Under Armour All-America Game: Stock up, stock down
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Under Armour All-America Game featured some standout performances on both sides of the ball. Team Pressure beat Team Savage 30-24 but the game seemed even closer than the score indicated. Take a look at who impressed during the game and who left us wanting more.
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There has been a lot written about how good Boutte has been this week and he carried that momentum into the game. The LSU signee had seven catches for 73 yards, the most on either team, and seemed like the most dangerous receiver on either team. Boutte created a lot of separation with his crisp route running, but his explosiveness, especially with the ball in his hands, was impressive.
Carter has been great all week and didn’t let up in the game. The Georgia commit was active throughout the game. He used a mix of brute strength and hand techniques to make it into the backfield on almost every play he was on the field. He finished the game with four tackles and one tackle for a loss.
Fraziars looked the part during practice but had trouble holding onto the ball. That didn’t happen during the game. The Florida commit hauled in six catches for 60 yards and one touchdown. Fraziars made catches on various routes but he really impressed with the way he was able to pick up yards after the catch.
Currently a four-star outside the Rivals250, Rice outperformed his ranking in the game. One of the three passes Rice caught was a really impressive contested catch with the defensive back all over him. The Colorado signee finished with 47 yards receiving.
He’s already No. 26 in the country but Simpson outperformed expectations. The Clemson commit had six tackles, one tackle for a loss, and one sack. What really stood out was quickly he closed on the ball carrier. Simpson was relentless in pursuit and helped keep the opposing team from getting chunk plays.
Ashford only completed one more pass than the people watching in the stands. That’s not what you want when you’re a quarterback. The Oregon signee was dangerous with his legs but that’s only going to take him so far in college.
King only completed three of his 12 pass attempts and he wasn’t as productive with his feet as Ashford. The Texas A&M commit had a decent week of practice but didn’t come close to having as successful a performance on Thursday night. King can put some zip on his passes and showed decent pocket awareness but he had a hard time completing passes.
Expectations were high for Van Pran coming into the game after having a very good week of practice. He was pretty inconsistent throughout the game and didn’t impose his will like we thought he would. On one series he had a false start and then on the next play he whiffed on a block and let his quarterback get hit.