Nine players from Michigan have been nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl to be played Jan. 7 in San Antonio. Not all will be selected, but it’s still an impressive accomplishment.
Of the nine, this is who I think has the best chance of competing in this prestigious game: defensive lineman Danny O’Brien of Flint Powers, defensive back Terry Richardson of Detroit Cass Tech, defensive lineman Mario Ojemudia of Farmington Hills Harrison and linebacker James Ross of Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.
O’Brien and Richardson have been recruited by some of the top schools in the country. That’ll work in their favor and both are good students. Ojemudia and Ross have committed to Michigan.
The other candidates are offensive lineman Kelby Latta of Battle Creek Harper Creek, linebacker Royce Jenkins-Stone of Cass Tech, receivers Efe Scott-Emuakpor of East Lansing and Aaron Burbridge of Harrison, and running back Juwan Lewis of Muskegon. Of those, Jenkins-Stone looks to be a top candidate, but I wonder if he won’t be selected because Richardson is also from Cass.