Rexroad Nominated to Army All-American Game

The star offensive lineman from South Carolina has choices for his college career, and says he wants to learn more about Maryland.

Jason Rexroad, one of the prizes of the 2011 recruiting class at the offensive line, continues to pile up honors at Myrtle Beach High (SC). After being named all area 843 (which covers the Eastern part of the state) and being put in discussion for various pre-season award teams, the lineman has now been nominated to play in the 2011 Army All-American Bowl. The bowl's website ( explains the process:

“Following the evaluation period, the selection committee officially nominates the Nation's top 400 seniors to be considered for selection to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. From the nominees, players are selected and invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl throughout the spring and summer.”

Rexroad is humbled by the nomination, and is very excited for this opportunity.

“I feel honored, that's a big game,” he said. “I went there this past January and saw Ronald Powell and Seantrel Henderson and guys like that, it's an honor to be in the same category as them. People like Tim Tebow and Adrian Peterson played there, which is nuts, because they've achieved the dream now.”

The lineman is a prospect who is still flying under the radar of sorts. He's currently holding only one offer, from Florida International, and is rated as only a two-star prospect by However, scouts around the country are taking notice of the 6'4”, 270 pound guard. Rexroad thinks that his nomination to the Army All-American Bowl will help raise his profile.

“Yeah, I think so,” he said. “I have a lot of stuff coming up that's doing that, but I think that game is going to shoot it up, and I think it's going to get crazy in the next month or so.”

This weekend, Rexroad will be at an offensive line camp at the school that is currently on top of his list, Tennessee. The lineman acknowledged that Tennessee is currently the favorite, but said the race is “wide open right now, my choice will be whatever my gut feeling is.”

“I've been to a couple of [Tennessee] games,” he said. “I love everything about it, the stadium are great, the weight rooms are great, I just liked everything about it. The only thing holding me back right now is meeting the coaches, I've only met the three that came to my practices.”

The junior is still in touch with the Maryland coaching staff, who has showed interest in him. The Terps have struggled on the offensive line over the past four years, and are looking for more consistency in the trenches.

“They send me e-mails about three or four times a week,” Rexroad said. “I should give them a call, and see how everything's going up there. I've been so busy, I'm just starting to get back in touch with coaches and stuff.”

Maryland's head coach, Ralph Friedgen, has been listed as being on the “hot seat” by various news organizations. Rexroad said he's not concerned about possible coaching changes upcoming for the Terps.

“It's really not about the coach,” he said. “If you're going for the head coach, you're going for the wrong reason. It's about the school and the academics, for me, and just everything about the area.”

One of Rexroad's friends in South Carolina, Blythewood running back Brandon Wilds, visited College Park in April, and came away impressed with the school.

“I heard the area was great,” Rexroad said. “[Wilds] went up there two or three weeks ago and he really liked it. He said the area was really beautiful and that the stadium's really up to date too.”

Rexroad brings a combination of technical ability, intelligence, and pure strength to the table. At the Under Armour combine a month ago, he broke the record for the powerball toss, and performed extremely well in the one-on-one drills. Whichever program gets the opportunity to sign him will have a staple on their line for years to come.

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