North Ridgeville High School senior football standout and Ohio State verbal commit Demario McCall was oficially invited to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl during an assembly at the school on Thursday afternoon.
The prestigious annual postseason all-star contest features 90 of the nation’s best high school senior football players in an East vs. West format every January at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and is broadcast live to a national TV audience on NBC-affiliated stations.
Throughout his prep gridiron career, McCall has proven to be a difference-maker for the Rangers in all phases of the game.
“Demario has great vision and an understanding of the game to go along with his amazing athletic abilities,” North Ridgeville head coach Luke Durbin told WKYC during the preseason. “He is always the fastest player on the field and he does not have to slow down to make cuts. His elusiveness is unbelievable.”
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound dynamic player missed the first two games of the season due to injury, but has showed his big-play ability since his return. In the Rangers’ 23-13 win at Olmsted Falls last week, McCall scored a 66-yard rushing touchdown and, on another play, scampered 57 yards for a score.
The 2016 All-American Bowl is set to be played on January 9 at 1 p.m. and can be seen live on WKYC-TV Channel 3.
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