Seniors showcase skills for college recruiters in Gametime Recruiting & Consulting All-Star Game

Gametime Recruiting & Consulting founder/CEO Rodney Cox speaks to players participating in the Senior All-Star Game at the Bell Bank Park in Mesa on Saturday (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

MESA — The Gametime Recruiting & Consulting Senior All-Star Game on Saturday night completed the stellar high school careers for many Southern Arizona players who hope the experience exposed them to college recruiters.

When the game came to an end at the Bell Bank Park within the new sprawling Legacy Sports Complex at Mesa, players joined their families for photos in case this may have been their last football game.

Among the mass of people were coaches from small colleges eager to communicate with potential signees.

Pueblo quarterback Diego Ramirez, who threw a 30-yard touchdown pass in the game, spoke with a coach affiliated with the Papago Pumas of the Hohokam Junior College Athletic Conference.

CDO safety Ethan Krominga, who had an interception, met with an assistant of NAIA program Hastings (Neb.) College, where he will be headed for his college career.

The reason why Gametime Recruiting & Consulting founder/CEO Rodney Cox staged the Senior All-Star Game, the first that he’s produced, is to give the seniors one last chance to be noticed and have their exploits on film for college recruiters of small colleges and universities.

Players headed to Division I (FBS and FCS) programs did not participate. This was a showcase of skilled players to enhance their opportunity to join junior college, NAIA and NCAA Division II and III teams.

Too often, the perception of recruiting consultants such as Cox — a former standout safety with ASU — is that they are more in the business for themselves than the welfare of the student-athlete.

Not the case with Cox.

Why else would he go to such great lengths to get athletes from various sports from 1A to 6A to get noticed by colleges?

AllSportsTucson.com is proud of its affiliation with Gametime Recruiting & Consulting as one of its sponsors during the football season.


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

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