Introduction to Sunday’s Under Armor All-America Game Announcement
The Under Armor All-America Game returns on Sunday after a year-long hiatus due to the covid pandemic and it will be more than just a game for a trio of prospects.
The early signing period has moved the scene away from the litany of prospects who used to announce their college picks in the game, but the light will shine for a trio of players ready to announce the game, which begins at 2 p.m. and aired on ESPN.
Five Star Linebacker Harold perkins of Cypress (Texas) Cy Park, Four Star Edge Omari Abor de Duncanville, TX High and four-star running back Jovantae barnes of Las Vegas Desert Pines should each announce their choices.
Meanwhile, security Jacoby Mathews de Ponchatoula (La.) High, who has toyed with the idea of ââannouncing his college choice in the game, said instead he would wait until Feb. 2 to make his choice.
Here is an overview of each of the prospects to announce:
LB HAROLD PERKINS
Perkins is the # 1 linebacker and # 5 player in the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. LSU’s single engagement has the Tigers, Texas A&M and Texas at the top of the list, but he said he plans official visits to Florida, Miami and USC in January.
The 6’2-1 / 2, 210-pound Perkins has already made official visits to Texas and Texas A&M. He sets the dates for the other three visits and said he always wanted to visit Florida, but scheduling conflicts continued to prevent that from happening.
With Perkins not signing until February, he could have waited to make his decision, but he said the announcement of the Under Armor game was long on his to-do list.
“First and foremost it’s a dream for me (to announce at the game) because I’ve been watching this game since I was little,” he said. “I always thought I would do it here anyway, which is why I’m going to do it at the game.”
247Sports Crystal Ball promotes Texas A&M.
EDGE OMARI ABOR
Like Perkins, Sunday’s announcement won’t be the end of recruiting for Abor.
Prospects # 4 and # 38 have Ohio State, Texas A&M, and Texas at the top of the list, but LSU and Alabama are also heavily involved.
Abor is yet to sign and told 247Sports: “I will still be visiting after signing up on Sunday.”
He made official visits to Ohio State, LSU and Alabama in June. The change in coaching staff at LSU will allow Abor to make another official visit if he wishes. Developing dates for possible trips to Texas and Texas A&M remains on his agenda.
He told 247Sports during the week his best relationship with the Ohio State defensive line coach. Larry johnson and Texas A&M Defensive Ends Coach Terry Award.
247Sports Crystal Ball promotes the State of Ohio.
RB JOVANAE BARNES
The recruitment of Barnes is much more regulated than that of Abor and Perkins. The No. 10 running back has three finals in Florida State, Oklahoma and USC.
His official visits included these three schools as well as Utah and Alabama. The 6-foot, 190-pound Barnes has already made up its mind and is waiting to unveil it.
One of the cool things with Barnes has been the coaching changes at Oklahoma and USC. When Lincoln riley left the Sooners to take the job at USC, that put the Trojans deep into the equation. However, the Sooners’ new coach Brent Venables running back coach retained Demarco Murray, who is from Las Vegas and played in Oklahoma.
âIt was a really tough decision, but I feel good about what I’m doing now,â Barnes said. âThere was a time when I was really confused as to where I was going. I needed more time to think things over and my recent official visits have definitely given me plenty to think about. “
247Sports Crystal Ball promotes Oklahoma.