U.S. Army All-American Bowl
San Antonio, Texas
12 noon CST on NBC
January 9, 2010
Auburn has a couple of committed players participating in this week’s U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio, Texas. Shon Colemand and Trovon Reed will be playing on opposing teams as some of America’s best high school football players gather in Texas to show their stuff.
Coleman, playing for the East, is an offensive tackle out of Olive Branch High School, Miss. A tall offensive lineman (6’7″) with quick feet, Coleman comes from a tradionally rich football program and the same school that produced current AU safety Daren Bates.
Of Coleman, the selection committee said, “He has exceptional footwork. He competes hard on every play. He is a very smart player who really understands blocking angles.”
Reed, playing for the West, is an explosive wide receiver out of Thibodaux High School, La. The top-rated player in Louisiana, Reed scored 21 touchdowns as a junior and recently participated in the Hawaii/Polynesia-Mainland Bowl.
About Reed, the selection commitee said, ”While Reed possesses terrific creativity with the ball in his hands, he has route-running ability and his hands have improved tremendously to make him a very complete and explosive receiver.”
Other players of interest in the game include running backs Marcus Lattimore (playing for the East) and Lache Seastrunk (playing for the West). Both backs are considered blue-chip prospects, and they’ve both shown interest in Auburn throughout the year.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a premier showcase for high school football talent, and this year marks its 10th anniversary. Past participants have included Vince Young, Chris Leak, Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Adrian Peterson, Ted Ginn Jr., Percy Harvin and Tim Tebow.
Last year, current Auburn quarterback Tyrik Rollison played in the game.
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