The 2017 Under Armour All-America Game is on the horizon, so here is a list of the uncommitted recruits playing in the exhibition.
On New Year’s Day, some of the nation’s top football recruits will compete in their final high school game as part of the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game. And while the majority of the prospects participating are currently pledged to a wide range of 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 Under Armour game.
Uncommitted 5-Star Recruits
DeAngelo Gibbs, No. 2 ATH, No. 13 Overall
Georgia has been the heavy favorite in Gibbs’ recruitment, but Alabama isn’t going away quietly. Auburn is right there, too, but expect the Bulldogs to win out.
Darnay Holmes, No. 1 CB, No. 9 Overall
Michigan and Nebraska have both made huge pushes, but it appears this one is coming down to Ohio State and the home-state UCLA Bruins with the Buckeyes holding the edge at this point.
Marvin Wilson, No. 1 DT, No. 11 Overall
Marvin Wilson recently revealed his top five schools, and things are getting ready to heat up. Florida State, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma and South Florida are the only ones remaining in his recruitment. But it appears as though the Buckeyes, Seminoles and Tigers are going to battle it out.
Uncommitted 4-Star Recruits
Ellis Brooks, No. 13 ILB, Unranked Overall
Notre Dame will make a last-second play when it hosts Brooks for an official visit on Jan. 27. That will come two weeks after Brooks visits Eugene. However, Maryland is in a great position to land him and keep the Richmond, Virginia prospect closer to home.
Markaviest Bryant, No. 14 DE, No. 166 Overall
This is a classic SEC battle here. Georgia is heavily involved in Bryant’s recruitment, but the same can be said for Alabama, Auburn and LSU. Gus Malzahn’s Tigers will host him on Jan. 20, a week after Bryant makes a visit to Athens.
Chevin Calloway, No. 14 CB, No. 137 Overall
The former Iowa commit has three schools leading: Arkansas, Ole Miss and Texas. Expect the Longhorns to turn up the heat in his recruitment.
K’Lavon Chaisson, No. 5 DE, No. 51 Overall
Florida State, LSU and USC have all put in time and resources, but Tom Herman’s existence in Austin has the Longhorns surging. Be on the lookout for his official visits to LSU (Jan. 13), Texas (Jan. 20), Colorado (Jan. 23) and USC (Jan. 27).
A.J. Davis, No. 20 RB, No. 256 Overall
Louisville is surging for his commitment. But Florida, North Carolina, Pitt and South Florida won’t go down easily.
Breon Dixon, No. 27 OLB, Unranked Overall
Both Louisville and Ole Miss have made strides in Dixon’s recruitment. Keep an eye on the Cardinals and Rebels, as a decision is looming.
Josh Falo, No. 8 TE, No. 248 Overall
Official visits in January to Oregon and USC will surely make this interesting, but keep an eye on Colorado’s involvement in his recruitment, too. This is a pure Pac-12 battle.
Todd Harris, No. 9 S, No. 113 Overall
LSU has long been considered the favorite, and the Tigers will likely hold off Alabama and Ole Miss for his commitment.
Ryan Johnson, No. 17 DE, No. 203 Overall
This is an Alabama-Auburn race. But with the Crimson Tide focusing its efforts elsewhere, expect the Tigers to hold on for his commitment. Stanford and Texas are also making late pushes.
Levi Jones, No. 14 OLB, No. 189 Overall
There are a few schools in the picture for Jones, but keep an eye on Florida and Florida State, as both are going to fight until the end for Jones. Texas and Texas A&M should hang around, too.
Phidarian Mathis, No. 8 DT, No. 95 Overall
This is another classic Alabama-LSU recruiting battle, and it appears that Ed Orgeron’s Tigers will come out on top for Mathis.
Anthony McFarland, No. 6 RB, No. 69 Overall
His final schools are Alabama, Maryland and Miami. The Terps are in a great spot to land him, but the Crimson Tide could turn up the heat if Najee Harris flips to Michigan.
Xavier McKinney, No. 17 S, No. 180 Overall
This is clearly the Clemson Tigers’ race to lose.
Isaiah Pola-Mao, No. 12 S, No. 126 Overall
Washington is in the driver’s seat. But Arizona State will continue to pursue Pola-Mao until he officially becomes a Husky.
Nathan Proctor, No. 11 OLB, No. 161 Overall
Justin Fuente’s Hokies appear to be the favorite here, but Penn State and Maryland will continue to pursue Proctor. The Nittany Lions will get an official visit in January, along with UCLA and Ole Miss.
LaBryan Ray, No. 9 DE, No. 86 Overall
Alabama has been in the driver’s seat for a long time in Ray’s recruitment. If the Crimson Tide can make room for him in the class, he’ll head to Tuscaloosa.
James Robinson, No. 17 WR, No. 118 Overall
His relationship with Florida defensive backs coach Torrian Gray has the Gators out on top, but Oklahoma won’t go down without a fight. However, expect Robinson to don orange and blue.
Jeff Thomas, No. 7 WR, No. 50 Overall
It appears as though Lovie Smith is going to find a way to keep Thomas close to home at Illinois, but Missouri will make it interesting.
Uncommitted 3-Star Recruits
Tony Gray, No. 37 OT, Unranked Overall
This is all Georgia, all the way barring any unforeseen changes in Gray’s recruitment.
Aaron Sterling, No. 36 DE, Unranked Overall
Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee are all hanging around for the former Alabama commit.
Uncommitted Unranked Recruits
Joe Doyle, Unranked Punter
Expect Doyle to end up at Air Force.
Grant Glennon, Unranked Long Snapper
It appears as though he’s headed to UCF.
Aaron Mevis, Unranked Kicker
He took an unofficial visit to Notre Dame in September, but keep an eye on the Hoosiers in his recruitment.
Note: Scout rankings, ratings and photos used in this article.