US Army All-American Bowl Thread

Submitted by Mr. Yost on January 5th, 2013 at 12:58 PM

U.S. Army All-American Bowl - Saturday, January 5th, 1pm ET, NBC, Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

http://www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com/

Michigan commits

East Team:

  • Jake Butt TE #87
  • Dymonte Thomas DB #14

West Team:

  • Chris Fox OL #73
  • Jourdan Lewis CB #27

Other prospects to watch

East Team:

  • Derrick Green RB #27

 

All-Star Game Primer Thread - http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/high-school-all-american-games-primer

Comments

Mr. Yost

January 5th, 2013 at 1:41 PM ^

It's the top 180 players in the country...it's not like they got 1-90 and Army got 91-180.

Army has a 6'3, 245lb RB...or Derrick Green and Max Browne who are physically ready to play next year. Kendall Fuller will play next year for the Hokies (wish he was opposite Countess).

Magnus

January 5th, 2013 at 1:45 PM ^

No, I think he'll be a SS.  He basically played LB in high school.  I don't like moving guys back in the defense, but going from LB to SS isn't a big deal because of the way Mattison uses his strong safeties.

Magnus

January 5th, 2013 at 1:54 PM ^

I wouldn't rule it completely out, but I don't think anyone likes freshman safeties.  He probably needs to spend at least one year backing up whoever wins the SS job, whether it's Thomas Gordon or Marvin Robinson.

Magnus

January 5th, 2013 at 5:37 PM ^

If the new season started today, I'd guess Gordon would stay at FS and Robinson would start at SS.  Wilson had some issues this past year.  But if he can get those things cleaned up in the spring, then I wouldn't be surprised to see Wilsin at FS and Gordon slide over to SS.  Gordon is more naturally a SS, and Wilson offers speed that Robinson doesn't have.

Mr. Yost

January 5th, 2013 at 1:43 PM ^

But the glitz and glam of ESPN and UA is making that "game" bigger every year.

It's also more focused on 1 on 1 battles and the week leading to the game. Army is more of an all-star game...UA is more of a showcase.

AmaizingBlue3

January 5th, 2013 at 1:51 PM ^

Scout has commit predictions for the game, their 2-2 so far... They only have one guy going to  OSU (3 players announcing have them as their finalists...) I hope they get even less.

Mr. Yost

January 5th, 2013 at 1:56 PM ^

He was at the combines and showcases last year...just like there are juniors at the Army combine now. You pretty much know over a year in advance. Shane also played 7v7 over the summer on the Disney/ESPN circuit.

Both he and LaQuon have been a part of that system for awhile now.

remodelguy

January 5th, 2013 at 1:54 PM ^

was michigan in on this guy in the past or was that another guy i am thinking of? 

also i really think public speaking or at least a speech class should be offered in the high schools so maybe these kids could actually put a sentence together,pronounce a word properly,and have the ability to communicate. what do you think hoke thinks when he meets some of these kids?