Noles Prospects Shine in All-American Game

There were only a hand full of Army All-American prospects that were seriously considering the Noles. However, the ones that were really stood out this Saturday afternoon in the Alamo Dome, including wide receiver Fred Rouse, linebacker Derek Nicholson, and cornerback Korey Mangum. Also, Michael Ray Garvin made a mark by playing both offense and defense.


The talk around the east practices all week long was that Winston Salem (NC) Mt. Tabor linebacker Derek Nicholson was the third best player at his postion behind Brian Cushing and Rico McCoy. However, when the ball was kicked off, Nicholson was a mission to show the country that he is indeed the top dog and that's exactly what he did. In the first half alone the 6-foot-0 and 228 pound All-American recorded five tackles and two quarterback pressures by using his incredible instincts. Nicholson is playing his recruitment close to the vest but many insiders believe that he'll be joining his older brother (A.J.) in Tallahassee next fall. Next week, he will officially visit Miami and he'll thentrip to Florida State on (1/28). In his career, Nicholson recorded well over 500 tackles.

Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln wide receiver Fred Rouse is Scout.com's No. rated player in the country. The 6-foot-1 and 215 five-star prospect lived up to his hype by catching six passes for approximately 60 yards receiving. All week long Rouse has been very entertaining off and on the field. He is blessed with outstanding enthusiasm and leadership qualities. Rouse, who was very much liked by his East teammates, will most likely select among Florida State, Texas, and Miami. The buzz going around San Antonio is that the Garnet & Gold are the team to beat for his services. Rouse will visit Miami on (1/21) and Florida State on (1/28).

La Marque (TX) defensive back Korey Mangum was one of the most underrated players on the West team and he made a lot of noise all week long. The 5-foot-11 and 185 pound standout will choose among Florida State, Kansas and TCU. Mangum, who is the cousin and teammate of Florida State commitment Russell Ball, will officially visit the Seminoles on (1/28).

Upper Saddle (NJ) Don Bosco is the home of Florida State commitment Michael Ray Garvin. The 5-foot-9 and 180 pound four-star standout played both offense and defensive in the game. However, he projects as a cornerback in college. On Saturday afternoon Garvin recorded a tackle and pass broken up. In his senior year, he recorded 60 tackles and three interceptions. On offense, he rushed for over 1,600 yards and 34 touchdowns.

Other players in the game considering Florida State are quarterback Ryan Perrilloux (1/21) of Reserve (LA) East St. John, cornerback Brian Evans (1/28) of Jacksonville (Fla.) Ed White and safety Kenny Phillips (1/28) of Miami (Fla.) Carol City.

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