For most all of us the Prep Football season is over here in the Northwest. But our very best kids are moving on to play in some bowl games which will help ring in the new year. We don’t miss much as you may well know by now and will be following closely the top kids from Oregonand Washington and Hawaii in a couple of big games the first week of 2013.
First up is the Under Armour All American Game.
That Game will be played on January 4th at Tropicana Field in Florida.
Here is a schedule of events:
Monday, Dec. 31
Practice No. 1, 12-3 p.m. ET, ESPN Wide World of Sports (Orlando, Fla.) Fields 28-30
Tuesday, Jan. 1
Practice No. 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET, ESPN Wide World of Sports Fields 7-9
Wednesday, Jan. 2
Practice No. 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. ET, ESPN Wide World of Sports Fields 7-9
Media Day Luncheon, 1-2 p.m. ET, ESPN Wide World of Sports Stadium Mezzanine
American Family Insurance Skills Challenge, 2:30-4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Wide World of Sports Field 7
Thursday, Jan. 3
Practice No. 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. ET, ESPN Wide World of Sports Fields 7-9
Under Armour All-America Game, 5 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field
For more information on the Under Armour All-America Game, updates on current and past players and news from the Selection Tour, visit us at underarmourgame.com, like us at www.facebook.com/UnderArmourGame.
Watch the game at 5 PM EST on ESPN.
Players from Our NW Region:
Congrats to these terrific kids and best wishes to them.
Next Up the Semper Fidelis Bowl
A newer bowl game run by Junior Ranks this game hosts a ton of top talent. And the Marines are serious about bringing the best of the best into the game. This one is going to be a great one.
That game too is on January 4th and will air on the NFL Network at 6PM PST.
In this one we have the following athletes represented from our coverage area:
Calloway is undecided and has several D-1 schools to choose from. Kearsley is the hottest recruit in this Region uncommitted as his ability at the O-Line is legendary now and he has 12 majors after him. Pelluer is heading to Washington State to follow in his Dad’s footsteps and Tabuyo committed to Texas A & M a while back in a super smart move. This is a terrific bunch of guys!~
Then there is the US Army All American Game!
The grand-daddy of them all. And this one is going to be loaded with more top prep Talent from the Pacific Northwest.
The game that has seen more NFL stars get their start then any other game is in its 11th season in San Antonio. Texas and this years game should be a real doozy.
That game will be on Saturday January 5th On NBC. Check Your Program Guide for times.
The Roster will include the Top rated Kids form around the North West including:
Browne ended the season the greatest HS QB in Washington State History and #1 out of all QB’s in the US. Tyner was the most productive RB in Oregon history with almost 3800 yards in rushing in 2012 and is a top 3 RB in the US. Both are committed.
Jack his Wolverines ended the year at #1 in the Nation and was just amazing this season. He led his team to their 5th Title in 5 years. This young man has a host of schools and as many as 25 Major offers. He has a soft verbal to UCLA but the UW Huskies are pulling him back in it seems and he has made it clear that Georgia can get him if they offer. A Southern boy who says he could go home to play very easily.
Kohler made headlines in 8th grade as a powerhouse kid with D1 Schools offering him. After Hawaii offered him in 8th grade the NCAA added some rules about verbal offers not being made to Junior High kids. It is no surprise that the gifted monster O linemen is being courted by a host of schools and could commit at the game.
Pagano is just a specimen. A terrific kid with a HUGE motor he can really play! Watch him inside the trenches in this one. The Clemson commit is ready to throw down and get this game going!
There is a look at the best kids from the Northwest and Pacific regions of the USA that are going on to play in the big High School All American Bowl games. Cheer them on everyone because every time one of them goes out and makes a statement on National TV like this more and more colleges come out here looking for kids just like them!
God Bless you all and Happy New Year!