Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl 2016: Top Recruits, Rosters for All-Star Game

Daniel Kramer@dkramer_Featured ColumnistJanuary 2, 2016

Members of the West All Americans pose with the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl high school football game winners' trophy at Chase Field, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in Phoenix. West defeated East 17-14.  (AP Photo/Matt York)
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As the recruiting dead period continues into the new year, and with the bowl season nearly in the books, it’s the time of year for high school all-stars to shine on the big stage before heading off to college.

What separates the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl from the rest of the many comparable all-star games is that its selection process of the 90 participants leans just as much on character as it does on field performance.

Sponsored by the United States Marine Corps, the event "provides an opportunity for high school athletes to showcase their football skills, while the Marine Corps demonstrates how its traditions of honor, courage and commitment seamlessly translate on the football field,” per the Marines' official site.

Here is a look at this year’s roster for Sunday’s event at the StubHub Center in suburban Los Angeles and a glance at a few top recruits:

2016 East Roster
Chris AgyemangLB---
Darion AndersonATHGeorgia
Cameron BrownOLBPenn State
Logan ByrdQB-PPNorth Carolina
TJ ChaseWRClemson
Camaron CheesemanLS---
Danny DaltonTEPenn State
Messiah deWeaverQBMichigan State
Joel DublankoOLBPenn State
Eddy FishOT---
Will FriesOGPenn State
Bricen GarnerSPittsburgh
Harrison GeeCN.C. State
Joe GoffDTNavy
Isaiah GrahamWRTCU
Brad HawkinsWRMichigan
Khaleke HudsonS---
Josh ImatorbhebheWRUSC
Dallas JeantyOLBWisconsin
Ron JohnsonDEMichigan
Kobe JonesDT---
Jamir JonesILBNotre Dame
Khalid KareemDENotre Dame
Austin KendallQBOklahoma
Robert KraelingOTDuke
Jacob LongCBWest Virginia
Sean MahoneCB---
Michael MalettiC---
Jay Jay McCargoOTNorth Carolina
Zechariah McPhearsonCBPenn State
C.J. Morgan-WalkerCBMississippi State
Chidi OkonyaDE---
Diondre OvertonWR---
Martell PettawayRBWest Virginia
Jamal PettigrewTELSU
Chase PineDE/OLBPittsburgh
Sean PollardOGClemson
Andrew PyrtsSPenn State
Koby QuansahOLBDuke
Sean RaganOGBoston College
Amir RasulRBFlorida State
Chris RileySHoly Cross
Caleb RoddyDELSU
Taylor SheetsK---
Kobe SmithDTKentucky
Liam SmithOTDuke
Korben SparksWR---
Drew WilsonOGGeorgia Southern
Tru WilsonCB---
2016 West Roster
Michael AlvesOG---
Toleafoa AuwaeCUCLA
Logan BathkeOTOregon
Amani BledsoeDE---
Ryan BoehmLB---
Tyler BrownOGOklahoma State
Jared BubakTEArizona State
Kyeler BurkeWR---
Noah BurksOLBWisconsin
J.C. ChalkTEClemson
Isaiah ChambersDETCU
Parrish CobbCBOklahoma
JoJo DomannOLBNebraska
J.T. EpprightLS---
Demetric FeltonRB/WRUCLA
Andrew FitzgeraldDETexas
Sean FosterOT---
Henry HattisOTStanford
Jake HeinrichOGArkansas
Theo HowardWRUCLA
Kenan IvySBaylor
Tyler JohnsonATHMinnesota
Johnny MaeaOLUtah
Josh ManchigiahCBSouth Dakota State
Jared MaydenCBOregon
Tucker McCannKMissouri
Jerrion NelsonDE/DT---
Osa OdighizuwaDTUCLA
Denzel OkaforOTTexas
Darian OwensWRUCLA
Keenan PiliOLBBYU
C.J. PollardSUSC
Isaiah SimmonsS---
Zach SmithQBBaylor
Marcel SouthallDT---
JD SpielmanWR/RBNebraska
Dillon Sterling-ColeQBArizona State
Jovan SwannDT---
A.J. TaylorATHWisconsin
Jon-Michael TerryDEOklahoma
Shurod ThompsonSOregon State
Troy WarnerDB/WRBYU
Austin WarnerOLNorthern Illinois
Amir WattsDE---
Terry WilsonQBOregon
Bryce YoungquistOLBOklahoma
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East: RB Amir Rasul (Florida State)

Florida State has long been known as "Running Back U" within the confines of the ACC, and it will add to its dense arsenal next season when Amir Rasul gets to campus. 

Right now, he said he is “80 percent committed” to the Seminoles, per Blair Angulo of Rivals, and he still plans to visit Alabama, Miami, North Carolina and USC before signing day. 

Rasul packs a punch at 5’10” and 200 pounds and is listed as the nation’s seventh-ranked running back, per 247Sports

He’s not afraid of contact and possesses the power to drive through the line of scrimmage and take on defenders. He’s smaller than the ideal-sized Power Five tailback, but he makes up for it with elusive agility and the knack for creating holes. 

He’s also a threat in the aerial game, and should he stay at FSU, would complement Dalvin Cook quite well.

West: DE Isaiah Chambers (TCU)

TCU is keeping one of Texas’ best in state, winning out for Isaiah Chambers’ services over at least 28 other schools, per 247Sports

MaxPreps shared a video of Chambers' highlight reel earlier this season:

He’s so fully sold on the Horned Frogs that he’s touting fellow prospects in the 2016 class to join him. 

Chambers has the ideal build—6’3” and 250 pounds—of an elite pass-rusher, per Scout:

Chambers is an impressive end prospect. He has a very nice combination of height and size and possesses the upper and lower body strength to squeeze and shed blockers who also have size. He moves well for his size with above-average short-area burst, which allows him to consistently put pressure on quarterbacks and deliver hits. It seems like he is hitting the quarterback or pressuring him more often than not. Can and will deliver big hits. 

He had a whopping 21 sacks during his junior season in 2014 and should immediately help TCU in the Big 12, where offense runs rampant. 

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