Army All-American Game Roster 2014: Sleepers to Watch in Recruiting Showcase

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Army All-American Game Roster 2014: Sleepers to Watch in Recruiting Showcase
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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.

East Roster
Name. Pos. School Location
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

via usarmyallamericanbowl.com

West Roster
Name Position School Location
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

via usarmyallamericanbowl.com

 

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