NFL alums DeMarco Murray, Grey Ruegamer and Xavier Grimble were not surprised that Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas had more players (3) selected than any other high school during the recent 2023 NFL Draft.
The three alums also are graduates of Bishop Gorman, which became a football powerhouse in recent years. The school’s record speaks for itself: three straight national championships; nine of 10 Nevada state titles, and a 55-consecutive game-winning streak spanning four seasons (2014-17).
“Bishop Gorman has produced the best players in Nevada for decades because of the talent and coaching leadership,” says current Ravens Pro Bowl tackle Ronnie Stanley, who also is a Gorman alumnus. “I am not surprised that more and more players from Las Vegas, and specifically Gorman, are getting drafted now because it’s an elite high school program.”
The Las Vegas Valley had seven players picked in the Draft last month from four different high schools, including Gorman. Those seven players include tight end Dalton Kincaid of Faith Lutheran High who was the Bills first-round choice.
Overall, Florida produced the most drafted players (36) who played their high school ball in one state. Texas was runner-up and for the fourth straight year had 30 or more drafted players.
A total of 243 high schools produced the 259 players selected in the seven-round 2023 Draft. Fourteen schools had two players each drafted.
We at NFL Alumni are pleased that high school football continues to be a national sport as evidenced by the fact that 38 different states and the District of Columbia had at least one player drafted from each of these areas.