SAN ANTONIO – Ten of the nation's top-rated juniors were announced Saturday as the first selections to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, taking place next January in San Antonio, Texas, and televised live on NBC. All ten are rated among Rivals.com's top juniors to watch.
The announcements were made during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, with six of the players making their announcements live on NBC. These six players attended the U.S. Army National Combine for the nation's best underclassman. The 2010 U.S. Army All-American selection process continues throughout the spring and summer, with the selection of 400 nominees and the final 90 roster spots announced in the fall.
The following players are the first selections to the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl:
Markeith Ambles (Henry County High), McDonough, GA*
Dillon Baxter (Mission Bay High) San Diego, CA
Robert Crisp (Chapel Hill High), Chapel Hill, NC*
Michael Dyer (Little Rock Christian High) Little Rock, AR*
Jake Heaps (Skyline High) Sammamish, WA*
Malcolm Jones (Oaks Christian High) Westlake, CA
Marcus Lattimore (Byrnes High) Duncan, SC
Christian Lombard (Fremd High) Palatine, IL*
Chris Martin (Bishop O'Dowd High) Oakland, CA
Lache Seastrunk (Temple High) Temple, TX*
*Present at the game and appeared live on NBC.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the nation's premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars. Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Adrian Peterson and Tim Tebow all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. Last year the U.S. Army All-American Bowl set its own attendance record, as 36,534 fans attended the game at the Alamodome along with being the most watched sporting event on television over the weekend, besides the NFL Playoffs.
For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events visit www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com & www.goarmy.com. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is owned by SportsLink, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company. Other national sponsors of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl are Russell Athletics, San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, Choice Hotels, Maxwell Football Club, BeRecruited.com, Rivals.com Schutt Sports, Deloitte, Gatorade, EAS, Athletic Republic, NCSA, and Football University.