The 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl is on the horizon, so here is a list of the uncommitted recruits playing in the exhibition.
On Saturday, some of the nation’s top football recruits will compete in their final high school game as part of the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
And while many of the prospects playing are currently committed to their respective Power Five schools, there are a few blue-chip recruits who have yet to announce their decisions.
So, with that being said, let’s take a look at the uncommitted recruits playing in the Army game.
Uncommitted 5-Star Recruits
Darnay Holmes, No. 1 CB, No. 9 Overall
UCLA has done all it can do to try and keep Darnay Holmes close to home, but he’s had a lot of contact with the Ohio State commits, and it appears as though Holmes will end up being a Buckeye as well.
Devon Hunter, No. 1 S, No. 5 Overall
The home-state Virginia Tech Hokies still appear to be the frontrunner for his commitment, but Devon Hunter has a great relationship with Florida defensive backs coach Torrian Gray. Keep an eye on the Gators in his recruitment.
Austin Jackson, No. 6 OT, No. 30 Overall
This is USC’s race to lose. Arizona State is trying to lure him away from the Trojans and keep him close to home, but the odds are against that happening. Oregon and Washington are also vying for his pledge.
Joseph Lewis, No. 1 WR, No. 15 Overall
This, like with Jackson, is pointing toward Clay Helton’s Trojans. Nebraska is trying to pull Joseph Lewis to Lincoln, but that’s highly unlikely. Oklahoma and Oregon are also in the mix.
Jeffrey Okudah, No. 1 ATH, No. 12 Overall
You can virtually lock this one down. All signs point toward Jeffrey Okudah joining Ohio State.
Foster Sarell, No. 1 OT, No. 2 Overall
The Graham, Washington native is seemingly favoring his home-state Huskies. But Washington is trying to stave off Stanford, which is looking to pair Sarell with 5-star offensive tackle Walker Little. Still, Chris Petersen’s team is the favorite.
Tedarrell Slaton, No. 2 OG, No. 34 Overall
He recently named the Gators his leader, and it appears Florida will follow through on getting him to commit when it’s all said and done. It’s not guaranteed he’ll play on offense, though. Slaton has expressed interest in playing defensive tackle, which would fill a need for Jim McElwain’s team.
DeVonta Smith, No. 2 WR, No. 24 Overall
The Tide will continue to roll. Alabama already nabbed one 5-star Louisiana native in outside linebacker Dylan Moses, and Nick Saban’s team is now looking to land another top Louisiana prospect in DeVonta Smith.
Aubrey Solomon, No. 2 DT, No. 20 Overall
The Gators are also in the mix for Aubrey Solomon, but they have a lot of ground to make up. The former Michigan commit appears to be leaning toward Alabama, but Georgia is also competing for his commitment.
Uncommitted 4-Star Recruits
Eno Benjamin, No. 10 RB, No. 106 Overall
The former Iowa commit wanted a Texas offer, and he got one. Arizona State is pushing to lure Benjamin away, and Baylor was a late addition to his top schools. However, it appears as though the Longhorns will keep him close to home.
Bubba Bolden, No. 2 S, No. 38 Overall
He was committed to USC once before, and it appears as though he’s going to re-join the Trojans. Arizona State and Ohio State both made pushes for his commitment, but he’s going to end up with USC.
Jamire Calvin, No. 33 WR, No. 231 Overall
He recently picked up a Texas offer, but it may be too late for the Longhorns. Nebraska is the perceived favorite here. The Cornhuskers will likely beat out Notre Dame for Calvin.
Chuck Filiaga, No. 15 OT, No. 125 Overall
With 4-star offensive tackle Kai-Leon Herbert on flip watch, expect Chuck Filiaga to take his place in Michigan’s 2017 recruiting class.
Willie Gay, No. 6 OLB, No. 89 Overall
There are four teams left in Willie Gay’s recruitment: LSU, Michigan, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. The Starkville native felt at home when he visited Ann Arbor, but keep an eye on the Tigers. They desperately need to add a linebacker in this class.
K.J. Jarrell, No. 31 S, Unranked Overall
This is all Arizona State all the way.
Greg Johnson, No. 8 ATH, No. 98 Overall
This is another Nebraska-USC battle. Notre Dame is also fighting for Greg Johnson.
Oliver Martin, No. 30 WR, No. 216 Overall
Both Iowa and Notre Dame are leading the pack for Oliver Martin’s commitment, and both Michigan State and Oregon are trying to catch up.
Jarez Parks, No. 4 DE, No. 48 Overall
Alabama, Florida, Florida State and North Carolina are all jostling for Parks. And this may come down to whether or not the Crimson Tide will take him. If not, expect the Gators and Seminoles to battle it out.
Henry Ruggs, No. 23 WR, No. 173 Overall
Here is another situation in which Alabama dictates how the recruitment goes. The Crimson Tide already have wide receivers Tyrell Shavers and Jerry Jeudy committed, and are close to reeling in DeVonta Smith. That would leave the Gators in a great position to add Ruggs.
Jay Tufele, No. 3 DT, No. 37 Overall
Michigan, Ohio State and Utah are the last teams standing in Jay Tufele’s recruitment. But if he doesn’t choose his home-state Utes, expect him to pick the Buckeyes over the Wolverines.
Uncommitted 3-Star Recruits
Odua Isibor, No. 55 DE, Unranked Overall
Arizona State, Oregon, Texas A&M and UCLA are all vying for Isibor; expect the Bruins to win out.
Uncommitted Unranked Recruits
Tucker Day, Unranked Kicker
Colorado State, Illinois and Rutgers are all in on Day. Mississippi State and San Diego State are also making moves.
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