All-Americans Can't Find Groove

ORLANDO, Fla. --- Outside of maybe Julio Jones or Daquan Bowers, players on both teams found it difficult to get into the flow of the Under Armour All-American game as Team Click-Clack defeated Team Undeniable, 17-14, Saturday afternoon.

"The game was just a little weird," Team Undeniable's Christian Wilson said. "It's just too fast of a game with a running clock and you have to get in a lot of players. It's hard to get into the groove when you get in there for five plays and then sit a whole series and get tight again."

Midway through the fourth quarter, Charles Whitlock gave Team Undeniable a 14-10 lead by returning his interception 38 yards to the end zone. Quarterback Kyle Parker responded on the very next drive with the game winning score – a seven-yard touchdown pass to Jamie Harper after a 65-yard drive.

North Carolina's lone verbal commit in the game, Braden Hanson, played only one drive for Team Undeniable, which was merely three plays long. All three plays, though, were passes with Hanson completing one for 12 yards.

"I can walk out of here with my head held high," Hanson said. "It's not something that I can really control. I think some of the coaches lacked some confidence in me and that's their fault, not mine."

Hanson, a 6-foot-6, 190-pounder from Charlotte (N.C.) Latin, didn't see the field until the 7:16-mark of the third quarter.

"The first pass to start out I completed it [and] I felt fine," Hanson said. "But with the running clock and when they don't put me in as much, it's tough to get into the flow of the game."

The drive ended when a Hanson pass was tipped up into the air and landed in the hands of roommate Spencer Adams for an interception.

"If anybody [were to intercept me], I'd want it to be him," Hanson said. "He's a good guy. Earlier in the week, I told him I'd give him an interception if he gave me a touchdown. But I didn't get my touchdown."

Dwayne Allen, a Georgia pledge that has scheduled a UNC official visit, left the game at half time for precautionary reasons.

"Will Hill at full speed hit me," Allen said. "He caught me off guard. I didn't see him. I jumped up for a ball and he's a heck of a safety. When I landed, I landed on the ground funny on my shoulder."

Before exiting, Allen, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound tight end from Fayetteville (N.C.) Sanford, caught one pass for 22 yards for Team Click-Clack.

"It was a lot of fun," Allen said. "The tight end was a big part of the offense."

Another UNC target, Sean Spence, a 6-foot, 190-pound linebacker from Miami (Fla.) Northwestern, recorded two tackles (one solo). He started the game for Team Undeniable.

Jones, a wide out for Team Undeniable, led all receivers with six catches for 97 yards. Bowers, a Clemson pledge that played defensive end for Team Click-Clack, collected two solo tackles including one for a loss of eight yards, a pass breakup, and three quarterback hurries.


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