Under Armour All-American Game Rosters 2014: Complete Breakdown of Each Team

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IDecember 5, 2013

Judging by last Saturday's game of the millennium between Auburn and Alabama, or this weekend's tantalizing slate of conference championship games, college football is in a very good place right now. 

While that can certainly change in an instant, the future of the sport looks just as promising.

Fans will get a glimpse of that future on Jan. 2 when the best high school prospects on the planet are showcased against each other in the Under Armour All-American Game.     

If you want a preview of superstars that will be dominating Saturdays in a few years—and in many cases, less than that—then missing this game isn't advised. 


Date: Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

Time: 4 p.m. ET

Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla. 


Live Stream: WatchESPN


Team Highlight Roster

Under Armour All-American Game Team Highlight Roster
PlayerPosition247 Sports Composite RankingCollege
Leonard FournetteRB1Undecided
Cameron RobinsonOT3Alabama
Andrew BrownDT6Virginia
Myles GarrettDE10Texas A&M
Adoree JacksonCB8Undecided
Speedy NoilWR11Undecided
Marlon HumphreyCB5Undecided
Quin BlandingS7Virginia
Deshaun WatsonQB43Clemson
Jalen TaborCB25Undecided
Bo ScarbroughATH22Alabama
Damian PrinceOT17Undecided
Lorenzo FeatherstonDE108Undecided
Gerald Willis IIIDT23Undecided
Racean ThomasRB24Auburn
Kain DaubILB46Florida State
John "JuJu" SmithATH13Undecided
Kalvaraz BessentCB77Alabama
David CornwellQB60Alabama
Casey TuckerOT79Undecided
Ross PierschbacherOT63Alabama
Christian MillerOLB49Alabama
Brandon HarrisQB80LSU
Travis RudolphWR67Undecided
Cameron SimsWR100Alabama
DeAndre ThompkinsWR212Penn State
Jamarco JonesOT56Ohio State
Stephen RobertsCB157Auburn
Tyler LuatuaTE146Undecided
Tre WilliamsILB38Auburn
Derick RobersonDE75Texas
Rashaan EvansOLB48Undecided
Thomas HolleyDT61Undecided
Dylan Sumner-GardnerS84Texas A&M
Garrett BrumfieldOG107LSU
Jacob PughOLB98Florida State
Michael O'ConnorQB249Penn State
Chris GodwinWR188Penn State
Jacory WashingtonTE213LSU
Dexter WidemanDT187Florida State
Josh CasherOC287Alabama
J.C. HassenhauerOC171Alabama
Jermaine RobertsCB359Texas
O.J. SmithDT400Alabama
Tanner FarmerOG396Nebraska
Melvin KelhnOLB404Undecided
Adam CentersKNRUndecided
Jake HartbargerP955Michigan State
Wesley HorkyLS2156Undecided

Courtesy of ESPN.com


Team Nitro Roster

Under Armour All-American Game Team Nitro Roster
PlayerPosition247 Sports Composite RankingCollege
Jabrill PeppersATH2Michigan
Da'Shawn HandDE4Alabama
Tony BrownCB9Undecided
Raekwon McMillanILB16Undecided
Lorenzo CarterDE12Undecided
Keller ChrystQB32Stanford
Joseph YearbyRB40Miami
Dalvin CookRB19Florida
Laurence "Hootie" JonesS31Alabama
Jamal AdamsS27Undecided
Lamont GaillardDT68Georgia
Malachi DupreWR15Undecided
Ermon LaneWR26Florida
Arrlon SpringsCB62Oregon
Kc McDermottOT34Miami
Rod TaylorOG47Ole Miss
Alex BarsOT93Notre Dame
Chad ThomasDE52Miami
J.C. JacksonWR163Florida
Bryan MoneDT81Michigan
Nick WatkinsCB127Notre Dame
Andy BauerOT95Missouri
Drake HarrisWR59Michigan
Kevin CrosbyTE261South Carolina
Corey HolmesWR185Notre Dame
Jeb BlazevichTE172Georga
Ronnie ClarkOLB73Alabama
Justice HansenQB150Oklahoma
Dillon BatesOLB99Tennessee
Edwin FreemanOLB144Undecided
Garrald McDowellDE209Undecided
Andrew TrumbettiDE159Notre Dame
Trevor DarlingOT92Miami
Braden SmithOG64Undecided
Juwann Bushell-BeatyOT306Michigan
Michael FernsILB160Michigan
Jesse JacksonWR351Mississippi State
Wilton SpeightQB350Michigan
Jeff JonesRB112Minnesota
Dontavius RussellDT140Undecided
Quincy WilsonS208Florida
Jacob BraggOC760Kansas
Braxton BerriosWR381Miami
Alec EberleOC442Florida State
Morgan MahalakQB320Oregon
Isaiah McKenzieWR499Undecided
Sam MustipherOG210Notre Dame
Will UlmerQB426Maryland
Jared WanglerS790Michigan
Aaron MedleyK1178Tennessee
Gary WunderlichK1159Ole Miss
Nick ReinhardtLSNRUndecided

Courtesy of ESPN.com


Players to Watch

Leonard Fournette, RB, Undecided

The No. 1 prospect in the nation according to 247Sports' composite rankings and pretty much every other list you'll see, Leonard Fournette is still undecided. However, the New Orleans product, who will announce his decision at the game, is expected by most to stay home and go to LSU, although SEC rival Alabama is also certainly in the mix. 

Whichever program he eventually picks will have reason to rejoice. 

Although he doesn't possess quite as much raw upside as some other No. 1 prospects from past years, Fournette's blend of power, speed and size has him already looking like a legitimate college running back. 

He is the complete package, and it will be a joy to watch him play against the best competition. 


Jabrill Peppers, Athlete, Michigan

247Sports currently lists the 5-star Peppers as an athlete, and considering his size (6'1", 205 pounds), speed and explosive athleticism, the Wolverines could potentially use him as a running back, returner or anywhere in the secondary. 

Of course, if his quest to be better than former Michigan great Charles Woodson is any indication, he's ready to play corner:

That's not exactly surprising when you sprinkle in his ball skills and instincts to his already fantastic athleticism, and assuming he lines up at corner in January, it will be extremely fun to see him match up against Speedy Noil and Travis Rudolph. 


Speedy Noil, WR, Undecided

Appropriately named, Speedy Noil is one of the most exciting players in the nation. 

Not only does he have breakaway speed, but he also has the versatility to hurt defenses out of the backfield, out of the slot or in the return game a la Percy Harvin, Tavon Austin, or De'Anthony Thomas. 

Still deciding between LSU and Texas A&M, Noil is someone with big-play ability who is capable of putting on a show. If he lines up against Peppers, watch out for fireworks. 


Top-20 Matchup to Watch

Cameron Robinson vs. Da'Shawn Hand

This matchup not only features the respective No. 3 and No. 4 prospects, according to 247Sports' composite rankings, but it also pits the best offensive lineman (Robinson) against the best defensive end (Hand).

Futher adding to the intrigue, it's a preview of future Alabama practices, as both are committed to Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.  

There are a slew of skill-position matchups to keep your eye on (Noil vs. Peppers, Fournette vs Raekwon McMillan), but it will be extremely compelling to see these future teammates battling it out in the trenches. 



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