By USA TODAY High School Sports | September 21, 2016 5:19 pm
Thomas Graham and Jaylon Redd have gotten to share the same defensive backfield at Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High. And they will get the opportunity to be Under Armour All-Americans together.
The two four-star cornerbacks were presented with their honorary jerseys for the Under Armour game during a ceremony at the school Wednesday. The Under Armour All-America Game is Jan. 1 in Orlando and will be televised by ESPN.
“Having one is an honor, having two is unreal for us,” coach Nick Bsiz said at the ceremony. “Both those kids deserve it. They are great kids and great players.”
Graham is ranked as the No. 44 player in the Class of 2017 by ESPN and the No. 6 cornerback. He has gone on visits to Nebraska and Notre Dame and has an upcoming visit to Oregon.
“This makes it more special,” Graham said. “There’s not too many schools that are not private schools and are public schools that get to have two kids go to the Under Armour All-America Game. … We get to show out.”
Redd is ranked as the No. 13 player at the position. He plans to announced his commitment Monday with a video.
He had of 14 reported offers and already has visited Nebraska.
“It’s just a great opportunity,” he said of making the game. “Now we get to have fun.”