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Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl 2015: Top Recruits, Rosters for All-Star Game

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJanuary 2, 2015

PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Defensive end DeForest Buncker #7 (C) of the West Team warms up with teammates before the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl against the East Team at Chase Field on January 3, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl is one of several annual showcases for the top high school football recruits in the country. What sets it apart is the fact that the process for choosing players is not based only on their on-field ability.

It's an event supported by the United States Marine Corps. The official site states those picked to participate "bring something more to the game" aside from being great football players. Things such as community service are weaved into the schedule in the days leading up to the game.

The contest itself is set for Sunday at 9 p.m. ET from the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Let's check out the complete rosters for the East and West squads followed by a closer look at a couple of intriguing prospects worth keeping an eye on.

East Roster

2015 East Roster
PositionFirst NameLast Name
DTFletcherAdams
OTPatAllen
GGeorgeAsafo-Adjei
DEChristianBell
WRShadellBell
CBShunBrown
DEAustin Bryant
QBJoe Burrow
CBRashardCausey Jr.
DT Gage Cervenka
WRJalenChristian
LBNick Connor
S Carlton Davis
CBJamelDean
G Rob Dowdy
SArringtonFarrar
LBJordan Fox
DEDariusFullwood
DEJoe Gaziano
OTZach Giella
OTNoahGreen
G Marquel Harrell
TEJacksonHarris
SJordanHayes
RB/WRNyheimHines
G MikeHorton
DE Anfernee Jennings
K Daniel LaCamera
QBDwayne Lawson
ATHKirkMerritt
SAyronMonroe
OTGrantNewsome
WR TristanPayton
CBMookReynolds
DT Darian Roseboro
RB/WR Tra'veon Samuel
RB Larry (L.J.) Scott
LB Dominic Sheppard
QBKyle Shurmur
LBJohnathonSutton
RB Eric Swinney
DE/OLB Darrell Taylor
LBTyriqThompson
ATHTaj-AmirTorres
TECarl Tucker
OLBBoWallace
TETyrone (T.J.)Wheatley Jr.
CB Jordan Whitehead
GNickWilson
LSCaseyWinner
CMasonZimmerman
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West Roster

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2015 West Roster
PositionFirst NameLast Name
WRLavanAlston
LBDrewBerger
WRMilesBoykin
OTBlakeBrandel
S Frank Buncom IV
DTDraytonCarlberg
TEJordanDavis
DEMicahDrew-Treadway
DTBryce English
LBChristianFolau
GDonGreene
G Tevita Halalilo
RB Ja'Mycal Hasty
CB Holton Hill
CKyle Hoppe
WR John Humphrey Jr.
DTNoahJefferson
S/CB Jamile Johnson Jr.
QBSherironJones
CBAustinJoyner
QBJohn Kolar
OTConnorLanfear
CB Eric Lee
OTShane Lemieux
QBBrian Lewerke
RB/WRMalikLovette
GTimLynott
CB P.J. Mbanasor
S Prentice McKinney
DTMalikMcMorris
OTGabeMegginson
OTBarMilo
LB Richard Moore
TEC.J.O'Grady
DE Charles Omenihu
DT Marquise Overton
DECalebPeart
DE BenningPotoae
RBLonnyPowell
LSJayceePummill
WR C.J. Sanders
OT Grant Schmidt
WR Kemah Siverand
WRCarlosStrickland
LB Will Sunderland
LBKyahvaTezino
DT/GBrandonTiassum
LBCameron Townsend
KJoshuaWilliams
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Top Recruits to Watch

East: Carlton Davis (DB)

Davis is a prospect on the rise. He's been projected as both a safety and a cornerback, but his development at the latter is intriguing. At a time when teams at both the college and pro levels are looking for bigger, more physical corners, he fits the mold with a 6'2'' frame.

The Ohio State commit is only a 3-star prospect ranking just inside the top 450 nationally, according to 247Sports' composite rankings. He's made major strides in a relatively short period of time, however, meaning the Buckeyes are likely far higher on him than that rating would suggest.

They should be. The more he's gotten a chance to go up against fellow marquee recruits, the more he's proved himself to be on the same level. Erik McKinney of ESPN has been impressed with him during the workouts leading up to the game:

Erik McKinney @ErikTMcKinney

Finished with East team 1on1s at Semper Fi Day 2. Standouts were Nyheim Hines and Taj-Amir Torres for O. Carlton Davis and Shun Brown for D.

It will be interesting to see if Davis works exclusively at corner or takes some snaps from the safety spots as well. While corner definitely looks like his best bet for the long haul, versatility is always nice when trying to crack the lineup.

Either way, the outlook continues to get brighter for Davis.

West: Sheriron Jones (QB)

Jones is once again a highly coveted commodity after decommitting from Florida in December. The 4-star dual-threat quarterback possesses good size and is always a threat to make a big play with his legs when things break down in the pocket.

The biggest concern, and it's a common one, is whether he sports the pure passing talent to excel at the collegiate level. He needs to continue to mature in terms of reading defenses, standing tall in the pocket to deliver strikes in the face of pressure.

Renowned quarterback guru George Whitfield spoke with Andrew Spivey of Gator Country after working with the Rancho Verde High School star. He said there was definitely some work to do but that the raw ability jumped out right away.

"We've only been around him about four days, but he is getting better every day," Whitfield said. "No flinch, there's no flinch to him. He is talented. He's actually one of the most physically talented down here. He can do all things, he just needs and is going to get more time to develop, I'm sure."

These type of games aren't always easy for quarterbacks to play in. The position relies heavily on timing and chemistry, which is tough to develop in a short period. But Jones should be able to stand out anyway as interested programs look on.

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