2013 Under Armour All-America Game: Future SEC Stars You Need to Watch for
The Under Armour All-America game will feature some of the best college football recruits in the country, and many of those recruits will end up in college football's best conference—the SEC.
This is not meant to be a slight against the Big Ten, Pac-12, ACC or other conferences, it's just an honest assessment.
Overall, the quality of football in the SEC is higher, and more elite recruits tend to want to play for SEC schools.
The Under Armour game will be played on January 4th, 2013 at 5 p.m. EST on ESPN.
Here are five future SEC stars you'll want to watch:
Vernon Hargreaves III, 5-Star CB, Wharton High School (FL)
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Vernon Hargreaves III has the potential to be a star cornerback for the Florida Gators.
He has decent size at 5'11'', 185 pounds, but where he really sets himself apart is with his speed. He runs a 4.41 40 according to 247Sports.
Hargreaves III is athletic enough to be a ball-hawk and he has the speed to hang with even the fastest receivers in the SEC. He has the potential to be a shut-down corner for Florida.
He's ranked as the No. 1 cornerback prospect in the 2013 class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings
Robert Foster, 5-Star WR, Central Valley High School (PA)
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Foster has a great combination of size, speed and athleticism. He's fast and tall enough to be a pure deep threat for Alabama, especially on play-action fakes, but he can be a possession receiver as well.
He's athletic and shifty enough to catch the ball on a short route and make something happen with his feet after the catch. So overall, he'll be a complete wideout for the Crimson Tide.
Foster has the potential to be one of the best receivers in the SEC.
O.J. Howard, 5-Star TE, Autauga Academy (AL)
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O.J. Howard has what it takes to quickly become the best tight end in the country, let alone in the SEC.
He has a tremendous combination of size and speed and he reminds me a bit of Jermichael Finley of the Green Bay Packers in the NFL, but with better hands.
Howard is 6'5.5'', 221 pounds and runs a 4.42 40 according to 247Sports.
He's a big target but where he'll set himself apart is with his speed. He'll be able to outrun linebackers and safeties in the seams and he'll even cause trouble for many corners at the SEC level.
His size will also allow him to be a big-time target in the red zone.
Howard is committed to Alabama, and he can become a star for Nick Saban's program.
Reuben Foster, 5-Star ILB, Auburn High School (AL)
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Reuben Foster is going to be an elite-level linebacker at the college level, and it looks like he'll end up in the SEC.
Foster has been committed to both Alabama and Auburn, but as it stands right now, he's uncommitted.
He's a very physical, aggressive linebacker who will be a force between the tackles in the SEC. He's big and strong enough to be dominant against the run and he's quick enough to fill his gap and make plays in the backfield.
Either way, it's a safe prediction to say that he'll end up in the SEC—where he'll be a dominant player.
Robert Nkemdiche, 5-Star SDE, Grayson High School (GA)
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Nikemdiche is the biggest name in the 2013 recruiting class, as he's been the consensus No. 1 overall recruit (247Sports Composite) for a while now.
Nkemdiche has superstar potential because of his combination of size and speed as a defensive end.
He'll be big and strong enough to be a big-time player at the line of scrimmage against the run, and he displays good technique and great quickness as a pass rusher.
He checks in at 6'4'', 285 pounds and runs a 4.65 40 according to 247Sports.
Nkemdiche was committed to Clemson at one point, but Ole Miss is his new favorite. His brother, Denzel, plays for the Rebels and their mother has been very open about wanting the two to play together.
Alabama and LSU are both listed as "warm interests" according to his 247Sports interest list though, so don't count them out just yet.
His final decision has yet to be made, but it appears as if Nkemdiche will end up in the SEC.