5-Star RB Leonard Fournette Leads Initial Roster for 2014 Under Armour Game

Randy ChambersAnalyst IApril 4, 2013

Credit: 247Sports
Credit: 247Sports

The Under Armour Game has wasted no time at all releasing the initial roster for the event that will take place in 2014. ESPN tweeted a link of the group of players that are scheduled to participate in the big high school All-Star Game that has been played every season dating back to 2008.

Let the possibilities and your imagination run wild. Just make sure to keep your tongue in to prevent excess drool.

While tweaks may be made to the roster over time, the highlight so far is running back Leonard Fournette. He is considered the top running back prospect of the 2014 class, and the No. 2 overall player in the 247Sports composite rankings. His combination of size and speed really makes him a once in a generation type runner.

Of course, with his talent and possible future at the next level, he is widely considering LSU and Alabama as his schools of choice, according to his 247Sports page. As if his highlight film isn't enough, seeing him carry the ball against some of the top competition is going to be quite interesting.

Defensively, the top player scheduled to participate in this game is defensive end Lorenzo Carter. A little bit more of a hybrid defender due to his long frame and speed, he is a true pass-rusher that covers a lot of ground quickly and can help out a defense in many different areas.

There are currently many teams in the running for his services, according to his 247Sports page, highlighted by Alabama, Auburn and Florida.

While those may be the top players on each side of the ball, there are plenty of other talented players such as safety Quin Blanding, who is currently committed to Virginia, as well as quarterback Keller Chryst, who could end up at Stanford or USC.

Another key player to pay attention to is athlete Jabrill Peppers. He is capable of playing offense and defense, has terrific speed and features ball skills that would help benefit any team he decides to bless with his gifts. Seriously considering Ohio State and Stanford, according to 247Sports, Peppers is somebody who jumps off the screen when watching him play. 

This is a time where many are likely going to make their college football decisions official. There are only 12 players who are committed to a school at the moment, with Clemson, Alabama and Miami tied for the most with two recruits each.

Seeing this roster makes you miss the football season that much more. This should result in yet another exciting Under Armour Game.