Here is a look at the prospects announcing their college choices live during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday. Rivals.com National Recruiting Analyst Mike Farrell gives his thoughts on where each is headed.
U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL ANNOUNCEMENTS
WRTyler Boyd, Clairton (Pa.)
Overall Rank: No. 60
Schools: Pitt, West Virginia, Michigan State
Boyd has always had interest in schools such as West Virginia and Michigan State, but since his official visit to Pitt the Panthers have held the strong edge and that hasn't changed. Look for Pitt to make up for the loss of Robert Foster with a big win here.
OL Reeve Koehler, St. Louis (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Overall Rank: No. 162
Schools: Tennessee, Kansas, Arkansas, Cal
Koehler was a longtime lean to Tennessee, and many in fact felt he was a silent commitment. However, since the Vols' coaching change both Kansas and Arkansas have moved strongly into the picture and are serious contenders. At this point, I think the Vols have either moved on or have faded from interest, and this will come down to the Jayhawks or Razorbacks.
DE Joe Mathis, Upland (Calif.)
Overall Rank: No. 167
Schools: Alabama, USC, UCLA, Washington
Mathis is listing a couple of schools, USC and Alabama, that don't have room for him, so this is a Washington and UCLA battle by all accounts. With Tosh Lupoi working his magic for the Huskies, they have to be the pick here.
LB Mike Mitchell, Prestonwood (Plano, Texas)
Overall Rank: No. 30
Schools: Texas A&M, Oregon, Ohio State
Mitchell has been a strong Ohio State lean for the longest time and was close to committing to the Buckeyes back in the summer. Oregon is out because he hasn't visited, and Texas A&M is a hot team; but it's not enough to overcome Urban Meyer and company here.
Prediction: Ohio State
DE Al-Quadin Muhammad, Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
Overall Rank: No. 97
Schools: Alabama, Notre Dame, Miami
Muhammad was once considered a silent commitment to Notre Dame, but there have been some questions about whether the Irish could take him or not. After an official visit to Miami that went very well, you have to go with the Hurricanes here unless Notre Dame says they'll take him and hope his academics come through.
WR James Quick, Trinity (Louisville)
Overall Rank: No. 114
Schools: Louisville, Ohio State, Oregon
Quick is one of the hardest to predict. Many felt Louisville was the team to beat for a long time, but confidence at Ohio State has been high recently. He arrived in San Antonio and declared the Buckeyes his leader, but is he just playing? The hunch here is Charlie Strong wins out and gets another U.S. Army All American after landing two in last year's game.
WR Demarcus Robinson, Peach County (Fort Valley, Ga.)
Overall Rank: No. 48
Schools: Clemson, Florida
Robinson's recruitment has been one of the strangest in recent memory. He committed to Clemson over the summer, then flipped to Florida just before his official visit to Gainesville. Just a few days later he flipped back to Clemson, and then he arrived in San Antonio declaring he was open between the two and not committed to anyone. I think Florida gets the last flip here in a very topsy-turvy situation.
WR Tony Stevens, Evans (Orlando, Fla.)
Overall Rank: No. 164
Schools: Texas A&M, Florida State, Ohio State
Stevens was committed to Florida State at least once (and possibly more times depending on whom you ask), but now it appears Texas A&M and Johnny Football will get another weapon. All signs point to an Aggies win here.
Prediction: Texas A&M