U.S. Army All-American Bowl: East Wins High School All-Star Game, 13-10

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U.S. Army All-American Bowl: Demetrius Hart Commits To Alabama, East Wins

Alabama has one of the nation's deepest stables of running backs. With the addition of Demetrius "Dee" Hart, it just got deeper.

Live on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Hart chose Alabama over Michigan after decommitting from Michigan during the fall, and will join high school teammate Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix in Tuscaloosa. Clinton-Dix was on hand for Hart's commitment, and the running back placed a Crimson Tide hat on his friend's head to signal his commitment.

Hart was also the leader of the East's comeback in the third quarter of the game, rushing for 100 yards in the period as the East began a comeback that eventually earned them a 13-10 win.

For his efforts, Hart was awarded the Pete Dawkins Trophy as the U.S Army All-American Bowl MVP.

If 2009 Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram stays in Tuscaloosa — and that's unlikely — Alabama could have one of the most versatile and dangerous backfields in America in 2011. Ingram, bruising junior Trent Richardson, and the shifty Hart would give the Crimson Tide an arsenal of offensive talent that might give the SEC nightmares if their line can improve on a middling 2010.


U.S. Army All-American Bowl: Kris Frost Commits To Auburn, Tigers Cannot Accept Him

We briefly mentioned the commitment of North Carolina linebacker-slash-wide receiver Kris Frost to Auburn in our last update on the U.S. Army All-American Game. It turns out that Frost may regret making that decision on national television.

That's because Auburn doesn't have room for Frost and will be turning down his commitment, according to 24/7 Sports' Bryan Matthews.

Unfortunately for Kris Frost, Auburn doesn't have room for him and will not be accepting his commitment.

Why Frost chose to announce a commitment he apparently will not be able to fulfill live on NBC is anyone's guess, but it certainly makes for an interesting end to his recruitment, which seems as open after his commitment as it was before it.

Among the players who will be taking up spots that could have been Frost's: Brent Calloway, the top-ranked player in the state of Alabama. He decommitted from the Crimson Tide and committed to Auburn during the game's fourth quarter.


U.S. Army All-American Bowl: James Wilder Gives East The Lead

And now the East team leads the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Florida running back James Wilder led the East down the field with powerful running, and punched in a short touchdown run that helped the East take the lead for the first time, 13-10.

Wilder, a Florida State commit, had a number of impressive carries on the drive, including one that including Wilder stiff-arming a defender to the ground. He's played both linebacker and running back for Tampa Plant High School — a high school that also produced Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray — but will almost certainly play running back in college for the Seminoles.

In face, the interest in keeping Wilder at running back that Florida State showed is what many analysts have cited as the key to his commitment to play for Jimbo Fisher at Tallahassee.

And if Wilder's name sounds familiar, it should be: he's the son of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back James Wilder, making him James Wilder, Jr.


U.S. Army All-American Bowl: Teddy Bridgewater Gets East On The Board

It's an exhibition, and likely means nothing to anyone involved, but the U.S. Army All-American Bowl might just be a good game after all.

Teddy Bridgewater hooked up with Miles Shuler for the East team's first touchdown of the day, and produced the first points of the day for the East squad. It's now 10-6 in favor of the West team in the fourth quarter.

Bridgewater's recruitment is one of the more interesting stories of this recruiting season. He's from Miami and was originally committed to the University of Miami, but as the Hurricanes struggled in 2010, eventually costing Randy Shannon his job, Bridgewater wavered, then decommitted, eventually pledging a commitment to Louisville. For Charlie Strong, landing one of the most decorated prep quarterbacks in this year's class would be a coup.

North Carolina athlete Kris Frost, who has played both linebacker and wide receiver in high school, announced a commitment to Auburn.


U.S. Army All-American Bowl: Jaxon Shipley Scores For West

Jordan Shipley was a great receiver for Texas, combining speed with soft hands and reliable route-running and becoming Colt McCoy's favorite target before moving on to the NFL and the Cincinnati Bengals.

His little brother, Jaxon, might be better.

Jaxon Shipley, a 6'0", 170-pound wide receiver from Brownwood, Texas, skied over a defender to haul in a 35-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Cody Kessler for the West in today's U.S. Army All-American Bowl. It is the first touchdown of today's high school all-star game, and the West leads the East, 10-0, in the third quarter.

Several highly touted recruits are still scheduled to declare their college choices during the game, including Florida running back Demetrius "Dee" Hart, who just broke one of the game's longest runs.

A few players have already made their announcements. Florida defensive back Wayne Lyons chose Stanford during the game, explaining that, despite Jim Harbaugh's departure, "It's a great university."


U.S. Army All-American Bowl: Game History And Rosters For Saturday's East And West Teams

On Saturday (1 p.m., NBC), the tenth U.S. Army All-American Bowl will kick off. This is an opportunity for top high-schoolers from across the nation to show off their skills, and it's also a chance for fans to catch a glimpse of players who we very well may see in the NFL someday.

Over the past decade, the All-American Bowl has allowed us a first look at Vince Young, Ted Ginn, Jr., DeSean Jackson, and Terrelle Pryor, all of whom were named game MVPs. NFL stars such as Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Percy Harvin, Jamaal Charles, and Michael Oher have also appeared in previous All-American Bowls.

Once again, the game will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Here are the rosters of high-schoolers set to play Saturday afternoon. Remember, chances are you'll be hearing a few of these names called in NFL games a few years down the road. From the official U.S. Army All-American Bowl website:


Name Number Position Height Weight High School State
Sterling Bailey 52 DL 6'5 260 East Hall High School GA
Michael Bennett 63 DL 6'3 275 Centerville High School OH
Mike Blakely 22 RB 5'9 194 Manatee High School FL
Brian Bobek 51 OL 6'2 278 William Fremd High School IL
Nickolas Brassell 11 WR 6'0 175 South Panola High School MS
Teddy Bridgewater 5 QB 6'3 185 Northwestern High School FL
Jacoby Brissett 16 QB 6'5 225 William T. Dwyer High School FL
Brent Calloway 21 LB 6'1 210 Russellville High School AL
Rodney Coe 33 LB 6'3 230 Edwardsville High School IL
Blake Countess 26 DB 5'10 171 Our Lady of Good Counsel High School MD
Zach DeBell 72 OL 6'7 265 Tarpon Springs High School FL
Ray Drew 99 DL 6'5 243 Thomas County Central High School GA
Phillip Ely 6 QB 6'1 186 H. B. Plant High School FL
Kris Frost 4 LB 6'3 210 Butler High School NC
Curtis Grant 14 LB 6'3 222 Hermitage High School VA
Demetrius Hart 3 RB 5'8 190 Dr. Phillips High School FL
Gerod Holliman 28 DB 6'0 180 Miami Southridge Senior High School FL
Timmy Jernigan 8 DL 6'2 275 Columbia High School FL
C.J. Johnson 10 LB 6'3 227 Philadelphia High School MS
Aaron Lynch 19 DL 6'6 245 Island Coast High School FL
Wayne Lyons 27 DB 6'0 190 Dillard High School FL
Corey Moore 35 DB 6' 1 195 Griffin High School GA
Tyler Moore 58 OL 6'6 290 Countryside High School FL
Nick O'Leary 34 TE 6'4 215 William T. Dwyer High School FL
Jeoffrey Pagan 2 DL 6'4 250 Asheville High School NC
Charone Peake 12 WR 6'3 185 Dorman High School SC
Antonio Richardson 74 OL 6'6 310 Ensworth High School TN
Jonathan Rose 9 DB 6'2 170 Leeds High School AL
Niklas Sade 13 PUNT 6'3 190 Wakefield High School NC
Anthony Sarao 25 LB 6'1 215 Holy Spirit High School NJ
Brandon Shell 71 OL 6'7 290 Goose Creek High School SC
Miles Shuler 29 WR 5'1 173 Long Branch High School NJ
Delvon Simmons 55 DL 6'5 265 McKeesport Area High School PA
Tobias Singleton 15 WR 6'2 187 Madison Central High School MS
Donovan Smith 75 OL 6'5 270 Owings Mills High School MD
Miller Snyder 30 K 6'2 180 Myers Park High School NC
Tony Steward 7 LB 6'2 225 Pedro Menendez High School FL
Damian Swann 23 DB 6' 0 175 Grady High School GA
Lateek Townsend 17 LB 6'2 197 Marlboro County High School SC
Stephon Tuitt 98 DL 6'5 260 Monroe Area High School GA
Landon Turner 78 OL 6'5 311 Harrisonburg High School VA
Aundrey Walker 70 OL 6'5 355 Glenville High School OH
Avery Walls 24 DB 5' 11 184 Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy GA
Sammy Watkins 80 WR 6'1 180 South Fort Myers High School FL
James Wilder, Jr. 32 RB 6'2 219 H. B. Plant High School FL
Ishaq Williams 1 DL 6'6 220 Abraham Lincoln High School NY
Danny Woodson 18 WR 6'2 200 LeFlore High School AL


Name Number Position Height Weight High School State
Marquis Anderson 77 DL 6'3'' 260 Byron P. Steele High School TX
DeAnthony Arnett 1 WR 6'0 167 Saginaw High School MI
George Atkinson 20 DB 6'2 194 Granada High School CA
Odell Beckham Jr. 22 DB 5'10 165 Isidore Newman High School LA
Victor Blackwell 8 WR 6'1 186 Mater Dei High School CA
Malcolm Brown 28 RB 6'0 210 Byron P. Steele High School TX
Lamar Dawson 26 LB 6'2 230 Boyle County High School KY
Steve Edmond 33 LB 6'3 225 Daingerfield High School TX
George Farmer 3 WR 6'2 192 Junipero Serra High School CA
Glenn Faulkner 6 DB 6'2 194 East St. Louis High School IL
Sedrick Flowers 79 OL 6'3 280 North Shore High School TX
Christian French 25 LB 6'6 218 John F. Kennedy High School IA
Jason Gibson 19 DL 6'2 212 Junipero Serra High School CA
Aaron Green 2 RB 5'11 191 James Madison High School TX
Garrett Greenlea 75 OL 6'7 285 Klein Collins High School TX
Matthew Hegarty 56 OL 6'5 265 Aztec High School NM
Kenny Hilliard 5 RB 6'0 218 Patterson High School LA
Ethan Hutson 69 OL 6'4 295 Destrehan High School LA
Charles Jackson 18 DB 5'11 180 Klein Collins High School TX
Driphus Jackson 12 QB 6'1 205 Cedar Hill High School TX
Tyler Johnstone 57 OL 6'6 260 Hamilton High School AZ
Jake Keefer 50 LB 6'4 215 Baldwin-Woodville High School WI
Cody Kessler 7 QB 6'1 208 Centennial High School CA
Harvey Langi 27 LB 6'1 220 Bingham High School UT
Colt Lyerla 15 LB 6'5 225 Hillsboro High School OR
Tre Madden 11 LB 6'1 215 Mission Viejo High School CA
Ryker Mathews 52 OL 6'6 290 American Fork High School UT
Stefan McClure 21 DB 5'11 170 Vista High School CA
Trey Metoyer 17 WR 6'2 198 Whitehouse High School TX
Tevin Mitchel 24 DB 6'0 175 Legacy High School TX
Viliami Moala 55 DL 6'2 326 Grant High School CA
Tony Morales 72 OL 6'4 300 Sam Houston High School TX
Juda Parker 76 DL 6'2 245 St. Louis School HI
Todd Peat, Jr. 99 DL 6'3 300 Corona Del Sol High School AZ
Benjamin Pruitt 31 K 6'1 190 The Woodlands High School TX
Jermauria Rasco 59 DL 6'2 227 Evangel Christian Academy LA
Jordan Rigsbee 78 OL 6'4 275 Pleasant Valley High School CA
Gregory Robinson 63 OL 6'5 296 Thibodaux High School LA
Quincy Russell 65 DL 6'3 289 Sam Houston High School TX
James Sample 9 DB 6'2 195 Grant High School CA
Brennan Scarlett 32 DL 6'5 255 Central Catholic High School OR
Austin Seferian-Jenkins 44 TE 6'7 250 Gig Harbor High School WA
Jaxon Shipley 88 WR 6' 0 170 Brownwood High School TX
Herschel Sims 23 RB 5'10 190 Abilene High School TX
Bubba Starling 10 QB 6'5 193 Gardner Edgerton High School KS
De'Anthony Thomas 16 ATH 5'9 160 Crenshaw High School CA
Kendall Thompson 80 LB 6'3 232 Carthage High School TX
J.W. Walsh 4 QB 6'2 190 Guyer High School TX
Matthew Wile 46 PUNT 6'2 210 Francis Parker High School CA
Kasen Williams 81 WR 6'2 197 Skyline High School WA
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