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Army All-American Bowl 2014: Complete Breakdown of Each Team

Tyler DonohueNational Recruiting AnalystDecember 31, 2013

Army All-American Bowl 2014: Complete Breakdown of Each Team

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    Top-ranked QB Kyle Allen is set to participate.
    Top-ranked QB Kyle Allen is set to participate.247Sports

    The Army All-American Bowl annually showcases America's top football talent. The 2014 edition occurs at 1 pm. EST on Saturday, Jan. 4 on NBC and features outstanding collegiate prospects on both sides of the ball.

    This game dates back to 2000, highlighted by future NFL stars like LeSean McCoy, Andrew Luck, Jamaal Charles and Adrian Peterson. We examine the outstanding players who aim to add to proud history while representing the East and West squads.

     

     

East: Quarterbacks

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    Florida commit Will Grier.
    Florida commit Will Grier.247Sports

    Prolific passer Will Grier posted surreal statistics during his high school career in North Carolina. The Florida commit completed 887 passes for 195 touchdowns and nearly 15,000 yards in three seasons as the starting quarterback at Davidson Day, per MaxPreps.

    Jacob Park is headed to Georgia in 2014 for his freshman season. The 6'3", 202-pound passer picks apart opponents with precision and underrated mobility.

    Virginia product Caleb Henderson will also play. He is committed to North Carolina.

     

West: Quarterbacks

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    Kyle Allen is largely viewed as the crown jewel of 2014 quarterbacks. The Arizona gunslinger is committed to Texas A&M and should have a chance to replace Johnny Manziel.

    Kentucky identified quarterback Drew Barker as a top in-state target early in the recruiting cycle. The efforts paid off, and he is slated to become a Wildcat.

    Jerrod Heard cemented his legacy as a champion and dual-threat playmaker throughout an illustrious high school career in Texas. He committed to the Longhorns as a sophomore.

     

East: Running Backs

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    Nick Chubb churned out more than 2,000 rushing yards in each of the past two season, rising up Georgia state rushing lists in the process. He opted to stay in state by committing to the Bulldogs.

    He isn't the only big-time ball-carrier headed to Athens in 2014. Florida standout Sony Michel will team up with Chubb at Georgia and in San Antonio. 

    North Carolina commit Elijah Hood and Tennessee pledge Jalen Hurd were also selected to the squad.

     

West: Running Backs

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    Oregon commit Royce Freeman established a new San Diego area career rushing record during his senior season. He headlines the West running back corps with fellow California star Joe Mixon.

    Mixon remains uncommitted, though he is down to a final three. The 5-star prospect identifies Oklahoma, UCLA and Wisconsin as his favorites.

    Nathan Starks, a Colorado standout, is also undecided. He is heavily considering USC, Alabama, Oklahoma and Notre Dame.

    Christian McCaffrey, another Colorado playmaker, is headed to Stanford.

     

East: Wide Receivers

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    Myles Autry remains on the open recruiting market. A product of Georgia powerhouse Norcross, he is likely to decide between Florida State, Georgia, Oregon and Georgia Tech.

    Florida playmaker Johnnie Dixon is committed to Ohio State. Tennessee pledge Josh Malone enjoyed one of the most dominant senior seasons of any receiver in the country.

    Clemson commits Demarre Kitt and Artavis Scott have an early opportunity to team up in San Antonio. South Carolina pledge Shaq Davidson will also be in attendance.

    Uncommitted Virginia receiver Jamil Kamara is considering a long list of options. Wisconsin, Virginia and Pittsburgh appear to be top contenders in the pursuit for his services.

     

     

West: Wide Receivers

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    LSU commit Trey Quinn
    LSU commit Trey Quinn247Sports

    Mark Andrews was the main target of top-ranked quarterback Kyle Allen at Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.). His efforts earned him an opportunity to compete at Oklahoma.

    Fellow Arizona receiver Jalen Brown (Phoenix) is headed to Oregon, while Texan KD Cannon picked Baylor over several Big 12 options.

    Allen Lazard is a huge target and could quickly emerge as one of Iowa State's premier playmakers. Markell Pack decommitted from Florida State, flipping to Ole Miss.

    LSU commit Trey Quinn captured the all-time national receiving yardage record during his senior season. Still, he may be the most underrated recruit from Louisiana, a state loaded with offensive talent this year.

     

     

East: Tight Ends

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    Notre Dame pledge Nic Weishar
    Notre Dame pledge Nic Weishar247Sports

    Versatile pass target Jalyn Holmes provides Urban Meyer with a plethora of options in Columbus. The Virginia native is an intriguing offensive weapon but more likely to end up on the defensive font.

    Nic Weishar heads to South Bend, where the Fighting Irish already have quite a pedigree in place at the tight end position. He is one of two players at the position in Notre Dame's 2014 class.

     

West: Tight Ends

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    Bryce Dixon
    Bryce Dixon247Sports

    California prospect Bryce Dixon is arguably the most coveted tight end prospect in the country. He is weighing offers from UCLA, USC, Oregon and Texas A&M.

    Expect the 6'4" target to get plenty of snaps Saturday

     

East: Offensive Line

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    North Carolina commit Bentley Spain
    North Carolina commit Bentley Spain247Sports

    Illinois offensive lineman Brian Allen is bound for Michigan State, while Florida product Mason Cole will compete for rival Michigan. New Jersey native Quenton Nelson has the makings of a dominant tackle at Notre Dame.

    Jacksonville tackle David Sharpe recently committed to Florida over a group of SEC foes. Georgia lineman Dyshon Sims will stay close to home and suit up for the Bulldogs.

    He will be joined in Athens by Florida standout Isaiah Wynn.

    Bentley Spain, one of the top tackles in the mid-Atlantic, is committed to North Carolina.

     

     

West: Offensive Line

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    No. 1 guard prospect Damien Mama
    No. 1 guard prospect Damien Mama247Sports

    Texas commit Terrell Cuney helps anchor the West's offensive front, along with Arizona guard Natrell Curtis. Wisconsin lands yet another standout offensive lineman in Jaden Gault, who will show off his skills in San Antonio.

    Urban Meyer plucked Demetrius Knox from Texas. A pair of USC commits are competing in the contest, as Viane Talamaivao and Toa Lobendahn are slated to suit up.

    The Trojans also aim to add another game participant in guard Damien Mama, who is the top-ranked player at his position in 247Sports' composite rankings.

East: Defensive Line

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    Defensive end Jesse Aniebonam fielded offers from throughout the country but ultimately settled on his home state squad with a commitment to Maryland. Tackle Khairi Clark can make an impact in various positions along the interior and might be the best incoming defender at Florida.

    Kentucky star Matt Elam is rated the nation's No. 2 defensive tackle prospect by 247Sports. His recruitment process is down to the in-state Wildcats and Alabama.

    Georgia duo Dante Sawyer and Elisha Shaw look to step up for the East. Sawyer is committed to South Carolina, while Shaw continues to consider Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia and Auburn.

     

West: Defensive Line

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    Alabama adds more depth along the defensive front with the addition of Arkansas product Josh Frazier. He will line up alongside a future rival in LSU pledge Davon Godchaux.

    Connor Humphreys, one of the top players in Oregon, is committed to Arizona State. He'll provide a pass rush off the edge along with Detroit prospect Malik McDowell.

    McDowell is undecided when it comes to a commitment but is strongly considering Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State.

    Bijhon Jackson is a massive nose tackle headed to Arkansas. He forms a wall up the middle with Texas pledge Trey Lealaimatafao.

    Sacramento star Nifae Lealao is one of the nation's top strong-side defensive ends. He is committed to Stanford.

     

East: Linebackers

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    Akron product Dante Booker is one of several standout defenders headed to Ohio State. It should be entertaining to watch him patrol the field with South Carolina commit Bryson Allen-Williams.

    Tennessee pledge Kevin Mouhon is a stout run-stuffer at inside linebacker. Fellow Georgia standout Korie Rogers compliments him well in the second level.

    Rogers is committed to Clemson.

    Alabama pledge Shaun Hamilton is an exciting sideline-to-sideline defender. Richard Yeargin is headed to Notre Dame.

     

     

West: Linebackers

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    Former USC pledge Derik Calhoun cuts off rushing lanes with tenacity. He committed to Arizona State midway through his senior season.

    Calhoun will collaborate with LSU-bound inside linebacker Clifton Garrett. Zach Whitley is yet another Alabama pledge participating in San Antonio.

    Illinois prospect Nyles Morgan is rated the nation's No. 3 inside linebacker in 247Sports' composite rankings.

    He remains uncommitted, focusing on Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Florida.

    California product Dwight Williams and New Orleans native Kenny Young also remain undecided. Williams is considering a wide array of programs, including USC, LSU and Oklahoma. LSU is also a favorite for Young.

     

     

     

East: Defensive Backs

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    Treon Harris excelled at quarterback for Miami powerhouse Booker T. Washington, but he could become a dynamic defensive back at Florida State. Todd Kelly is a top-tier safety headed to Tennessee.

    Florida playmaker Chris Lammons is a South Carolina commit, while promising Pennsylvania safety Montae Nicholson recently pledged to Michigan State. Georgia prospects Nick Ruffin and Malkom Parrish will play for Auburn and Georgia, respectively.

    Erick Smith and Marshon Lattimore are teammates at Glenville High (Cleveland, Ohio) and head to San Antonio together. Both players remain uncommitted.

    Lattimore is viewed as a strong Ohio State lean, although Oregon and Alabama remain in the mix. Smith also seems likely to end up in Columbus.

West: Defensive Backs

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    Budda Baker is an electric playmaker from Washington who intends to suit up at Oregon. Naijiel Hale helped St. John Bosco claim a California state title and takes his talents to Arizona next season.

    Nick Harvey ranks among the top cover corners in Texas. He will play at College Station for the Aggies. Longtime Ole Miss commit C.J. Hampton briefly decommited to consider Alabama in late December but ultimately re-affirmed his pledge to the Rebels.

    Texan Brandon Simmons is a welcome addition to the Stanford secondary, while Damon Webb is destined for a career at Ohio State.

     

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