Best Of Texas Takes Center Stage In U.S. Army All-American Bowl

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As the high school football season winds down, some of the best players in the country will have one more opportunity to showcase their talents on a national stage. On Saturday, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

The two teams are divided into East and West and the 11 players hailing from the Lone Star State will participate on the West squad on Saturday.

As the game gets set to kick off, here’s what to watch for in San Antonio on Saturday.

Editor’s note: The players marked with an * are either uncommitted or have not yet signed yet with the school they’ve committed to.

Players To Watch

LS Karsten Battles, San Antonio Johnson, Oregon

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The long snapper from the Alamo City won’t have to travel far for to showcase his talents. One of the top specialists in the country signed with Mario Cristobal and the Oregon Ducks during the early signing period in December.

OL Colten Blanton: Cy Ranch, Texas A&M

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The Texas A&M signee anchored a strong offensive line for the Mustangs, who went 8-3 in his senior season.

RB Brenden Brady: Cibolo Steele, Rice*

Brenden Brady, Cibolo Steele. Flo Landsteiner/TexasHSFootball

The running back from Cibolo Steele was a late addition to the U.S. Army All-American roster, but the Rice commit gets to stay home and showcase his talent to the rest of the country.

DB Anthony Cook: Houston Lamar, Texas

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One of the top defensive back prospects in the nation is heading to Austin. like his fellow signees in the Under Armour All-American game, he’ll get to showcase what the Longhorns will have in the secondary in 2018.

WR Brennan Eagles: Alief Taylor, Texas

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One of the top receivers in the Class of 2018 also signed early with the Texas Longhorns.

DB Jalen Green: Houston Heights, Texas

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Jalen Green is the third of three Houston-area Longhorn commits participating in this game. Despite an injury late in the season, Green is ready to get back on the field and further showcase the defensive backfield talent in the Lone Star State.

DB Caden Sterns: Cibolo Steele, Texas

Cibolo Steele receiver/safety Caden Sterns celebrates a touchdown during Friday’s game against New Braunfels. (Photo: Flo Landsteiner/

The Cibolo Steele standout will get to stay at home and prepare for the upcoming game. He was a standout for the Knights in 2017 and the Longhorn signee will look to make one more lasting impression before he starts his career at Texas.

OL Luke Matthews: Fort Bend Elkins, Texas A&M

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The Aggie legacy was a force on the offensive line for Fort Bend Elkins in 2017 and Matthews may make a push for early playing time in College Station next season.

DB Leon O’Neal: Cy-Springs (Uncommitted)*

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The one-time Texas A&M commit is still deciding on where he’ll be going. There’s still a chance that the safety could still end up in College Station, but he’s also looking at Oklahoma, Georgia and Clemson.

WR Jaylen Waddle: Bellaire Episcopal (Uncommitted)*

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The standout slot receiver from Bellaire Episcopal still hasn’t committed to a school just yet and it looks like it be coming down to Alabama and Texas A&M. No matter where he ends up, he will be an electric playmaker.

LB DaShaun White, Richland, Texas A&M* 

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The linebacker helped lead the Richland Rebels to their first state quarterfinal appearance this past season. White is currently committed to Texas A&M and he’ll be a fun player to watch Saturday afternoon.

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