Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl 2014: Top Recruits, Rosters for All-Star Game

Chris Roling@@Chris_RolingFeatured ColumnistJanuary 6, 2014

June 30, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA; Brad Kaaya, of West Hills, California, tosses the ball during the morning session of the Elite 11 at Nike World Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

The 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl will feature some of the nation's most sought-after football recruits in a postseason game that will allow dozens of high school athletes to show off their skills before taking their talents to the collegiate level.

The bowl's website captures the spirit of the contest perfectly:

This bowl game represents both an opportunity for high school athletes to showcase their talent as well as an opportunity for the Marine Corps to demonstrate how their traditions of honor, courage and commitment translate on the field.

Now in its third iteration, the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl continues to grow and act as a national spotlight for football's future stars. In the final act of their high school football careers, expect the nation's best to put on a show for fans around the globe.

When: Sunday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. ET

Where: StubHub Center, Carson, Calif

Television: Fox Sports 1

Note: All pertinent info courtesy of bowl's official website.

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East Roster

East Roster
Bayes Jimmy OLB 6'3" 195 OLB
Blacknall Saeed WR 6'3" 205 Manalapan High School
Bronson RyesheneWR 6'3" 183 Dunbar High School
Brown Keyon DE 6'3" 235 Hardee Senior High School
Brown Jr. Orlando OT 6'9"360 Peachtree Ridge
Burke Xavier TE 6'3" 245 Brunswick High School
Cosentino J.J. QB 6'5" 220 Pittsburgh Central
Darlington Zack QB 6'1" 200 Apopka High School
Dawson Duke CB 5'11" 200 Dixie County High School
Durham Stepheny CB 5'10" 177 Atlantic Coast High School
Ford Poona DT 6'0" 275 Hilton Head High School
Gallo Eric OC 6'2" 275 Council Rock South High School
Gaulden Rashaan S 6'1" 175 Independence High School
Gibbons Reilly OT 6'6" 295 St. Petersburg Catholic
Gibson Quentin QB 6'2" 200 Archbishop Shaw High School
Graham Jamoral WR 5'11" 180 Newton County High School
Green Gerri DE 6'5" 215 Greenville Weston High School
Hendrix Dewayne DE 6'5" 250 O'Fallon Township
Horton Mikel RB 6'1" 230 Lakota West High School
James Tony RB 5'9" 175 Gainesville High School
Jennings Adonis WR 6'2" 185 Timber Creek Regional
Kelleher Nolan OG 6'6" 315 Wando High School
Knox Benjamin OT 6'5" 260 Deland High School
Landry Harold DE 6'3" 230 Pine Forest High School
London Madre RB 6'1" 205 St. Thomas Aquinas
Marshall Trey S 6'0" 196 Columbia High School
Martinez Corey OG 6'4" 305 Tampa Catholic High School
McBride Montel OT 6'4" 335 Plant City High School
McClain Blake DT 6'3" 260 Sandalwood High School
McGraw Mattrell DS 6'0" 185 John Curtis Christian High School
Moss Steven OG 6'5" 290 Chancellor High School
Moten Anthony DE 6'4" 279 St. Thomas Aquinas
Newsome Tyler K/P 6'3" 190 Carrollton High School
Owens Darrion OLB 6'4" 226 Oakleaf High School
Panos George OG 6'4" 290 Arrowhead High School
Parker Lamar WR 5'8" 155 Booker T. Washington
Powell Ike LS 6'3" 225 Tift County High School
Randolph Kendall DB 5'11" 180 Lincoln High School
Richard Milan TE 6'3" 230 Calvary Baptist Day School
Sawyers Michael DT 6'2" 290 The Ensworth School
Scott Derrell RB 5'10" 180 Havelock High School
Slade Darius DE 6'4" 223 Montclair High School
Smith Emmanuel S 6'2" 200 Oakland High School
Strachan Connor LB 6'0" 240 St. Sebastians
Swain IV Jimmie OLB 6'3" 229 Olathe North High School
Thomas Johnathan RB 5'11" 210 St. John's Prep
Thompson Trevion WR 6'2" 180 Hillside High School
Thorson Clayton QB 6'4" 195 Wheaton North High School
Walker Ricky DT 6'2" 270 Bethel High School
Watson Kyron LB 6'1" 225 East St. Louis Senior
Windham Tito CB 5'10" 172 Harrison Central High School

West Roster

West Roster
Adams Nate LS 6'2" 225 Greenway High School
Barrett Ty OT 6'4" 285 Skyline High School
Blackmar Blake OG 6'6" 320 Cedar Lake High School
Brailford Jordan DE 6'3" 220 Booker T. Washington
Brown Erik WR 6'2" 170 Summit High School
Bushman Matt TE 6'5" 215 Sabino High School
Carr Rodney DS 6'0" 190 Salesian High School
Carta-Samuels Kyle QB 6'3" 225 Bellarmine College Prep
Clark Deondre DE 6'3" 238 Douglass High School
Clarkson Drew OG 6'4" 275 Camas High School
Cobb Jamardre OLB 6'2" 218 Salesian High School
Crosby Tyrell OT 6'5" 280 Green Valley High School
Cunningham Qualen DE 6'4" 220 Hamilton High School
Delp Kammy OG 6'4" 275 Diamond Ranch High School
Farrar Jeffery WR 6'1" 196 Upland High School
Fields Shay WR 5'11" 170 St. John Bosco High School
Foreman Armanti WR 5'11" 175 Texas City High School
Foreman D'Onta LB 6'0" 200 Texas City High School
Foster DJ OG 6'3" 316 Lincoln Southeast High School
Frison Kenyon OT 6'6" 300 Granger High School
Gates Nick OG 6'4" 280 Bishop Gorman High School
Green Marcus CB 6'1" 175 Cedar Hill High School
Griffin Cameron OLB 6'3" 215 View Park High School
Griffin Marcus DT 6'3" 295 Bellevue High School
Hardeman Chris CB 5'8" 190 Alief Taylor
Henderson Zaycoven DT 6'1" 281 Longview High School
Hendrix Payton S 6'2" 190 Bishop Dunne
Kaaya Brad QB 6'4" 215 Chaminade College Prep
Leniu Chandler LB 6'0" 216 St. John Bosco High School
Lister Logan TE 6'4" 250 Katy High School
Lockett Jonathan CB 5'11" 168 Mater Dei High School
Meier Carson TE 6'6" 230 Union High School
Mike Andrew OT 6'7" 280 Sabino High School
Nacua Isaiah DE 6'3" 250 Timpview High School
Nixon Shaun RB 5'10" 180 Lake Travis High School
Okereke Bobby LB 6'3" 220 Foothill High School
Orr Nick CB 5'10" 166 Desoto High School
Parker Steven S 6'2" 175 Jenks High School
Pelzel Joshua OG 6'7" 325 Rockdale High School
Pickett Adarius CB 6'0" 185 El Cerrito High School
Platt Chris WR 5'10" 157 Willis High School
Richard Demario RB 5'9" 197 Palmdale High School
Scott JK P/K 6'5" 185 Mullen High School
Todd Dallis WR 6'5" 210 La Mirada
Ware Marquis DE 6'2" 210 Salesian High School
Washington Deshawn DT 6'3" 275 Nederland High School
Whiley Tyler WR 6'0" 187 Chapparral High School
Wilkins Manny QB 6'2" 183 San Marin High School
Williams Terence RB 6'2" 220 Ennis High School

East Recruit to Watch: Adonis Jennings, WR

Adonis Jennings is the type of wide receiver who makes his quarterback look great on any given play.

Standing at 6'2" and 185 pounds, Jennings has appeared to narrow his choices down to Pittsburgh, Iowa and Arkansas after de-committing from Rutgers. Per ESPN.com's Jared Shanker, Jennings will make his decision during the bowl:

So Jennings is set to make the bowl interesting both on the field and off. But the real highlight comes on the field for fans who want to see the future of the position put on a show.

West Recruit to Watch: Brad Kaaya, QB

June 30, 2013; Beaverton, OR, USA; Brad Kaaya, of West Hills, California, goes through drills during the morning session of the Elite 11 at Nike World Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports
Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

Standing at 6'4" and 215 pounds, Brad Kaaya out of Chaminade College Prep is one of the most impressive players to participate in the bowl.

As one of the nation's top recruits, it should come as no surprise that Kaaya has already committed to be the next quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes. It should also come as no surprise that Kaaya has looked great in the practices leading up to the bowl game, per Greg Biggins of Fox Sports:

Kaaya threw for 1,875 yards and 12 touchdowns to two interceptions on a 67 completion percentage in 2012. Expect nothing but fireworks when he takes the field Sunday.


The prestige of this bowl is only beginning to write itself, with both the East and West claiming a victory in its first two games.

But one constant so far in a short span has been strong quarterback play by the winners. With that in mind, it is hard to bet against Kaaya and the West squad.

All players have plenty to prove in this contest, but it is the West that will come out on top while it showcases some of the college game's next big stars.

Final Score: West 20, East 17

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