December 29th, 2012 04:57pm

UF commits set for All-American games


On Sunday, dozens of the nation’s top recruits will embark on the final football experience of their high school careers.

Practices begin Monday for the Army All-American Bowl and the Under Armour All-American Game.

Jacksonville First Coast linebacker Daniel McMillian, an early enrollee, is one of four Army All-Americans from Florida’s 2013 class.

“It’s going to be an honor to play in front of the soldiers and represent the U.S. Army,” McMillian said. “I’m ready to go compete, play hard and just have fun.”

Joining McMillian on the East team will be receiver Ahmad Fulwood (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny), defensive end Jordan Sherit (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough) and safety Nick Washington (Jacksonville, Fla./Trinity Christian). Fulwood (shoulder) and Sherit (ACL) are out with injuries.

The UF targets to watch are Immokalee cornerback Mackensie Alexander, USC defensive end commit Jason Hatcher (Louisville, Ky./Trinity), USC cornerback commit Jalen Ramsey (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy) and receiver Demarcus Robinson (Fort Valley, Ga./Peach Country). All four are on the East team as well.

The Army All-American Bowl takes place on Jan. 5 in San Antonio, Texas, at 1 p.m. ET. The game is televised by NBC. For the complete roster, click HERE.

For the second-straight year, the Under Armour All-American Game will feature six Florida commits on one team.

The Black team (Highlight) will have running back Kelvin Taylor (Belle Glade, Fla./Glades Day), receiver Alvin Bailey (Seffner, Fla./Armwood), defensive tackle Caleb Brantley (Crescent City, Fla./Crescent City), cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (Tampa, Fla./Wharton) and safeties Marcell Harris (Orlando, Fla./Dr. Phillips) and Keanu Neal (Bushnell, Fla./South Sumter). The White team (Nitro) includes commits Roderick Johnson (Delray Beach, Fla./American Heritage) and Matt Rolin (Ashburn, Va./Brian Woods), who is recovering from surgery on his torn ACL.

Neal is looking forward to spending the week with his future teammates.

“There’s going to be seven of us there, I couldn’t ask for more,” Neal said. “It will be great for us to hang out, interact with each other and understand everyone’s style of play so we’ll already have chemistry on and off the field when we get to Florida next year.”

Here are the UF targets to look out for on both teams:

DT Greg Gilmore, Hope Mills, N.C./South View (LSU commit)
DE Elijah Daniel, Avon, Ind./Avon
DE DeMarcus Walker, Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood (Alabama commit)

WR Laquon Treadwell, Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee
DT Montravius Adams, Vienna, Ga./Dooly County
CB Shaq Wiggins, Tyrone, Ga./Sandy Creek (Georgia commit)

The Under Armour All-American Game takes place on Jan. 4 in St. Petersburg, Fla., at 5 p.m. ET. The game is televised by ESPN. For the complete roster, click HERE.

ESPNU will air practice sessions on Jan. 1 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET and Jan. 2 from 3-6 p.m. ET. ESPN2 will air The American Family Insurance Skills Challenge on Jan. 2 from 9-10 p.m. ET.

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  1. December 29th, 2012 9:08 pm

    Thanks for the rundown zach…
    Wish Adams was on the team with the 6 commits- Rolin will have to do work

    by Kyle

  2. December 30th, 2012 12:21 am

    Zach, are any of our targets making their decisions during these games?

    by Mack

  3. December 30th, 2012 4:03 am

    pretty cool stuff. hope to see our boys have a great day out there like Driskel and the rest.

    by J

  4. December 30th, 2012 4:41 am

    hope we can get Adams, flip Walker and Robinson, and have Alexander, Collins, and Daniel join in.

    by james

  5. December 30th, 2012 5:13 am

    Not asking for much are we james? lol Gator Nation.

    by J

  6. December 30th, 2012 7:01 am

    Full court press on Treadwell guys.

    by V02max

  7. December 30th, 2012 7:18 am

    We’ll get a couple or few of the “committed elsewhere”, just take care of our OWN biz meanwhile…the real “action” for US will be AFTER the game, feel me?

    by DRU2012

  8. December 30th, 2012 11:40 am

    hey J if you are going to wish you may as well wish for the best! You never know.

    by james

  9. December 31st, 2012 1:46 am

    Do you think Demarcus Robinson flips to UF again at the Army All-American game?

    by GaGator02

  10. December 31st, 2012 9:33 am


    by Omaha_Gator

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