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The Midwest Invitational Ford Field Featuring the Supermax 100 Elite Student-Athletes

By Jalisa Bannerman

SMSB Journalist

Grassroots organizers Curtis Blackwell of Sound Mind Sound Body and Buck Fitzgerald of National Playmakers Academy are proud to announce the Midwest Invitational at Ford Field featuring the Supermax 100 elite student-athletes. The nation’s first collective of top college prospects from across America will take place December 26-27th in Detroit, MI. 

For two days, the national conglomerate initiative will focus on bolstering recruiting opportunities, maximizing exposure and marketing strategies, and educating athletes on branding framework surrounding NIL opportunities. Day one for all college prospects will consist of attending the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field featuring Bowling Green vs. New Mexico State, followed by the Supermax 100 Combine held at Total Sports Complex in Wixom. Each athlete will take photos and receive official measurements and data such as the 40yrd dash testing. Day two will occur at Ford Field, where all college prospects will participate in the NIL Academy, Pro Day, Video Showcase, and the highly anticipated live stream 7-on-7. Lastly, the Supermax docuseries will be launching and capturing top athletes. 

JJ Harrell, Four-star ATH, North Panola HS, C/O 2024.

High school student-athletes from Canada, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,
Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, and Tennessee will be in attendance. The first elite-level players to join the national initiative are listed in alphabetical order: 

Boo Carter ranked No. 1 Player in TN in the 24′ class. Offers include Clemson, Michigan, Tennessee, LSU, and Oregon.

Braylon Burnside is a four-star prospect from MS. Offers include Oregon, Florida State, South Carolina, Ole Miss, and Miss State.

Bryce Underwood ranked No. 1 quarterback prospect nationally in the 25′ class. Offers include Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Missouri, and Miami.

Caleb Cunningham is a five-star prospect and ranked No. 1 in MS. Offers include Georgia, Ole Miss, Miss State, LSU, and Florida.

CJ Sadler is a big-time prospect in the 26’class. Offers include Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Michigan State, and Pittsburg. 

Cutter Boley is a four-star and top-three QB in the 25′ class. Offers include Alabama, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee, Penn State, and Nebraska.

Jacob Oden a four-star prospect from MI. Offers include Michigan State, Alabama A&M, Syracuse, Jackson State, and Penn State.

Jaylen Thompson is a four-star prospect and ranked No. 1 cornerback in TN in the 24′ Class. Offers include Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, and Nebraska.

Jeremiah Beasley is a four-star prospect from MI. Offers include Tennessee, Syracuse, Michigan, Indiana, Toledo, and Pittsburgh.

Nick Marsh is a four-star prospect and ranked No. 2 best in-state prospect in MI for the 24′ class. Offers include Michigan State, Akron, Alabama A&M, Arizona State, Purdue, and Morgan State.

JJ Harrell is a four-star prospect from MS with offers that include Tennessee, Ole Miss, Penn State, LSU, and Arkansas. 

High school athletes can purchase tickets to the Supermax 100 Midwest Invitational Ford Field

The Midwest Invitational initiative is powered by our title sponsor SuckerPunch Gourmet. The company is known for its all-natural, Non-GMO, no added preservatives, and kosher-certified pickles featuring 11 signature spice blends. SuckerPunch Gourmet was founded in 2011 by David van Alphen after curating flavors that “hit like a SuckerPunch”.

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