Army All-American Game 2013: Top Recruits with Most to Prove

Andrew GouldFeatured ColumnistJanuary 4, 2013

Su'a Cravens enters the Army All-American Game as one of the country's top prospects. Photo courtesty of
Su'a Cravens enters the Army All-American Game as one of the country's top prospects. Photo courtesty of

All eyes are watching for the nation's top young football recruits to make a statement during the Army All-American Game.

The annual game, which will take place on Saturday at the Alamodome, allows high school athletes the opportunity to showcase their talents before advancing to the college level.

While many of the rising young stars have already committed to a school, others remain undecided, causing even more onlookers to scout them.

Out of nearly 200 student-athletes who earned a roster spot in the prestigious exhibition bout, here are two of the many that are worth monitoring.


Asiantii Woulard

Dual-threat quarterback Asiantii Woulard enters the All-American Game undeclared, with several marquee schools fighting for his signature.

Woulard started off as a wide receiver at Winter Park High School in Winter Park, Florida, before switching to quarterback during his junior year. Still relatively new to the position, the young signal-caller is already turning some heads.

Standing at 6'3" and weighing 205 pounds, he has the build of a sturdy pocket passer despite his athleticism and running ability.

Yahoo! Sports' ranks Woulard as the country's fourth-highest quarterback recruit. Woulard is equipped with a powerful arm, but Chad Simmons of believes he must improve his pocket presence in order to take the next level.

He has a very live arm, he has great size, he is a great athlete, and he has a lot of tools to like. He just needs more experience. He can improve on his decision-making in games and just get a better feel when he is in the pocket. He is smart, he is eager to learn, and very talented.

The dynamic quarterback is well worth keeping an eye on, especially since his decision on where to play next season still hangs in the balance.


Su'a Cravens

The versatile Su'a Cravens has all the goods to become a major star.

With the size of a linebacker, the agility of a safety and the quickness of a wide receiver, Cravens excelled all over the field during his high school career.

The 6'1", 205-pound senior from Murrieta, California committed to USC, where he is expected to play safety for the Trojans. and both place him as the year's No. 1 safety recruit. 

So what has scouts craving more of Cravens? It stems much further than the potential for puns with his last name. Here's how Scout's Scott Kennedy described the budding talent: "He has terrific instincts on both sides of the ball, and has plus body control and change of direction. He is a fluid athlete also blessed with a love of contact. A difference maker on either side of the ball."

There's little dispute over his ruling of the safety position, but Cravens might just be the biggest playmaker out of the entire field of recruits set to take the field on Saturday.

Will the two-way, multi-position star get a chance to demonstrate his capabilities anywhere else on the field? Either way, Cravens should quickly emerge as one of college football's prized athletes next season and shoot up NFL draft boards.