SAN ANTONIO -- Toward the end of Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl, six players selected to play in the 2014 Army Bowl were highlighted.
Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage running back Sony Michel was one of those early selections honored, and he was already preparing for his chance to play in the Alamodome.
"40,000 fans… this is crazy," Michel said. "Next year I am going to just come out here and play and let God be the judge. Hopefully I can come out here and perform at my best."
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The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Michel has been playing varsity football since the eighth grade, rushing for 1,800 yards that first year. His recruitment started about the same time and now he has more offers than he can count.
"As of right now, my options are open," Michel said. "I am probably going to have a top five in the summer."
In the near future, Michel has plans to attend junior days at Miami and Florida. The pair of in-state schools have been rumored as teams to beat since early in his recruitment, but Michel is taking a strong look at programs outside the Sunshine State as well.
"Right now the out-of-state schools I'm looking at are Georgia, Notre Dame, LSU and Alabama," Michel said. "Some of the factors will be the people I will be around, the type of offense they run and the coaches I am going to be with."
Two of those schools -- Alabama and Notre Dame -- will be playing for the national championship on Monday, and Michel plans to tune in.
"I am just looking for a great game, that's really it," Michel said.
Michel saw several great performances from running backs in Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and is a top contender to be a standout in next year's game. He is one of 10 prospects who have already earned five stars in the class of 2014.
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