South Dade (Miami) standout Frank Ladson is one of the most feared wide receivers in the country because of his superior speed.
Ladson runs between a 4.3-second and 4.4-second 40-yard dash, which will be on full display early next year at the All-American Bowl.
“I can’t wait for the game,” Ladson said.
His excitement was even more heightened on Wednesday when the All-American Bowl Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance stopped by his school and presented him with his game jersey.
The All-American Bowl, formerly the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, is scheduled for Jan. 5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and will be televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. EST.
“It’s an honor to be able to play in this game,” said Ladson, a Clemson commit. “This was a big goal for me so I’m happy.”
Ladson and Buccaneers will take on Southridge High School (Miami) in the playoffs on Friday . Southridge pulled out a 15-13 squeaker against South Dade on Oct. 26.
“We’re ready for this game,” Ladson said. “I feel like we learned a lot from that loss and now we’re ready to go and there and get it done. It should be a good game.”
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