Can the West offensive line hold off the defensive line of the East squad?
The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl is set for 1 p.m. ET Saturday inside the Alamodome on NBC. 90 of the top recruits will converge on San Antonio and attempt to put on a show. What is the one matchup you need to watch?
East Defensive Line v. West Offensive Line
They say games are won or lost in the trenches, and this one should be no different. The East defensive line is loaded with names like Ohio State's defensive tackle Tommy Schutt (Glenbard West, Il.) and defensive end Adolphus Washington of Cincinnati's Taft High School. Joining the two buckeye commitments are two excellent undecided linemen in defensive ends Jonathan Bullard of North Carolina's Crest High School and New Jersey's Darius Hamilton of the famous Don Bosco Prep. Bullard is set to announce his decision today during the game.
Attempting to block the East's fearsome foursome is a loaded group of offensive linemen from the west. Texas A&M commitment Mike Matthews will man the center spot, and USC commitment Max Tuerk will be next to him, as will Oklahoma commitment John Michael McGee. They'll be joined by two uncommitted prospects in Washington's Zach Banner and California's Kyle Murphy.
They'll really need to play well, as the quarterbacks for the West team have struggled for much of the week in practice.