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Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl 2016: Score, Recruit Commitments and Reaction

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistJanuary 4, 2016

West defensive end Isaiah Chambers, left, gets his hand on the ball, as East running back Amir Rasul (34) runs for a first down during the first half of the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl East West high school football game in Carson, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
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The best 100 players high school football has to offer descended upon Carson, California, for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Sunday night as the East defeated the West, 28-13.

Here is a list of the players who participated in the game and the schools they plan to attend, courtesy of SemperFidelisFootball.com:

2016 East Players
PlayerPositionHigh SchoolStateCollege
Chris AgyemangLBProctor AcademyNH
Darion AndersonATHHouston County High SchoolGAGeorgia
Cameron BrownOLBBullis SchoolMDPenn State
Logan ByrdQB-PPVeterans High SchoolGAUNC
Tavares (TJ) ChaseWRPlant CityFLClemson
Camaron CheesemanLSGahanna Lincoln High SchoolOH
Danny DaltonTE-YMarshfield High SchoolMAPenn State
Messiah deWeaverQBWayne High SchoolOHMichigan State
Joel DublankoOLBIMG AcademyFLPenn State
Eddy FishOTLawrence AcademyMA
Will FriesOGCranford High SchoolNJPenn State
Bricen GarnerSCentral Catholic High SchoolPAPitt
Harrison GeeOCWalter M. Williams High SchoolNCNC State
Joe GoffDTEpiscopal High SchoolVANavy
Isaiah GrahamWRBastrop High SchoolLATCU
Brad HawkinsWRCamden High SchoolNJMichigan
Khaleke HudsonSMcKeesport High SchoolPA
Josh ImatorbhebheWRNorth Gwinnett High SchoolGAUSC
Dallas JeantyOLBFt. Lauderdale High SchoolFLWisconsin
Ron JohnsonDECamden High SchoolNJMichigan
Kobe JonesDTStarkville High SchoolMS
Jamir JonesILBAquinas InstituteNYNotre Dame
Khalid KareemDEHarrison Community High SchoolMINotre Dame
Austin KendallQB-PPCuthbertson High SchoolNCOklahoma
Robert KraelingOTPrince Avenue Christian SchoolGADuke
Jacob LongCBHamilton Township High SchoolOHWest Virginia
Sean MahoneCBLakota West High SchoolOH
Michael MaiettiCDon Bosco PrepNJ
Jay Jay McCargoOTBishop O'Connell High SchoolVAUNC
Zechariah McPhearsonCBRiverdale Baptist High SchoolMDPenn State
C.J. Morgan-WalkerCBParkway High SchoolLAMississippi St.
Chidi OkonyaDERiverdale High SchoolGA
Diondre OvertonWRPage High SchoolNCClemson
Martell PettawayRBMartin Luther King High SchoolMIWest Virginia
Jamal PettigrewTE-YSaint Augustine High SchoolLALSU
Chase PineDE/OLBLafayette High SchoolVAPitt
Sean PollardOGPinecrest High SchoolGAClemson
Andrew PrytsSHickory High SchoolPAPenn State
Koby QuansahOLBKingswood-Oxford High SchoolCTDuke
Sean RaganOGSt. John's High SchoolMABoston College
Amir RasulRBCoral Gables High SchoolFLFlorida State
Chris RileySNaples High SchoolFLHoly Cross
Caleb RoddyDEDenham Springs High SchoolLALSU
Taylor SheetsKFort Mill High SchoolSC
Kobe SmithDTArcher High SchoolGAKentucky
Liam SmithOTRed Bank Catholic High SchoolNJDuke
Korben SparksWRChantilly High SchoolVA
Drew WilsonOGBamberg-Ehrhardt High SchoolSCGeorgia Southern
Tru WilsonCBDe La Salle High SchoolMI
2016 West Players
NamePositionHigh SchoolStateCollege
Michael AlvesOGSaint Augustine High SchoolCA
Toleafoa AuwaeOCKapolei SchoolHIUCLA
Logan BathkeOTOrange Lutheran High SchoolCAOregon
Amani BledsoeDELawrence High SchoolKS
Ryan BoehmLBGreat Oak High SchoolCA
Tyler BrownOGLexington High SchoolOKOklahoma State
Jared BubakTE-HLincoln Christian High SchoolNEArizona State
Kyeler BurkeWRHamilton High SchoolAZ
Noah BurksOLBCarmel High SchoolINWisconsin
J.C. ChalkTE-HArgyle High SchoolTXClemson
Isaiah ChambersDEMacArthur High SchoolTXTCU
Parrish CobbCBLa Vega High SchoolTXOklahoma
JoJo DomannOLBPine Creek High SchoolCONebraska
J.T. EpprightLSKlein Collins High SchoolTX
Demetric FeltonRB/SLGreat Oak High SchoolCAUCLA
Andrew FitzgeraldDEMarcus High SchoolTXTexas
Sean FosterOTCarmel Catholic High SchoolIL
Henry HattisOTSue Cleveland High SchoolNMStanford
Jake HeinrichOGUrbandale High SchoolIAArkansas
Theo HowardWRWestlake High SchoolCAUCLA
Kenan IvySLancaster High SchoolTXBaylor
Tyler JohnsonATHNorth High SchoolMNMinnesota
Johnny MaeaOLEast High SchoolUTUtah
Josh ManchigiahCBPapillion La Vista South High SchoolNESouth Dakota State
Jared MaydenCBSachse High SchoolTXOregon
Tucker McCannKO'Fallon High SchoolILMissouri
Jerrion NelsonDE/DTBattle High SchoolMO
Osa OdighizuwaDTDavid Douglas High SchoolORUCLA
Denzel OkaforOTLewisville High SchoolTXTexas
Darian OwensWRClovis West High SchoolCAUCLA
Keenan PiliOLBTimpview High SchoolUTBYU
C.J. PollardSJunipero Serra High SchoolCAUSC
Isaiah SimmonsSOlathe North High SchoolKS
Zach SmithQBGrandview High SchoolTXBaylor
Marcel SouthallDTDuncanville High SchoolTX
JD SpielmanWR/RBEden Prarie High SchoolMNNebraska
Dillon Sterling-ColeQBWestfield High SchoolTXArizona State
Jovan SwannDTCenter Grove High SchoolIN
A.J. TaylorATHRockhurst High SchoolMOWisconsin
Jon-Michael TerryDEVictory Christian SchoolOKOklahoma
Shurod ThompsonSLiberty High SchoolCAOregon State
Troy WarnerDB/WRMission Hills High SchoolCABYU
Austin WarnerOLOswego High SchoolILNorthern Illinois
Amir WattsDEWendell Phillips AcademyIL
Terry WilsonQB-DTDel City High SchoolOKOregon
Bryce YoungquistOLBLos Osos High SchoolCAOklahoma

There was even a commitment during the game. In the second quarter, 4-star wide receiver Diondre Overton announced that he will play for the Clemson Tigers in the fall. Scout.com shared his announcement:

247Sports Recruiting @247recruiting

Scout300 4-Star WR Diondre Overton(@RainMan_4) commits to #Clemson https://t.co/iWmqTC8edY... https://t.co/hlKm8TLnt6

Running back Amir Rasul scored three touchdowns Sunday, accounting for 18 of the East's 28 points. A Florida State commit, Rasul was all the East would need Sunday, as Scout.com's Wayne McGahee III pointed out:

Wayne McGahee III @WayneMcGaheeIII

#FSU RB commit Amir Rasul is currently outscoring the West team 18-13.

While Rasul racked up the points, Penn State commit Zech McPhearson provided the biggest play of the game, a 97-yard return on a missed field goal that set up one of Rasul's scores. 

Scout.com shared the replay:

247Sports Recruiting @247recruiting

Penn State commit Zech McPhearson returns the missed field goal 97-yards to the goal line. @FightOnState https://t.co/E55sxKYnek

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But the MVP of the game payed on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive lineman Khalid Kareem recorded two tackles, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown. 

Scout.com showed the Notre Dame commit's touchdown:

247Sports Recruiting @247recruiting

#NotreDame commit Khalid Kareem (@khalid_kareem93) picks up the loose ball and walks it in for a TD! https://t.co/V8Hw24EaNl

The West had its fair share of talent on display during Sunday's game, led by Ole Miss commit D'Vaughn Pennamon. The back did most of the West's damage on offense and displayed a versatile skill set, as the Times-Picayune's Jerit Roser observed:

Jerit Roser @JeritRoser

D'Vaughn Pennamon, the #OleMiss RB commit, showing some really nice feet & shiftiness... Not gonna be fun for #SEC defenses to try to tackle

Sunday night provided a great opportunity for fans to see the next wave of college talent hit the national stage, and the players didn't disappoint. With so much talent set to be distributed to a multitude of programs across the country, the NCAA football landscape will only improve in the future.

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