The U.S. Army All-American Bowl released the first three athletes selected for its 2010 game Tuesday, welcoming wide Receiver Shakim Phillips from DePaul Catholic (Wayne, N.J.), defensive lineman Ronald Powell from Rancho Verde High (Moreno Valley, Calif.) and tailback Lache Seastrunk from Temple High in central Texas.
Phillips, a rangy threat down the field, recently verbally committed to Boston College. Meanwhile, Powell, who is also be considered by colleges as a tight end, counts USC and Florida among his offer list, and Seastrunk is still open to the BIg 12 and SEC schools pursuing him.
Powell's announcement came with the most impressive delivery process. The elite Golden Knights parachute team dropped in on the top prospect from a plane above. Thousands of Rancho Verde students were in the stadium for a pre-arranged pep rally.
The game will be played January 9, 2010 at the Alamodome in San Antonio.