Army All-American Bowl 2016: Date, TV Schedule, Rosters and Top Recruits

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJanuary 8, 2016

U.S. Army All-American West's Derrius Guice (20) scores against the East with an 81-yard touchdown catch during the first half of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school football game, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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Although they aren't household names just yet, many of the top high school football players in the country will be on display at the 2016 Army All-American Bowl.  

The Under Armour All-America Game featured a good portion of the top competitors in the 2016 class, although the upcoming showcase isn't exactly a consolation battle. Saturday's game includes the best quarterbacks in the nation and many skill players who will be on highlight reels throughout the next few years at the collegiate level.

If you want to watch the future stars of your favorite team or just want to get a preview of the next few years of college football, this game is a good place to start. Here is a look at everything you need to know to keep you informed about the upcoming exhibition.

When: Saturday, Jan. 9

Time: 1 p.m. ET

Where: Alamodome, San Antonio

Watch: NBC

US Army All-American Bowl Rosters
East Roster
No.NamePos.High SchoolLocation
70Josh BallOLStafford High SchoolFredericksburg, Va.
51Josh BrownLBMallard Creek High SchoolCharlotte, N.C.
90Derrick BrownDLLanier High SchoolBuford, Ga.
91Brian BurnsDLAmerican Heritage SchoolPlantation, Fla.
17Tyler ByrdDBNaples High SchoolNaples, Fla.
2Marquez CallawayDBWarner Robins High SchoolWarner Robins, Ga.
21Cameron ChambersWRTimber Creek High SchoolSicklerville, N.J.
74Ben ClevelandOLStephens County High SchoolToccoa, Ga.
3Jamel CookDBMiami Central High SchoolMiami
35Jonathon CooperDLLincoln High SchoolGahanna, Ohio
45Carter CoughlinLBEden Prairie High SchoolEden Prairie, Minn.
29Connor CulpKDesert Vista High SchoolPhoenix
10Jacob EasonQBLake Stevens High SchoolLake Stevens, Wash.
80Bryan EdwardsWRConway High SchoolConway, S.C.
71Matt FarniokOLWashington High SchoolSioux Falls, S.D.
28Tavien FeasterRBSpartanburg High SchoolSpartanburg, S.C.
15Brendan FernsLBSaint Clairsville High SchoolSt. Clairsville, Ohio
12Feleipe FranksQBWakulla High SchoolCrawfordville, Fla.
1Jordan FullerDBNorthern Valley High SchoolOld Tappan, N.J.
4Mecole HardmanDBElbert County High SchoolElberton, Ga.
83Jake HausmannTEArchbishop Moeller High SchoolCincinnati
52Antwuan JacksonDLCedar Grove High SchoolEllenwood, Ga.
24Tony Jones Jr.RBIMG AcademyBradenton, Fla.
76Michael JordanOLPlymouth High SchoolCanton, Mich.
77Javon KinlawDLGoose Creek High SchoolGoose Creek, S.C.
75Tommy KraemerOLElder High SchoolCincinnati
19Jaleel LaguinsLBOconee County High SchoolWatkinsville, Ga.
7Dexter LawrenceDLWake Forest High SchoolWake Forest, N.C.
86Marshall LongPSouth Rowan High SchoolChina Grove, N.C.
11Austin MackWRBishop Luers High SchoolFort Wayne, Ind.
22Demario McCallRBNorth Ridgeville High SchoolNorth Ridgeville, Ohio
60Connor McGovernOLLake-Lehman High SchoolLehman, Pa.
14DeKaylin MetcalfWROxford High SchoolOxford, Miss.
27JJ MolsonKSelwyn House SchoolWestmont, Quebec
23Trayvon MullenDBCoconut Creek High SchoolCoconut Creek, Fla.
18Isaac NautaTEIMG AcademyBradenton, Fla.
16Jawon PassQBCarver High SchoolColumbus, Ga.
25Shaquille QuartermanLBOakleaf High SchoolOrange Park, Fla.
26Brandon RandleLBBattle Creek High SchoolBattle Creek, Mich.
82Ahmmon RichardsWRWellington High SchoolWest Palm Beach, Fla.
5Demetris RobertsonWRSavannah Christian Prep SchoolSavannah, Ga.
81Janarius RobinsonDLBay High SchoolPanama City, Fla.
99Julian RochesterDLMcEachern High SchoolPowder Springs, Ga.
42John ShannonLSLoyola AcademyWilmette, Ill.
94Jeffery SimmonsDLNoxubee High SchoolMacon, Miss.
54John SimpsonOLFort Dorchester High SchoolNorth Charleston, S.C.
9Binjimen VictorWRCoconut Creek High SchoolCoconut Creek, Fla.
8Nigel WarriorDBPeachtree Ridge High SchoolSuwanee, Ga.
72Clark YarbroughOLWoodberry Forest SchoolWoodberry Forest, Va.
6Malek YoungDBCoconut Creek High SchoolCoconut Creek, Fla.
West Roster
No.NamePos.High SchoolLocation
16Devin AsiasiTEDe La Salle High SchoolConcord, Calif.
90Ross BlacklockDLElkins High SchoolMissouri City, Texas
34Breland BrandtDLWindward SchoolLos Angeles
26Drue ChrismanPLaSalle High SchoolCincinnati
9Donnie CorleyWRMartin Luther King High SchoolDetroit
5K.J. CostelloQBSanta Margarita Catholic High SchoolRancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
6Dylan CrawfordWRSanta Margarita Catholic High SchoolRancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
52Kash DanielLBPaintsville High SchoolPaintsville, Ky.
99Raekwon DavisDLMeridian High SchoolMeridian, Miss.
82Johnny Den BleykerLSMoreau Catholic High SchoolHayward, Calif.
2Tren’Davian DicksonWRNavasota High SchoolNavasota, Texas
10Camilo EiflerLBBishop O’Dowd High SchoolOakland, Calif.
95Jordan ElliottDLWestside High SchoolHouston
81Simi FehokoWRBrighton High SchoolCottonwood Heights, Utah
14Erick FowlerLBManor High SchoolManor, Texas
24Daelin HayesLBSkyline High SchoolAnn Arbor, Mich.
21Lavert HillDBMartin Luther King High SchoolDetroit
50Drake JacksonOLWoodford County High SchoolVersailles, Ky.
42Mark Jackson Jr.DLByron P. Steele II High SchoolCibolo, Texas
3Jack JonesDBLong Beach Poly High SchoolLong Beach, Calif.
11Mique JuarezLBNorth High SchoolTorrance, Calif.
19Caleb KellyLBClovis West High SchoolFresno, Calif.
22Xavier KellyDLWichita East High SchoolWichita, Kan.
12Josh KingDLHinsdale South High SchoolDarien, Ill.
17David LongDBLoyola High SchoolLos Angeles
20Chase LucasDBChandler High SchoolChandler, Ariz.
15Justin MadubuikeDLMcKinney North High SchoolMcKinney, Texas
27Vavae MalepeaiRBMililani High SchoolMililani, Hawaii
73Frank Martin IIOLMater Dei High SchoolSanta Ana, Calif.
88Javon McKinleyWRCentennial High SchoolCorona, Calif.
54Tramonda MooreOLJohn Marshall High SchoolOklahoma City
1Byron MurphyDBSaguaro High SchoolScottsdale, Ariz.
23Charles OliverDBFairfield High SchoolFairfield, Texas
36Sewo OloniluaDBKingwood High SchoolKingwood, Texas
53Michael OnwenuOLCass Technical High SchoolDetroit
7Shea PattersonQBIMG AcademyBradenton, Fla.
18Brandon PetersQBAvon High SchoolAvon, Ind.
89Michael PittmanWROaks Christian SchoolWestlake, Calif.
30Kyle PorterRBKaty High SchoolKaty, Texas
93Garrett RandDLHamilton High SchoolChandler, Ariz.
72John RaridonOLValley High SchoolWest Des Moines, Iowa
25Curtis RobinsonLBMater Dei High SchoolSanta Ana, Calif.
4Trevon SidneyWRBishop Amat High SchoolLa Puente, Calif.
29Skyler SouthamKWasatch High SchoolHeber City, Utah
33Melquise StovallRBParaclete High SchoolLancaster, Calif.
28Chanse SylvieDBCalvary Baptist AcademyShreveport, La.
75Cole Van LanenOLBay Port High SchoolGreen Bay, Wis.
8Demetric VanceDBCass Technical High SchoolDetroit
83Tyler VaughnsWRBishop Amat High SchoolLa Puente, Calif.
76Luke WattenbergOLJserra Catholic High SchoolSan Juan Capistrano, Calif.
67Landon YoungOLLafayette High SchoolLexington, Ky.
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Top Players to Watch

Jacob Eason, QB, Georgia

Credit: 247Sports

One of the biggest stories during the week is the battle to be the top quarterback in the 2016 class. K.J. Costello has an argument, although most seem to consider this a two-man race between Jacob Eason and Shea Patterson.

Eason noted this week that the competition to be No. 1 is on his mind, although he is more concerned with the future, per Adam Gorney of Rivals.com:

I would be lying if it wasn’t something I strived for. I wouldn’t be devastated if I wasn’t and it wouldn’t destroy my life, but any competitive person wants to be No. 1.

We don’t really talk about rankings or who’s No. 1, it’s more about college and success. It would be really cool for Georgia to play Ole Miss for the SEC championship and to go head-to-head in that respect.

Per Gorney, Eason is committed to play for Georgia, while Patterson is headed to Ole Miss, meaning there could be some exciting SEC battles in the future if these players live up to expectations.

While both players have high potential, Eason represents a better physical presence at this stage in their careers. At about 6'6", he is a few inches taller than Patterson (6'2") and turns that into superior arm strength on both deep and mid-range throws. In any case, it will be interesting to see which player performs the best on the big stage in this All-Star event.

Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson

Credit: 247Sports

No matter what happens to Clemson in the national championship game, the Tigers will be back for more next year with a lot of returning talent. To make things even scarier for opposing teams, they are adding top talent like Dexter Lawrence to an already-elite defense.

You can only show so much in practice, but Lawrence has certainly been a standout in the week leading up to the All-American Bowl. Josh Helmholdt of Rivals.com noted Lawrence and Derrick Brown have been dominant on the defensive side of the ball:

Keith Niebuhr of 247Sports hears even higher praise from coaches in attendance:

Lawrence is a physically imposing specimen at 6'4", 327 pounds, but he also has the agility to get past opposing linemen and into the backfield with regularity. His strength will ensure he gets on the field early at Clemson, and it won't be long before he is an All-Conference performer or even better.

Considering how advanced he is compared to other high school players, you will likely hear his name called quite a bit in the exhibition game.

Isaac Nauta, TE, Undecided

Credit: 247Sports

It's rare to see a tight end highlighted as a top player, especially at the high school or college level, but Isaac Nauta is not an ordinary tight end. The 6'4" athlete has a chance to be a game-changer over the next few years no matter where he ends up.

Not only is Nauta an explosive athlete, but he also has soft hands that will make him a serious threat over the middle. This play down the seam will definitely beat most defenses, per Barton Simmons of 247Sports:

The tight end will announce his college decision during the Army All-American Bowl, and he is down to Michigan, Georgia and Alabama, per Sam Webb of Scout.com. As one of the top uncommitted players in the class, this moment will be just as exciting as the game itself.

Although he will disappoint plenty of fans in this moment, his play on the field will be must-see action during this showcase.

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