Thursday, January 07, 2010

USA Names 2010 Junior National Team Roster for All-Star Game

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

USA Football officials have announced 34 of 45 players, who have made the Team USA Junior National Team roster for the January 30th Team USA vs. The World high school football all-star game in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 28 of the 34 athletes have already committed to college football programs in eight conferences around the nation.

The American stars will play a the "World Team" that is made-up of 45 players aged 19-and-under from eight countries on four continents.

Team USA will be coached Christopher Columbus (FL) High School head coach Chris Merritt, who owns a 79-22 record at the Miami School.

"These young men were hand-selected to represent our country as elite athletes and exceptional ambassadors," said Merritt. "They have garnered dozens of individual honors at their respective high schools, but those won't help us on Jan. 30. We will prepare diligently for a very talented World team. I look forward to putting our preparation into action at Lockhart Stadium at the end of this month."

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Here's the Team USA Roster...

Player-High School-Pos.-Ht.-Wt.-Hometown-Verbal Commitment

Jake Alexander Jenks (OK), C, 6-2, 270, Tulsa, Okla., Tulsa
Demetre Baker, Orange Park (FL), LB, 6-0, 200, Orange Park, Fla., Georgia
Anthony Creecy, Southern Durham (N.C.), WR, 6-0, 196, Durham, N.C., North Carolina State
Corey Cooper, Proviso East (IL), S, 6-2, 203, Maywood, Ill., Illinois
Giovanni Di Poalo, St. Bonaventure (CA), T, 6-4, 250, Ventura, Calif., USC
Steele Divitto, Don Bosco Prep (NJ), LB, 6-2, 214, Ridgefield, Conn., Boston College
Andrew Donnal, Anthony Wayne (Whitehouse, OH), T, 6-7, 285, Monclova, Ohio, Iowa
Quinton Dunbar, Miami Booker T. Washington (FL), WR, 6-3, 170, Miami, Fla., Florida
Dan Foose, Paramus (N.J.) Catholic, G, 6-6, 310, Saddle Brook, N.J., Undecided
Sam Gagliano, Waxahachie (TX), WR, 5-8, 165, Waxahachie, Texas,Undecided
Jakhari Gore, Miami Columbus (FL), RB, 5-10,170, Miami, Fla., LSU
Ethan Grant, North Broward (FL) Prep, RB, 5-10, 175, Coconut Creek, Fla., TCU
Tony Grimes, Hollywood Hills (FL), CB, 5-11, 165, Hollywood Hills, Fla., Undecided
Michael Hartvigson, Bothell (Wash.), TE, 6-6, 240, Bothell, Wash.,Washington
Tommy Heffernan, Miami Columbus (FL), LB, 6-2, 217, Miami, Fla., Undecided
Mike Hull, Canon-McMillan (PA), LB, 6-1, 215, Canonsburg, Pa., Penn State
Kody Innes, Saguaro (AZ), T, 6-5, 280, Scottsdale, Ariz., UCLA
Bryant Jackson, Sulphur Springs (TX), S, 6-3, 175, Sulphur Springs,Texas, Texas
Jordan Johnson, Carol City (FL), DT, 5-10, 245, Miami Gardens, Fla., Undecided
Corey Lemonier, Hialeah (Fla.), DE, 6-5, 223, Miami, Fla., Undecided
Keiwone Malone, Mitchell (TN), WR, 6-1, 165, Memphis, Tenn., Alabama
Tyrann Mathieu, New Orleans St. Augustine (LA), CB, 5-10, 175, New Orleans, La., LSU
Zack McCray, Brookville (VA), DE, 6-5, 236,Forest, Va., Virginia Tech
Mike Moudy, Douglas County (CO), T, 6-7, 291, Castle Rock, CO, Nebraska
Mark Myers, Cleveland St. Ignatius (OH), QB, 6-4, 220, Cleveland, Ohio, Pitt
Colin Porter, Bothell (WA), G, 6-4, 313, Bothell, Wash., Washington
Josh Reese, Miami Central (FL), WR, 6-0, 175, Miami, Fla., UCF
Adam Shead, Cedar Hill (TX),G, 6-4, 315, Cedar Hill, Texas, Oklahoma
Calvin Smith, Hialeah (FL), DT, 6-4, 265, Miami Lakes, Fla., Tennessee
Tyler Smith, Wilson Area (PA), QB, 6-4, 190, Easton, Pa., Maryland
A.J. Tarpley, Plymouth (MN) Wayzata, LB, 6-2, 225, Plymouth, Minn., Stanford; Jim Harbaugh
Titus Till, Wise (MD), S, 6-3, 205, Upper Marlboro, Md., Maryland
Dontae Williams, Aldine (TX), RB, 5-11, 200, Houston, Texas, Oregon
Travis Williams, Lake Taylor (VA), LB, 6-2, 189, Norfolk, Va., Miami (Fla.)

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