Of the 400 high school football nominees for the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, 13 are from Alabama.
Among the nominations are the state’s top 11 players according to 247Sports Composite rankings. The lone quarterback on the list is Stanford commit Jack West (Saraland). Asa Martin (Austin) and Harold Joiner (Mountain Brook) are the other nominees in the backfield at the running back position, though Joiner is listed on the roster as an athlete.
Rounding out the offensive side of the ball are receivers Seth Williams (Paul Bryant), Nathaniel Watson (Maplesville), and offensive lineman Tank Jenkins (Park Crossing).
The defensive side is led by Jalyn Armour-Davis (St. Paul’s), who tweeted out Thursday that he would be pushing back his commitment date after originally scheduling to announce on Friday. Joining him from the secondary is Myles Mason (Pleasant Grove). Coynis Mills (Jackson-Olin) and Alfred Thomas (Sidney Lanier) are top 11 nominees on the defensive line.
The two selections not in the top 11 of the state rankings are defensive lineman Timaje Porter (Theodore, No. 23) and the lone linebacker, Jacquez Jones (Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, No. 25).
Notable absences are quarterbacks Swift Lyle (St. Paul’s) and Missouri commit James Foster (Sidney Lanier), ranked at No. 12 and 13 in the state, as well as defensive end Andres Fox (Mobile Christian, No. 14) Auburn commit offensive tackle Kameron Stutts (Brooks, No. 15), receiver Shedrick Jackson (Hoover, No. 16), and 6’6″, 345 lb. defensive tackle Jalen Cunningham (St. Clair County, No. 18).
The game will take place on January 6th at noon in the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas and will be broadcast on NBC.
Photo Credit: The Opening/Tom Hauck
Edited to reflect Jalyn Armour-Davis’ decision to push back commitment date.