The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will take place on Jan. 4. Known as one of the premier high school football all-star games in the nation, this year's game will be another exciting one.
Aside from getting a chance to watch some of the top recruits in the country play, this game also gives many uncommitted prospects a national platform to make a commitment.
Several recruits set to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl appear to be ready to make a decision during the game. Here's how things will go on that wonderful Saturday.
Hailing from Missouri, Brian Wallace is a talented 4-star offensive lineman who has the potential to play left tackle in college. At 6'6" and 305 pounds, Wallace possesses quick feet and outstanding agility for his size.
He can dance with rushers in space, plus he uses his athleticism to his advantage in the running game. Wallace will be announcing during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, according to JP Rock of ShowMeMizzou.com (subscription required).
Alabama, Missouri, Iowa and Arkansas have the best chance.
Bryce Dixon is a 4-star tight end and one of the fastest players at his position in recent memory. The 6'4", 220-pound California native has the ability to race by linebackers up the seams to make great plays in the passing game.
Oregon was in the picture, but Dixon doesn't want to leave Los Angeles, according to Greg Biggins of Scout.com (subscription required). So that leaves USC and UCLA to fight for the talented tight end, who will be making his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
At 6'1" and 185 pounds, Erick Smith is a solid 4-star safety from Ohio with impressive ball skills. He's at his best in zone schemes due to his instincts and ability to quickly drive forward on the ball.
Hailing from Glenville High School in Cleveland, it would be shocking if Smith picked any other school than Ohio State. He will announce his intentions at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, according to Bill Greene of Scout.com (subscription required).
Prediction: Ohio State
Nyles Morgan is a talented linebacker from Illinois who is 6'2.5" and 230 pounds. The 4-star defender is a smart 'backer who also has good strength at the point of attack.
Morgan has taken a methodical approach to his recruitment, but it appears he's close to making a decision. Schools such as Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Florida were mentioned by him to Allen Trieu of Scout.com (subscription required) earlier this month.
He will announce at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Prediction: Ole Miss
At 6'7" and 220 pounds, Frank Iheanacho has prototypical size for the receiver position. The Texas native is a 4-star recruit who also has good speed and above-average ball skills to attack passes with his mitts.
No player in the country has seen his stock rise in recent months more than Iheanacho. Arkansas, Texas A&M, LSU, Missouri and Oregon are his top schools, per 247Sports.
The big receiver will make his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, according to Dudley E. Dawson of HawgsIllustrated.com (subscription required).
Prediction: Texas A&M
Among the most versatile players in the nation, 4-star athlete Marshon Lattimore is expected to play defensive back in college. The Ohio prospect is 6'0" and 175 pounds, plus he has good speed and natural instincts around the ball.
Lattimore is a Cleveland native who attends the Ohio State pipeline also known as Glenville High School, so it's shocking that his recruitment has lasted this long. However, it will come to end at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, according to Bill Greene of Scout.com (subscription required).
Prediction: Ohio State
At 6'6" and 350 pounds, it's safe to say Matt Elam is a massive man. However, the 4-star defensive tackle has deceptive quickness at the snap, plus he's as strong as a bear at the point of attack.
From Kentucky, Elam has his in-state school, Alabama and Notre Dame as his top suitors, per John Garcia Jr. of 'BamaMag.com (subscription required). The Crimson Tide could be the pick at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but Elam will settle on the Wildcats in the end.
Joe Mixon is a 5-star running back from California who can also play receiver and return kicks. At 6'2" and 195 pounds, Mixon displays good speed, vision and solid power with the ball.
He also has soft hands and natural receiving skills in the passing game. Mixon is set to announce his decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, according to Greg Biggins of Scout.com (subscription required).
The talented running back has been tricky to read, but UCLA, Oklahoma, California, USC and Wisconsin have the best chance.
While watching the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, don't forget to also keep tabs on the 2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map!