Shriners gathering in Vegas

January 27, 2023

Shriners gathering in Vegas … Players and coaches are arriving in Las Vegas as we speak for the annual East-West Shrine classic which officially gets underway tomorrow with the first of four days of practice scheduled for 11:15 AM ET and 1 PM ET. The actual all-star game is set for Thursday evening at 8:30 PM ET. The Shrine game has played something of a second-fiddle to the Senior Bowl, which gets underway on Monday in Mobile, in terms of pro prospects, but with the NFL putting a little extra effort into the Shrine game this year the gap appears to have closed somewhat, although the Senior Bowl is still way out in front. This year, though, the Shriners have at least one legitimate first round prospect in rising Boston College WR Zay Flowers, while other top 2023 prospects to watch include Minnesota RB Mo Ibrahim, Wake Forest WR A.T. Perry, Michigan TE Luke Schoonmaker, Washington OT Jaxson Kirkland, Arkansas C Ricky Stromberg, DEs Brenton Cox of Florida and Jose Ramirez of Eastern Michigan, Tennessee LB Jeremy Banks, and TCU CB Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson. The QBs aren’t too shabby either with Aidan O’Connell of Purdue and UCLA’s Dorian Thomson-Robinson likely to start for their respective teams, while Tim DeMorat of Fordham, along with Wagner DE Titus Leo head a representative small-school contingent. Here are the full rosters for the East and West teams at this week’s Shrine event.