FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 3rd, 2020
WHO WILL BE THE NEXT ODELL BECKHAM, JR. OR TREVOR LAWRENCE? FUTURE FOOTBALL STARS PLAY IN 20TH ANNUAL ALL-AMERICAN BOWL TOMORROW, SAT., JAN. 4, AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC
All-American Bowl to Feature Six of the Country’s Top 10 Players
10 Recruits to Announce College Commitments During Telecast, Including Five-Star Prospect Kelee Ringo and High School Junior QB Preston Stone, who is in the Class of 2021
Quarterbacks Wired for Sound; Broadcast to Feature Referee Cameras
Odell Beckham, Jr., Ezekiel Elliott, Sam Darnold, Adrian Peterson, Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence & Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa Among Game’s Notable Alumni
NBCSports.com & NBC Sports App to Live Stream Coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 3, 2020 – The most electrifying high school football stars will converge on San Antonio, Texas, tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 4, as NBC Sports presents live coverage of the 20th annual All-American Bowl from the Alamodome at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.
Following in the footsteps of previous games, the 20th annual All-American Bowl will showcase the best high school players in the country, including six of the 10 highest-rated recruits, according to 247Sports.
Notable prospects include:
- Bryan Breese, No. 1 recruit, five-star defensive tackle, Demascus, Md. (Clemson commit)
- Myles Murphy, No. 3 recruit, five-star defensive end, Powder Springs, Ga. (Clemson commit)
- Bryce Young, No. 6 recruit, five-star quarterback, Santa Ana, Calif. (Alabama commit)
- Paris Johnson, Jr., No. 7 recruit, five-star offensive tackle, Cincinnati, Ohio (Ohio State commit)
- Kelee Ringo, No. 8 recruit, five-star cornerback, Scottsdale, Ariz. (undecided)
- Arik Gilbert, No. 9 recruit, five-star tight end, Marietta, Ga. (LSU commit)
Click here for a complete list of participants.
Additionally, Ringo, along with four-star recruits running back Jalen Berger (Ramsey, N.J.), wide receivers Gary Bryant, Jr. (Corona, Calif.), LV Bunkley-Shelton (Gardena, Calif.), and Xzavier Henderson (Miami, Fla.), linebacker Edgerrin Cooper (Covington, La.), and defensive backs Darion Green-Warren (Harbor City, Calif.), Dwight McGlothern (Spring, Texas), and Vito Tisdale (Bowling Green, Ky.) are expected to announce their commitments during the broadcast. Quarterback Preston Stone (Dallas, Texas), who is in the class of 2021, is also expected to announce his commitment during the broadcast.
Paul Burmeister will serve as the lead play-by-play voice, joined by analyst and former NFL defensive lineman Anthony Herron, and reporters Lewis Johnson and Marty Snider. Barton Simmons, director of scouting for 247Sports, will also contribute to Saturday’s telecast. Additionally, quarterbacks will be wired for sound, and the broadcast will feature referee cameras.
Since 2001, the All-American Bowl has featured future Heisman Trophy winners and NFL players, most notably Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, Redskins running back Adrian Peterson, and Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. College quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), who will play in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 13, and Tua Tagovailoa (Alabama) also participated in the All-American Bowl.
The All-American Bowl will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are powered by Playmaker Media and available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
*All player rankings provided by 247Sports
About the All-American Bowl
As an NBC Sports-owned property, the All-American Bowl is part of a marquee lineup of elite events that includes the Olympics, the NHL, the Premier League, and television’s #1 primetime show for an unprecedented eight consecutive years, Sunday Night Football. The All-American Bowl is the most-watched, most-talked about, and most-prestigious high school all-star event with more than 4,500,000 unique annual television viewers and over 35,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl is unparalleled: 410 draft picks; 57 Super Bowl champions; 144 Pro Bowl selections; 16 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Andrew Luck, Tim Tebow, Adrian Peterson, Joe Thomas, and Trevor Lawrence. For more info, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram @AABonNBC.