Under Armour All-America Game preview
The Under Amour All-America Game features four Notre Dame commitments (Shaun Crawford, Te'Von Coney, Brandon Wimbush and Justin Yoon) and four targets (Sotonye Jamabo, Ronald Jones, Iman Marshall, and Equanimeous St. Brown). Run down of events Sunday, Dec. 28: Players arrive in Orlando, Fla. Monday, Dec. 29: Practice 10 - 1 Tues. Dec. 30: Practice 10 - 1 Wed., Dec. 31: Practice 10 - 1; Skills Challenge airs on ESPNU from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 1: Practice 10 - 12 Fri., Jan. 2: Under Armour All-America Game 4 p.m., Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay (Full schedule found here.) Examining the targets Five-star running back Sotonye Jamabo (Plano, Texas, West) - Notre Dame had hoped to have Jamabo locked up much earlier in the recruiting cycle, but an official visit to UCLA this fall gave Jamabo reason to hit pause on his recruitment. The Bruins have slowly but surely gained ground on the Irish, and now Mora's crew looks largely like the team to beat for his services. Four-star running back Ronald Jones (McKinney, Texas, North) - The former Oklahoma State commitment decommitted from the Cowboys shortly after his official visit to Notre Dame for banquet weekend on Dec. 12. Jones is set to announce his commitment live during the game, and finalists are Notre Dame and USC. When the time comes to make the call, this camp believes the Trojans will get the nod. Five-star cornerback Iman Marshall (Long Beach, Calif., Poly) - Marshall is projected to land at USC, though he's still considering Florida State, Michigan and Notre Dame. Four-star wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown (Anaheim, Calif., Servite) - Notre Dame was set to host Baltimore (Md.) Calvert Hall wide out Lawrence Cager on an official visit for banquet weekend, but Cager was told Notre Dame had filled the position, and he didn't make the trip. It's very possible St. Brown has already given his word in the form of a silent verbal to the Irish staff. Though no official announcement has been scheduled for Under Amour week, St. Brown could very well make it public while in Florida.
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