Tight end Landon Rice was the first member of Auburn’s recruiting class for 2016 when he committed nearly two years ago and has been a frequent campus visitor.
But before he dons the Auburn jersey, Rice will play in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2 in Orlando.
Rice received his honorary jersey Monday when the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance came to Calhoun High in Georgia.
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“I decided to play in the Under Armour All-America Game because it is a huge honor and you get to play with the best talent in the nation,” he said. ” You can’t beat that. Just the experience in itself is a huge honor.”
The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Rice is ranked as the No. 262-ranked prospect in the ESPN300.
Rice’s Dream Champion was his father, Joey, the offensive line coach at Calhoun. Landon credited his father with helping him to get better. He is expected to an immediate contributor to the Tigers.
He is the second player from Calhoun to make the Under Armour game, joining wide receiver Da’Rick Rodgers, who played in 2010.