to @ACGreyhoundsFB for allowing the @USNFT to host our New England Regional here! Great staff, great facilities, great experience. Kicking off Developmental Session in the #HoundPound! Who’s here to #EarnYourStars? Competition Sunday has begun 🏈🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/yf9Lf8cUqL— dailey joy (@daileyjoyf) May 20, 2018
Los Angeles (May 19-20)
MVP honors went to offensive lineman Zack Denney of Paola Verdes Peninsula High School.
The OL handled their business at the @USNFT Regional in LA this weekend. 💯💪 🇺🇸🏈#EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/xmPfLI3sUP— Jason Tenner (@CoachTenner) May 21, 2018
Congrats to Marcus Ramirez for winning today’s @ShockDoctor #CompeteForTheCleat contest at our LA Regional!— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) May 20, 2018
He won a custom designed pair of cleats from @k_obrand! #EarnyourStars | #MaxAirFlow pic.twitter.com/fmCY3evf8t
Seattle (May 12-13)
Defensive back Jahee Nelson of Everett, Washington, took home the gold MVP football.
Great energy at the @USNFT Seattle Regional today. @BvVolk getting the athletes fired up for practice. #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/1smuzrBCei— Jason Tenner (@CoachTenner) May 13, 2018
Middle schoolers coming 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 at the @USNFT #Seattle Regional pic.twitter.com/JYmIFDZavo— Al Pops USA (@AlPopsUSAFB) May 12, 2018
Charlotte (May 12-13)
Shyheim Battle, a defensive back from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, earned MVP honors.
@CoachNewsome from @GeorgiaTechFB coaching up the @USNFT offense in Charlotte! 🇺🇸🏈 pic.twitter.com/ZhZji1yEng— Coach Henno (@matthennesy) May 13, 2018
One of the best camps I work every year @usafootball camp in Charlotte, NC. Helping these kids become better football players and men!! pic.twitter.com/7n8Hfpc45l— Felton Huggins (@F_Huggins80) May 12, 2018
Minneapolis (May 12-13)
MVP recognition went to Parker Ellis, a wide receiver from Prior Lake High School.
Great weekend at the @USNFT Minneapolis Regional! These 4 competed hard and represented @ZHSActivities very well! pic.twitter.com/4xDxZls0pf— Tom Kish (@CoachKish) May 13, 2018
The DBs were locked in today during our Regional in Minneapolis!#WhosNext | #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/b6hisujAYi— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) May 13, 2018
Los Angeles (May 5)
Wideout Braden Lynch of Claremont, California, impressed while earning the gold MVP ball at the LA Middle School Showcase.
Huge thank you to @gday85, @jrich__23, @ChrisLandrum46 and the entire @Chargers organization for coming out to support our L.A. Middle School Showcase today!#EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/tpvomRd0zU— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) May 6, 2018
The @USNFT LA Middle School Football Showcase is underway at @elcaminocollege 🏈— Chargers Community (@ChargersCR) May 5, 2018
Special thanks to #Chargers Geremy Davis, Chris Landrum & Jeff Richards for coming out to speak and coach up the kids! ⚡️#EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/SXBeNtqctE
Chicago (April 28-29)
Offensive lineman Alex Solak of Menasha, Wisconsin, took home the gold MVP football from the Windy City.
A few participants were seen on TV screens across the country.
I was Blessed with the opportunity to announce the Chicago Bears draft picks today! Thanks to @nflnetwork @ChicagoBears @USNFT ! pic.twitter.com/6QRGNxjKMb— Malyk Moore (@MALYK_3FINAO) April 29, 2018
My blood brothers and I at the Chicago Regional Camp. @AlPopsUSAFB @USNFT🏈💪🔥💯#usnft #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/oTz3RHUvAu— Malyk Jones (@boomsquad287) April 29, 2018
New Jersey (April 28-29)
Tight end Charles Finley of DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, New Jersey, earned MVP honors.
The BEST of the BEST out here at the @USNFT New Jersey Regional. Athletes can’t help but get better with these coaches. Creating the best in the game, one athlete at a time! pic.twitter.com/tWlnsKNm4E— Mike Ridings (@CoachRidings) April 29, 2018
San Antonio (April 28-29)
Local defensive lineman Tunmise Adeleye was named MVP.
Great day 1 @USNFT just want to say Thank you to all the coaches for work today @tgilkey57 @EnnisFootball @teamvblack @brettbowersfit @PlayBookAthlete @AlPopsUSAFB @Youth1Media @ncsa @CoachAI #QBNation2023 #Grind pic.twitter.com/85a0HSxZjE— Jackson Gilkey (@Jackson_Gilkey) April 29, 2018
👀#EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/VlZOxIbJnG— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) April 29, 2018
Sacramento, California (April 21-22)
Skill position player Raleek Brown of Stockton, California, claimed Most Valuable Player honors for the weekend.
#WheelsUp on the first flight out to Sac Town!!! 🛫🛫🛫 Gonna hit the ground running at the @USNFT Sacramento Regional!! Ready to coach some ball! #QBsGotThe🔑s pic.twitter.com/DDNQpMSxv7— Coach-Tim Souza (@Coach_T_Souza) April 21, 2018
Great time with @USNFT this weekend. Met some great people, got some great coaching and an amazing atmosphere overall. Can’t wait to continue workin with y’all💯 #EarnYourStars 🤩🇺🇸🏈— Jaden J🙅🏽♂️ (@JadenJ4207) April 23, 2018
Washington, D.C. (April 21-22)
Offensive lineman Dwayne Allick Jr. of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland (coached by 2018 U-19 U.S. National Team coach Elijah Brooks) took home the gold MVP football.
Great finish to an amazing weekend, thank you @USNFT and to all the coaches for helping me get better. Thank you @VAQB8 for helping me for the years of help and advice for me, not only as a football player, but as a person Can't wait for the Baltimore regional camp!— George Ward (@The_George_Ward) April 23, 2018
Want to Thank @matthennesy @MauricePaulk52 @USNFT @RyanDLarsen and many more for coaching and evaluating me to the fullest. What a great weekend‼️ pic.twitter.com/IN9okv6889— Tim James Jr (@Fr0ze_z0ne) April 23, 2018
Lexington, Kentucky (April 21-22)
Running back Tre Davidson of Columbia, Tennessee, was named MVP.
#EarnYourStars— Bill Williams (@hillbilleways) April 21, 2018
Bluegrass Ball’en! @usafootball @AlPopsUSAFB @CoachAI @matthennesy @USNFT @ pic.twitter.com/KFgBd6VRZI
S/o to all the coaches @USNFT all and a special thanks to @minorleague8 for helping me get better. I had a great time and learned a lot #EarnYourStars #QB1— Quinton Lee Turner (@QTurner9) April 23, 2018
Houston (April 14-15)
Running back John Carrington, from San Antonio, took home MVP honors at the Houston Regional.
S/o to this group of young men for making this weekend a great one! They brought energy, were extremely coachable, and competed their tails off! What a fun weekend! @USNFT #EarnYourStars #Htown pic.twitter.com/rLNqx3a1Lq— Brad Smithey (@CoachBSmithey) April 16, 2018
Great weekend of learning at the USA Regionals💯✅ Thanks to the coaches they taught me things to add to my game❣️ Highlight video coming soon 👍🏼 @Coach_Shavers @coach_b_smith @ThaBallCoach @CoachBSmithey @USNFT #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/F7LjMHEMUc— Isaiah Wallace (@isaiahwallace02) April 15, 2018
Indianapolis (April 14-15)
Michigan City's Lyric McFarrin made the three-hour trip even more worthwhile by earning MVP honors at the event held at Avon High School, just west of Indy.
Rain or shine, these boys grind. @USNFT pic.twitter.com/bFuc0Eimne— Jamie Riley (@Antcliff10) April 15, 2018
#Madden agility rating = 💯#EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/N0RlBnyM2T— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) April 14, 2018
San Francisco (April 14-15)
El Cerrito, California, defensive back Frazier White took MVP honors at the San Francisco Regional, which took place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, home of the San Francisco 49ers.
@hillbilleways getting our last @USNFT session started here in the Bay Area! Thank you @49ers for hosting our athlete's! #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/VfCa0iuVF7— Jason Tenner (@CoachTenner) April 15, 20
Full of JUICE and FUNDAMENTALS is Coach @JacksonEskierka from @GoAztecs !! He’s lighting @LevisStadium on FIRE 🔥 Today ! #LetItRip #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/dxYV3zWw8O— Aaron Ingram (@CoachAI) April 14, 2018
New Jersey (April 7)
Donovan Catholic defensive lineman Dom Brogna claimed MVP honors at the Jersey Middle School Showcase.
How about this kids fresh cut at today's Middle School Showcase?!— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) April 7, 2018
Someone tell his barber we are seriously impressed 👏🔥👏🔥#EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/leghsQcLD9
💨 💨 💨#EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/hjNfNHauF1— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) April 7, 2018
Washington, D.C. (April 7)
Athlete Ramon Brown of Chester, Virginia, took home the gold MVP football at the D.C. Middle School Showcase.
Practicing speed & agility with a few drills this morning at the @usafootball Middle School Showcase! #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/34jOMqWAvb— Redskins Community (@RedskinsCR) April 7, 2018
Anytime you get a College OC and your U19 National Team Head Coach coming to coach your Middle School Talent, your future is BRIGHT 💥. #Who’sNext. #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/OFanJEkHPI— Aaron Ingram (@CoachAI) April 7, 2018
Oklahoma City (March 24-25)
In securing MVP honors, Isaiah Jacobs of Owasso, Oklahoma, showed running back skills run strong in his family. His brother, Josh, will be a junior running back for defending national champion Alabama in the fall.
Proud to have @OU_Football and @kstatefb in the building today at our Oklahoma City Regional! #EarnYourStars | #KStateFB | #Sooners pic.twitter.com/IuZRSYsqGh— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) March 24, 2018
Another great regional camp in the books had an awesome experience with @usafootball at OBU @OBUBISONFB this weekend pic.twitter.com/DFGGpH0jm5— Dawson Mccurry (@DawsonMccurry03) March 26, 2018
Dallas (March 17-18)
Defensive lineman Lawerence Norton was named Regional MVP at Dallas.
Everything's bigger in Texas! Amazing group of young Ofensive lineman at the @USNFT Regional in Dallas. This group will be paving the path to the end zone for many come the fall! #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/d1BYXOs5V8— Jason Tenner (@CoachTenner) March 19, 2018
Wanna thank @USNFT and all the coaches for a great camp this weekend🏈🔥. Grind don’t stop!! @AlPopsUSAFB @BvVolk @ClayMackSkills @DBCoachMcGraw #EarnYourStars Got that one handed pick! #NoFlyZone pic.twitter.com/15L1uxPYyV— Lincoln Carrizales (@lincolnc03) March 19, 2018
Orlando, Florida (March 17-18)
Defensive lineman Nathan Issac earned Regional MVP honors in Orlando.
Had a blast at USA Orlando Regionals this weekend! #EARNYOURSTARS Thank you @usafootball @AlPopsUSAFB @USNFT @CoachAI @CoachTenner @CoachFeddy @CoachCapasso_DL @COACHRYMER pic.twitter.com/XjHf6KbG1Q— Anthony Famularo Jr. (@FamularoJr) March 19, 2018
Great day 1 yesterday in Orlando with the @USNFT @CoachAI @Coach_ASuber @CoachGlover_BCU @Noyarzun_FIU pic.twitter.com/SDFx2KjNN3— Mike Ridings (@CoachRidings) March 18, 2018
Las Vegas (March 17-18)
Offensive lineman Julian Bradley was named Regional MVP in Vegas.
@BJDenker from @ArizonaFBall coaching up the QBs @USNFT Las Vegas Regional #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/AzdzDlXIz7— Coach Henno (@matthennesy) March 17, 2018
Laid it all out on the field. Thank you to @usafootball @AlPopsUSAFB @USNFT for letting me try out for the Team. Also thanks to Coach @CoachRamirez_ for critiquing my game so I could get better. #EarnYourStars #NAU pic.twitter.com/2Tv1y8o5x4— Arnell Christen Jr (@savagenelly25) March 18, 2018
Here's a look at three Middle School Showcase events that took place March 10:
Charlotte, North Carolina (March 10)
Quarterback Blue Monroe (pictured below) earned the Regional MVP at Charlotte.
Thanks to all of the @USNFT coaches for teaching today at Charlotte NC.#EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/m3fYGreab9— Jeb Moon (@JebMoonQB) March 10, 2018
The book is closed on another great event in Charlotte! Great teamwork is the 🔑 to great success. Thank you, @Panthers! @USNFT #earnyourstars pic.twitter.com/LisUSOfezl— Zak (@zzumbiel) March 11, 2018
Dallas (March 10)
Offensive lineman Jackson Newville of Allen, Texas, claimed the Regional MVP award at the Dallas event.
Congrats to 2022 OL @jnewville7766 for his MVP award at the @USNFT Middle School Showcase in Dallas! pic.twitter.com/VOMBzYqL98— Al Pops USA (@AlPopsUSAFB) March 11, 2018
The offensive line is putting in work at the @USNFT Middle School Showcase in Dallas pic.twitter.com/rmE9pZiR7J— Al Pops USA (@AlPopsUSAFB) March 10, 2018
In the trenches at @USNFT events, you better bring your hard hat! pic.twitter.com/t8h3apcOqJ— Al Pops USA (@AlPopsUSAFB) March 10, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri (March 10)
Wide receiver Jack Meylan (pictured below) took Regional MVP honors at Kansas City.
Chiefs’ defensive tackles @stonecoldjones_ and @RakeemNunez stopped by today’s @USNFT Middle School Showcase for a surprise pep talk. pic.twitter.com/IwMtxX1SQp— Matt McMullen (@KCChiefs_Matt) March 10, 2018
Sights on the Future... #EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/kEElxeIenz— Aaron Ingram (@CoachAI) March 10, 2018
That's a wrap from the Kansas City Middle School Showcase. Thanks to all the athletes and coaches who came out to make this event so special! Special thanks to @Chiefs players @RakeemNunez & @stonecoldjones_ for dropping by! On to the next one! 🛫#EarnYourStars pic.twitter.com/x3oCBNY64W— U.S. National Team (@USNFT) March 11, 2018