clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

2017 Army All-American Bowl: TV time, live stream, rosters, and more

What to know about the big recruiting showcase.

PREP FOOTBALL: JAN 03 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Photo by John Albright / Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images

2017’s Army All-American Bowl is set for Saturday in San Antonio at 1 p.m. ET on NBC. Like every year, it’ll feature some of the country’s top high school football players. They’ll share the field at the Alamodome less than a month before National Signing Day, when just about all of them will officially sign with major programs and start their college careers.

The Army Bowl is in its 17th year, having started in 2001. It’s long been a showcase for top talent. Past MVPs include Vince Young (2002), Chris Leak (2003), Ted Ginn Jr. (2004), DeSean Jackson (2005), Terrell Pryor (2008), and Derrius Guice (2015). Playing in the game isn’t a guarantee of college or professional success, but it’s normally a good indicator that the player has a ton of talent. The game’s invitation-only, after all.

The game is split into an East-West format, with players from the two geographic halves of the country competing against each other. A few of the game’s uncommitted prospects will announce their college choices during the game, which always adds a sense of drama and suspense to the festivities.

Here’s complete viewing information for the Army Bowl:

Time: 1 p.m. ET
Streaming: NBC Sports, 12:30 p.m. ET pre-show and game

There’s pageantry around the game, too. Players aren’t the only ones who get selected; so do members of the Army All-American Marching Band, who get to perform on national television. The game is the culmination of a week of football and military-related activities, which organizers say are a “celebration of strength, athletics, and honor.” It’s a cool event for players, musicians, and fans to take in.

This year’s game includes a few of the country’s top players — the best of the best. The country’s No. 1 overall player, Antioch (Calif.) running back Najee Harris is here and subject to some postgame commitment uncertainty. The country’s No. 2 player, uncommitted Graham-Kapowskin (Wash.) offensive tackle Foster Sarell, is there, too.

Players expected to verbally commit on Saturday include Sarrell, defensive backs Jeffrey Okudah, Bubba Bolden, and Darnay Holmes, offensive lineman Chuck Filiaga, running back Eno Benjamin, and receiver Jamire Calvin.

Harris is verbally committed to Alabama and plans to enroll early wherever he chooses to go, while Sarell is considered a strong possibility for Chris Petersen’s Washington Huskies. Most of this game’s participants are already committed somewhere, but not everyone is, and most of those who are have the ability to flip elsewhere. Signing day is Feb. 1, and nothing’s really official until then.

And complete rosters are here:

For the East:


No. Last First Position State
No. Last First Position State
1 Bowie D.D. WR MS
2 Nasirildeen Hamsah DB NC
3 Akers Cam RB MS
4 LeCounte Richard DB GA
5 Harley Mike WR FL
6 Phillips Jacob LB TN
7 Swift D’Andre RB PA
8 Smith OrTre WR SC
9 Peoples-Jones Donovan WR MI
10 Gay Willie LB MS
11 Fromm Jake QB GA
12 Tagovailoa Tua QB HI
13 McBride Nathan LB GA
14 Bishop Tray RB GA
15 Johnson Hunter QB IN
16 Mills Davis QB GA
17 Black Tarik WR CT
18 Holloman Jeremiah WR GA
20 Parks Jarez DL FL
21 Johnson Donovan DB MI
22 Chandler Ty RB TN
23 Brown Montaric DB AR
24 Young Chase DL MD
25 Wade Shaun DB FL
27 Ruggs Henry WR AL
27 Thomas Ambry DB MI
29 Matthews D.J. WR FL
30 Moultry Tadarian LB AL
31 Hunter Devon DB VA
35 Foster Justin LB NC
52 Irving-Bey Deron DL MI
54 Thomas Andrew OL GA
55 Parks Ja’len DL FL
56 Humphrey Creed OL OK
58 Myers Josh OL OH
59 Williams Jordan DL VA
60 Randolph Kendall OL AL
67 Lugg Joshua OL PA
68 Brahms Nick OL FL
72 Johnson Netori OL GA
77 Slaton Jr. Tedarrell OL FL
78 Demery D’Antne OL GA
80 Kmet Cole TE IL
91 Solomon Aubrey DL GA
98 Reitmaier Rutger DL TN
99 Epenesa A.J. DL IL
The Army-All American Bowl

And for the West:


No. Last First Position State
No. Last First Position State
1 Okudah Jeffrey DB TX
2 Harris Najee RB CA
3 Robinson Shawn QB TX
4 Lewis Joseph WR CA
5 Holmes Darnay DB CA
6 Browning Baron LB TX
7 Johnson Jaylon DB CA
8 Martin Oliver WR IA
9 Echols Hunter DL CA
10 Draper Levi LB OK
11 Carr Stephen RB CA
12 McCaffrey Dylan QB CO
13 Calvin Jamire WR CA
14 Manning Omar WR TX
15 Phillips Jaelan DL CA
16 Garrett Haskell DL NV
18 Martell Tate QB NV
20 Barnes Robert DB TX
21 Gumbs Addison LB CA
22 Dobbins J.K. RB TX
23 Lenoir Deommodore DB CA
24 Jarrell K.J. DB AZ
25 Benjamin Eno RB TX
26 Ahmed Salvon DB WA
27 Smith DeVonta WR LA
28 Bolden Bubba DB NV
29 Jordan-Swilling Bruce LB LA
31 Johnson Greg DB CA
34 Ngata Ariel LB CA
51 Tuipulotu Marlon DL OR
54 Ray Kanan OL CA
55 Thomas Isaiah DL OK
56 Niu Sampson LB CA
62 Neilon Brett OL CA
63 Isibor Odua DL AZ
66 Filiaga Chuck OL TX
68 Kerstetter Derek OL TX
70 Sarell Foster OL WA
73 Moretti Jake OL CO
75 Little Walker OL TX
76 Davis Wyatt OL CA
77 Jackson Austin OL AZ
78 Tufele Jay DL UT
79 Wirfs Tristan OL IA
81 Lindsey Tyjon WR NV
84 Parkinson Colby TE CA
88 Jones Ty WR UT
92 Peevy Jayden DL TX
99 Brown Earnest DL TX
The Army-All American Bowl

Follow SB Nation’s national recruiting director, Bud Elliott, during the game (@SBNRecruiting).