5 Players to Watch in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl

5 Players to Watch in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl


5 Players to Watch in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl


1. Laremy Tunsil — OL
Columbia (Lake City, Fla.)
The game's top-ranked player who has yet to pick a college. Tunsil, the nation's top offensive lineman, recently listed his top 3 as Georgia, Alabama and Ole Miss. While the Crimson Tide were considered the front-runners for his services, the 6-foot-6, 295-pound tackle was recruited by Alabama assistant coach Jeremy Pruitt, who has since decided to leave Tuscaloosa for Florida State. Could that open the door for Georgia or Ole Miss to land Tunsil? We may know as early as Saturday afternoon.  

2. Max Browne — QB
Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.)
The top-ranked quarterback in the Class of 2013, Browne was named American Family Insurance ALL-USA Offensive Player of the Year after a season in which he passed for 4,526 yards and 49 touchdowns, leading Skyline to its second consecutive Class 4A state championship. The 6-foot-5, 218-pound signal-caller completed 73.5% of his passed on the season and finished his career with 12,953 passing yards. Browne is looking to replace Matt Barkley at USC next season, so Trojans fans will be especially interested to see if he establishes a connection with Steven Mitchell, a wide receiver from Bishop Alemany (Pasadena, Calif.) who is also committed to Southern Cal, and who is playing alongside Browne on the West squad on Saturday.

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3. Su'a Cravens — DB
Vista Murrieta (Calif.)
While Browne was the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Offensive Player of the Year, defensive honors also went to a future Trojan. Cravens had 97 tackles, eight sacks and three blocked punts, and returned three of his four interceptions for touchdowns this fall. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound safety was also a force on offense for Vista Murrieta and led the team to a 13-1 record.

4. Derrick Henry — RB
Yulee (Fla.)
Based on his size, you might mistake Henry for a linebacker or defensive end at first-glance. And there might be some cognitive dissonance when you see a young man that big — 6-3, 243 pounds — with 4.4 speed. But it'll be interesting to see whether that outrageous combination, which made Henry the most prolific prep running back in history this season, translates to success against other elite players on Saturday. Alabama sure hope so. Henry, who finished his high school career with 12,124 yards and 153 touchdowns, has pledged to the Tide.    

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5. Thomas Tyner — RB
Aloha (Ore.)
Henry may have received most of the record-breaking headlines this season, but Tyner put in some serious work on the opposite end of the country this fall. The Aloha back said Aloha to defenders all season long, setting state singe-game and single-season rushing marks. But no performance was more impressive than his 643-yard, 10 TD outburst in September. Tyner, who was named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA First Team, has gone back and forth and back again in his commitment to Oregon, and we'll see if the journey doesn't make one more twist before National Signing Day next month now that Ducks coach Chip Kelly looks to be headed to Cleveland.


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