The U.S. Army All-American Bowl features some of the best high school football players in the country, although not all of them are well-known just yet.
This week's Under Armour All-America Game has become the top destination for elite talent among recruits; however, big names, such as running back Sony Michel and offensive tackle David Sharpe, represent a deep class of prospects that will be at the Alamodome for this showcase.
Additionally, this is a chance for some of the less-heralded players to prove that they should be rated higher on recruiting boards.
Here are some of the biggest sleepers that will be on display at the Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 4, along with full rosters of each team.
Frank Iheanacho, WR, Undecided
A lot of aspects of being a receiver can be taught; however, you cannot teach someone how to be 6'7".
Frank Iheanacho has incredible size, but he still has enough speed to stick at the position throughout his career. Greg Powers of Scout.com provides a look at the possibilities:
Iheanacho is obviously a huge target that will automatically be a safety net for whichever quarterback gets the pleasure of throwing him the football. Additionally, the Texas native will be a big-time red-zone target who could easily score double-digit touchdowns in a season at the next level.
While he is still relatively raw in this sport, he has the size and athletic ability to transform into one of the top receivers in the nation.
Iheanacho will likely decide between Texas A&M, Oregon and LSU during the game.
Jesse Aniebonam, DE, Maryland
It is always hard to predict how young players will turn potential into production, but Jesse Aniebonam is built to succeed at the next level.
The 6'4", 230-pound defensive end/outside linebacker has the speed and athleticism to be a dominant pass-rusher off the edge. While he needs to add more weight, he has a big enough frame that will allow him to add plenty of muscle once he gets into a college strength program.
At this point, his biggest problem is inconsistency; however, Josh Helmholdt of Rivals.com points out that Aniebonam can come back strong from bad showings:
As he gets experience, he will learn how to make plays more often until he becomes a complete defensive player.
After deciding to stay at home to play at Maryland, Aniebonam will likely see the field relatively quickly.
Drew Barker, QB, Kentucky
Since Kentucky is not known as a football school, not many top prospects from the area choose to stick around; however, Drew Barker is making a real difference for the Wildcats.
The pro-style quarterback has good size and the arm strength that any team would love from the position. His accuracy is not elite yet, but it has been steadily improving and could be a plus by the time he is an upperclassman.
Of course, quarterbacks want to play with talented players. The good news is that he is taking matters into his own hands, according to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio:
Top players are already believing in what Barker has to say, which points to his leadership ability.
It will be an uphill battle for Kentucky to be relevant in the SEC, but this quarterback has a chance to be a legend in Lexington.
|Nick Allegretti||OL||Lincoln Way East High School||Frankfort, IL|
|Brian Allen||OL||Hinsdale Central High School||Hinsdale, IL|
|Bryson Allen-Williams||LB||Cedar Grove High School||Ellenwood, GA|
|Jesse Aniebonam||DL||Our Lady of Good Counsel High School||Olney, MD|
|Myles Autry||RB||Norcross High School||Norcross, GA|
|Dante Booker||LB||St. Vincent -St. Mary High School||Akron, OH|
|Nick Chubb||RB||Cedartown High School||Cedartown, GA|
|Khairi Clark||DL||Chaminade Madonna College Prep||Hollywood, FL|
|Mason Cole||OL||East Lake High School||Tarpon Springs, FL|
|Corbin Daly||PK||Ardrey Kell High School||Charlotte, NC|
|Shaquille Davidson||WR||Gaffney Senior High School||Gaffney, SC|
|Johnnie Dixon||WR||William T. Dwyer High School||Palm Beach Gardens, FL|
|Matthew Elam||DL||John Hardin High School||Elizabethtown , KY|
|Will Grier||QB||Davidson Day School||Davidson, NC|
|Shaun Hamilton||LB||Carver High School||Montgomery, AL|
|Treon Harris||DB||Booker T. Washington High School||Miami, FL|
|Caleb Henderson||QB||Lake Braddock Secondary School||Burke, VA|
|Jalyn Holmes||DL||Lake Taylor High School||Virginia Beach, VA|
|Elijah Hood||RB||Charlotte Catholic High School||Charlotte, NC|
|Jalen Hurd||RB||Beech High School||Hendersonville, TN|
|Demetrius Johnson||WR||Annapolis Area Christian School||Annapolis, MD|
|Marcelys Jones||OL||Glenville High School||Cleveland, OH|
|Freeman Jones||PK||Bunn High School||Bunn, NC|
|Jamil Kamara||WR||Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School||Virginia Beach, VA|
|Todd Kelly Jr.||DB||Webb School of Knoxville||Knoxville, TN|
|Demarre Kitt||WR||Sandy Creek High School||Tyrone, GA|
|Chris Lammons||DB||Plantation High School||Plantation, FL|
|Marshon Lattimore||WR||Glenville High School||Cleveland, OH|
|Joshua Malone||WR||Station Camp High School||Gallatin, TN|
|Sony Michel||RB||American Heritage School||Plantation, FL|
|Kevin Mouhon||LB||Norcross High School||Norcross, GA|
|Quenton Nelson||OL||Red Bank Catholic High School||Holmdel, NJ|
|Montae Nicholson||DB||Gateway High School||Monroeville, PA|
|Derrick Nnadi||DL||Ocean Lakes High School||Virginia Beach, VA|
|Jacob Park||QB||Stratford High School||Goose Creek, SC|
|Malkom Parrish||DB||Brooks County High School||Quitman, GA|
|Wyatt Pfeifer||OL||Buckeye Valley High School||Delaware, OH|
|Korie Rogers||LB||Buford High School||Buford, GA|
|Nick Ruffin||DB||St. Pius X Catholic School||Atlanta, GA|
|Curtis Samuel||DB||Erasmus Hall High School||Brooklyn, NY|
|Dante Sawyer||DL||North Gwinnett High School||Suwanee, GA|
|Artavis Scott||WR||East Lake High School||Tarpon Springs, FL|
|David Sharpe||OL||Providence High School||Jacksonville, FL|
|Elisha Shaw||DL||Tucker High School||Tucker, GA|
|Jordan Sims||OL||Homewood High School||Homewood, AL|
|Dyshon Sims||OL||Lowndes High School||Valdosta, GA|
|Erick Smith||DB||Glenville High School||Cleveland, OH|
|Bentley Spain||OL||Providence High School||Charlotte, NC|
|Donell Stanley||OL||Latta High School||Latta, SC|
|Kentavius Street||DL||Rose High School||Greenville, NC|
|Travonte Valentine||DL||Champagnat Catholic High School||Hialeah, FL|
|Nic Weishar||TE||Marist High School||Chicago, IL|
|Isaiah Wynn||OL||Lakewood High School||Saint Petersburg, FL|
|Richard Yeargin III||LB||University School||Fort Lauderdale, FL|
|Kyle Allen||QB||Desert Mountain High School||Scottsdale, AZ|
|Mark Andrews||WR||Desert Mountain High School||Scottsdale, AZ|
|Budda Baker||DB||Bellevue High School||Bellevue, WA|
|Drew Barker||QB||Conner High School||Hebron, KY|
|Jalen Brown||WR||Mountain Pointe High School||Phoenix, AZ|
|D.J. Calhoun||LB||El Cerrito Senior High School||El Cerrito, CA|
|KD Cannon||WR||Mount Pleasant High School||Mt.Pleasant, TX|
|Tanner Carew||OL||Damien High School||La Verne, CA|
|Terrell Cuney||OL||Jasper High School||Jasper, TX|
|Natrell Curtis||OL||Mountain Pointe High School||Phoenix, AZ|
|Bryce Dixon||TE||St. Bonaventure High School||Ventura, CA|
|Devante Downs||LB||Mountlake Terrace High School||Mountlake Terrace, WA|
|Josh Frazier||DL||Har-Ber High School||Springdale, AR|
|Royce Freeman||RB||Imperial High School||Imperial, CA|
|Clifton Garrett||LB||Planfield South High School||Plainfield, IL|
|Jaden Gault||OL||Monona Grove High School||Monona , WI|
|Davon Godchaux||DL||Plaquemine Senior High School||Plaquemine, LA|
|Naijiel Hale||DB||St. John Bosco High School||Bellflower, CA|
|Davion Hall||DB||Liberty- Eylau High School||Texarkana, TX|
|C.J. Hampton||DB||Meridian High School||Meridian, MS|
|Nick Harvey||DB||Travis High School||Houston, TX|
|Clayton Hatfield||PK||Champion High School||Boerne, TX|
|Jerrod Heard||QB||Guyer High School||Denton, TX|
|Connor Humphreys||DL||Central Catholic High School||Portland, OR|
|Frank Iheanacho||WR||Westside High School||Houston, TX|
|Bijhon Jackson||DL||El Dorado High Scuool||El Dorado, AR|
|Demetrius Knox||OL||All Saints Episcopal School||Fort Worth, TX|
|Allen Lazard||WR||Urbandale High School||Urbandale, IA|
|Trey Lealaimatafao||DL||Earl Warren High School||San Antonio, TX|
|Nifae Lealao||DL||Captial Christian School||Sacramento, CA|
|Toa Lobendahn||OL||La Habra High School||La Habra, CA|
|Damien Mama||OL||St. John Bosco High School||Bellflower, CA|
|Connor Mayes||OL||Van Alstyne High School||Van Alstyne, TX|
|Christian McCaffrey||ATH||Valor Christian High School||Castle Rock, CO|
|Malik McDowell||DL||Southfield High School||Detroit, MI|
|Joe Mixon||RB||Freedom High School||Oakley, CA|
|Nyles Morgan||LB||Crete-Monee High School||Crete, IL|
|Markell Pack||WR||Purvis High School||Purvis, MS|
|Edward Paris Jr||DB||Timberview High School||Arlington, TX|
|Trey Quinn||WR||Barbe High School||Lake Charles, LA|
|Austin Roberts||WR||Carmel High School||Carmel, IN|
|Zachary Schmid||PK||Francis Parker High School||San Diego, CA|
|Brandon Simmons||DB||Timberview High School||Arlington, TX|
|Nathan Starks||RB||Cherry Creek High School||Greenwood Village, CO|
|Viane Talamaivao||OL||Centennial High School||Corona, CA|
|Ainuu Taua||DL||Lompoc Senior High School||Lompoc, CA|
|Sione Teuhema||DL||Keller High School||Keller, TX|
|Solomon Thomas||DL||Coppell High School||Coppell, TX|
|Jaleel Wadood||DB||St. John Bosco High School||Bellflower, CA|
|Brian Wallace||OL||Christian Brothers College High School||St. Louis, MO|
|Damon Webb||DB||Cass Technical High School||Detroit, MI|
|Zach Whitley||LB||North Shore Senior High School||Houston, TX|
|Dwight Williams||LB||Junipero Serra High School||Gardena, CA|
|Kenny Young||LB||John Curtis Christian High School||River Ridge, LA|
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