The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the nation’s premier high school All-American game, featuring the best 90 players in a classic East vs. West match-up every January in San Antonio’s Alamodome. The tradition and history of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game is unmatched. It has featured some of the best high school players in the nation who have gone on to be Heisman Trophy winners and it has produced over 200 NFL players.
Two Kentucky players have been selected to play this year; Quarterback Drew Barker (Kentucky commit) and defensive tackle Matt Elam (Kentucky Recruit).
Now, here’s where things get interesting. We all know the impact that the Kentucky coaches have had on recruiting this year but they have also been getting a lot of help from some of their current commits and none greater than Drew Barker. It has been rumored that he and Matt Elam have been “talking up” Kentucky to several of the All-American athletes that the Kentucky coaching staff have been high on.
So first, let me talk about Matt Elam. Matt is a massive DT coming in at 6’6” and 375lbs. who has cut his list down to Kentucky and Alabama. I have long thought that Kentucky would get Matt to commit and to me, him talking up Kentucky is just more evidence that he is staying home to play for the Cats. Why would he be trying to get players to come to Kentucky if he himself were going to Alabama?
Check out Matt and Drew’s highlights