'13 Army Selection: Jalen Ramsey

Brentwood Academy (Tenn.) High corner Jalen Ramsey earns elite status on 2013 U.S. Army All-American Team...

(Wharton, N.J.) Nov. 13, 2012 – Jalen Ramsey of Brentwood Academy, Brentwood, Tenn., has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation's top 90 high school football players.

The 6-foot-0, 190-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Ramsey is currently rated as the No. 5 cornerback in the country by FOX Sports NEXT, making him a four-star prospect.

Ramsey is considering offers from schools like Washington, Alabama, USC, Mississippi State and Florida.

Scout Eval - Ramsey's one of the top corners in the country for many different reasons. He has great size that you cannot coach and he changes direction well, he has very good ball skills, he can close on the ball quickly, and he is still getting better. He is still developing physically and that will help him against big receivers and as a tackler in the open field. He can do all the things you want a top corner to do on the high school level. - Chad Simmons

"Jalen is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Brentwood Academy," said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Jalen possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection."

Ramsey was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.

For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nation's premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars. Percy Harvin, Jamaal Charles, Patrick Peterson, and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. In the 2012 NFL Draft Andrew Luck became the first U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumnus to be selected with the first overall pick. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of 39,011 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.

Sergeant First Class David Callagy, Jalen Ramsey, and Captain James Thompson

Originally published by Greg Powers

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