The Under Armour All-America Game and U.S. Army All-American Bowl—widely regarded as the two premier high school all-star games—will kick off this week, giving college football fans an opportunity to see the nation’s top prospects in action. Ohio State fans will get a good look at a number of future Buckeyes. Of the 19 recruits Urban Meyer has secured for Ohio State’s 2014 class, nine will be suiting up to play in the two nationally televised games. Some of the Buckeyes’ top remaining targets will also hit the field, and a number of those recruits will be announcing their commitment during the broadcast. Here’s a complete guide to the action ahead. Game: Under Armour All-America Game Date: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 Time: 4 p.m. ET Place: Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg, Florida) Television: ESPN Game: U.S. Army All-American Bowl Date: Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 Time: 1 p.m. ET Place: Alamodome (San Antonio, Texas) Television: NBC All recruit rankings and stats per 247Sports.com. For additional updates, follow David Regimbal on Twitter. Begin Slideshow
SAN ANTONIO — ESPN 150 outside linebacker Mike Mitchell (Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian) will be the first to admit there’s prestige for being a Big Ten Conference linebacker. It was one of several reasons why he chose Ohio State during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday. Mitchell, No. 121 in the ESPN, chose the Buckeyes over Texas A&M and Oregon. Along with building a great relationship with his recruiting contact, offensive coordinator Tom Herman, Mitchell said he did his homework on the resume of the prototype Big Ten linebackers.
SAN ANTONIO — ESPN 150 wide receiver James Quick (Louisville, Ky./Trinity), the top-ranked player in Kentucky, decided to stay home rather than head upstate or head west. Quick verbally committed to Louisville during the second half of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome. Ranked No. 98 in the ESPN 150, Quick became the Cardinals’ 12th commitment of the 2013 recruiting class. He also is the second receiver committed and now becomes the top-ranked commit of the class.
After contemplating his decision, star outside linebacker prospect and top-ranked football recruit Mike Mitchell has decided to attend Ohio State, according to the Twitter feed of the All-American Bowl:
Congrats West LB Mike Mitchell on his commitment to THE Ohio …
SAN ANTONIO — ESPN 300 wide receiver Shelton Gibson (Cleveland Heights, Ohio/Cleveland Heights) has continuously looked like one of the best slot receivers for the East during practices for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. It’s no wonder why schools from across the land are going all in for him. However, there are only four schools right now that he is reciprocating interest in: West Virginia, Ohio State, Kentucky and Tennessee. He has already taken official visits to West Virginia (Nov.
SAN ANTONIO — Wednesday was a day off for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl teams. Instead of working out and participating in drills, the players took in visits around the city — including a stop at the Alamodome for photo opportunities and to see their game apparel — and used the day to recover from two days of practice. The teams will return to the fields on Thursday in arguably the most important practice of the week. Here are five things to keep an eye on for Thursday’s practice: Quarterback play: Instead of naming one, we’ll name all seven: USC commit Max Browne (Sammamish, Wash.
Regardless of which state you follow, the high school football season has just recently ended in the last few weeks. Already there are some big Winter showcases coming up that will display some top underclassmen talent. One of the first of these showcases is the Next Level Nation Underclassmen Showcase being held on Wednesday, December 26th in Baltimore, Maryland. The event will feature some of the top young prospects on the east coast, several of which are either already being recruited by Ohio State or will be at some point down the road.