The 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl certainly lived up to expectations.
Some of the very best college football recruits were on display in this game, and they did not disappoint.
In the end, the East team beat the West team, 15-8, in what was a very exciting and well-played game. The bright lights were on, the nation was tuned in and the stage was set, and many of these recruits showed us why they are so highly ranked heading into college.
I intently watched and scouted the top 25 players in this all-star game (according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings), and here are the grades that I came away with:
Note: Considering that all of these players are All-Americans, the lowest grade a player could have received was a C-. N/A's were given to skill players who weren't targeted. Grades were based on how much a recruit was able to stand out and make plays among other elite recruits.