West Is Best In All-American Bowl, 35-3

The West cruised to a victory over the East in today's U.S. Army All-American Bowl, 35-3. DeSean Jackson of Long Beach (Calif.) Poly was named MVP after over 140 yards receiving and a touchdown pass.

The three future Ohio State Buckeyes (Alex Boone, Jamario O'Neal, Maurice Wells) did not make much noise today in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but neither did anyone else on their team as the East got drilled by the West, 35-3.

The West controlled the game and was led offensively by player of the game DeSean Jackson, a wide receiver who took home the award after over 140 yards receiving and a touchdown pass on a trick play. Each of the West quarterbacks (Mark Sanchez, Ryan Perriloux, Jim Barnes) threw a touchdown pass.

The East got out to an early 3-0 lead as an early West fumble led to a field goal, but the West did not give up much else the rest of the way. The West took the lead 7-3 on a Barnes to Todd Walker 16-yard TD pass after DeSean Jackson caught a long pass from Barnes and was ruled down just before scoring as he dove for the end zone in celebration and fell short. A 15-yard penalty after the play pushed the West back, but they scored shortly after.

After a successfully converted fake punt, the West made it 14-3 when USC-bound Mark Sanchez hit wide receiver David Gettis for a touchdown pass. Gettis committed to Baylor during the game.

It became 21-3 after Perriloux hit wide receiver Slick Shelly for a touchdown pass in the second quarter. After a fumbled snap by the East, the West went up 28-3 as Nebraska-bound running back Marlon Lucky ran in from 18 yards out.

The final score came on a trick play later in the game as DeSean Jackson received the ball on a double-reverse and fired a pass downfield to quarterback Ryan Perriloux, who took it in for the final touchdown.

Alex Boone started the game and saw plenty of time at tackle for the East. Jamario O'Neal saw time on defense and special teams and forced a fumble early in the game. Maurice Wells saw few carries for the struggling East offense.

Over 20 commitments were made in the game. A list of notable commitments:

Tennessee's haul moved the Volunteers up to No. 1 in the Scout.com rankings, while Iowa's impressive day moved the Hawkeyes into the top ten.

Stay tuned for more coverage from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and more recruiting coverage from Bucknuts.com throughout the weekend.


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