UVa DE Target Named Army All-American Selection

Current Virginia Cavalier target DE Jared Odrick earns a spot for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

LEBANON, Pa. -- Recognized as one of the top football players in the nation, Jared Odrick of Lebanon, Pa., has been named a 2006 U.S. Army All-American. Odrick will join a stand-out list of athletes playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The classic East vs. West match-up will be played and televised live on NBC January 7th at 12:00 p.m. (CST) and will feature the top 80 prep football student-athletes in the country.

Jared Odrick is a 4 Star Prospect and the #4 ranked Defensive End prospect by Scout.com, although his future will likely be at another position, and his updated ranking will reflect that change in the very near future. 

Odrick is a member of the National Hot 100 as well as the East Hot 100. He is currently the #6 ranked prospect in the state of Pennsylvania.

"Jared plays tight end and defensive end in high school, with his size and frame offensive tackle would appear to be the best fit for him in college. However, he has uncanny athleticism for a big man, which is a reason why he may also end up on the defensive line at the next level. He possesses exceptional feet and is a very gifted basketball player," according to Bob Lichtenfels of Scout.com.

"It is a great pleasure to have this fine young man selected to represent his school and community as a U.S. Army All-American," said Colonel Thomas Nickerson, Director of Strategic Outreach for the U.S. Army Accessions Command. "He has proven himself to be a superior athlete who, like our Soldiers, takes pride in making a difference and turning in outstanding performances. 

"Our slogan, 'An Army of One,' recognizes the strength of the individual in achieving team goals. Jared demonstrates how football, like the Army, makes you a stronger person not just for today, but into the future. A national audience will see this when he takes the field in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl," said Col. Nickerson.

Odrick is a standout defensive lineman at Lebanon High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and one of 78 selected to participate by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.

Scout.com is the official online selection partner for the US Army All-American Bowl.

Odrick has set five official visits already, and he will visit Florida, Georgia, Penn State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

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