By Evan Hilbert | October 2, 2017 12:55 pm ET
Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.) outside linebacker Bo Calvert received his honorary U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey Monday at his school as part of the Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance.
“It was pretty crazy,” Calvert said. “It’s something I’ve been dreaming about since I was little. It was nice to see everyone that has touched my life be with me to share this moment.”
Calvert, a Southern Cal commit, is ranked by 247Sports as the nation’s 13th-best OLB in the country. His grandfather served in the Korean War, which added to the allure of playing in the game.
“It’s definitely deeply-rooted in my family to have pride in the armed forces,” Calvert said. “The Army All-American Bowl is something I’ve always looked forward to, to give back to that an honor those veterans.”
He’ll be among the nation’s top players competing at the U.S Army All-American Bowl, which kicks off Saturday, Jan. 6 in San Antonio at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.
“The great thing that comes from going to a bowl game like this, is to be able to challenge yourself for a week,” he said. “To be able to go out there and make a name for myself nationally is something I’m looking forward to. I’m just looking forward to competing against those guys.”