2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl: Cal Cleans Up In Recruiting, West Wins Big

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US Army All-American Bowl 2012: West Dominates, Cal Wins The Day

The West team convincingly beat the East, but the real story of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl was the huge recruiting day had by the Cal Bears.

It started early for Cal, as Cal grabbed a commitment from four-star receiver Jordan Payton. That one wasn't exactly a surprise, but when Ellis McCarthy pulled the trigger, more than a few Bears fans were surprised to see that one of the top defensive tackles West of the Mississippi was headed to Berkeley.

Then came the capper, as California landed the nation's top safety, Shaq Thompson. A five-star and two four-stars in a single day? That's some serious work by Cal's staff.

But the Golden Bears weren't the only team to have multiple commitments on Saturday.

Louisville landed a pair of top linebackers in Nick Dawson and Keith Brown. Both four-stars are expected to play immediately for Charlie Strong's defense.

And Miami also grabbed commitments from two top defenders -- safety Deon Bush and linebacker/end Tyriq McCord. McCord still plans to visit USC, so this one might not be over.

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Barry Sanders Commits To Stanford Over Dad's Oklahoma State Cowboys

Barry Sanders opts for Stanford over his famous father's Oklahoma State Cowboys.

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Jonathan Bullard Commits To Florida Gators

Florida lands Bullard!

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Shaq Thompson Commits To Cal Bears

Cal got great news today with the pledge of Shaq Thompson.

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Elijah Shumate Commits To Notre Dame

Elijah Shumate, one of the top defensive backs in the country, has committed to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

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Ellis McCarthy Commits To Cal

Cal got a great pickup today in Ellis McCarthy.

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Anthony Alford Commits To Southern Miss

Anthony Alford, one of the top quarterbacks in the country, has committed to Southern Miss.

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Kevon Seymour Commits To USC Trojans

Kevon Seymour Commits To USC Trojans.

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Tyriq McCord Commits To Miami Hurricanes Over South Carolina Gamecocks

Miami landed Tyriq McCord with a late charge.

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Jordan Diggs Commits To South Carolina Gamecocks

Jordan Diggs commits to Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks.

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Jordan Payton Commits To Cal Bears

No Shock! Jordan Payton commits to Cal.

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Nick Dawson Commits To Louisville Cardinals

Nick Dawson is expected to start immediately for Louisville.

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US Army All-American Bowl 2012 Preview

Can the West offensive line hold off the defensive line of the East squad?

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US Army All-American Bowl History

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl was first played in 2000.

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Dorial Green-Beckham Named 2012 U.S. Army Player Of The Year

The Missouri prospect is considered the best receiver since Julio Jones and A.J. Green of the 2008 class.

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US Army All-American Bowl 2012: West Roster

The West team is loaded with top offensive line recruits.

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U.S. Army All-American Bowl Rosters: East team

The East squad is loaded with defensive line talent.

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