FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 7th, 2022
FOOTBALL STARS OF TOMORROW TAKE THE FIELD IN 2022 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL TOMORROW, SATURDAY, JAN. 8, LIVE AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC & PEACOCK
2022 All-American Bowl to Feature Three of the Country’s Top Five Quarterbacks
10 Recruits Expected to Announce College Commitments During Telecast, Including Four-Star Linebacker Cyrus Moss
Quarterbacks Wired for Sound During All-American Bowl
Game’s Notable Alumni Include Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, Odell Beckham Jr., Ezekiel Elliott, Trevor Lawrence & Tua Tagovailoa
STAMFORD, Conn. – January 7, 2022 – NBC Sports presents the 22nd edition of the All-American Bowl tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 8, live at 1 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock as the most electrifying high school football stars take the field at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Following in the footsteps of previous games, the annual East vs. West all-star game showcases the best high school players in the country, including three of the nation’s top five quarterback recruits, according to 247Sports.
Notable prospects include:
- Drew Allar, No. 1 quarterback recruit, Medina, Ohio (Penn State commit)
- Joshua Conerly Jr., No. 1 offensive lineman recruit, Seattle, Washington (undecided)
- Xavier Nwankpa, 1 safety recruit, Pleasant Hill, Iowa (Iowa commit)
- Kiyaunta Goodwin, No. 2 offensive lineman recruit, Charlestown, Indiana (Kentucky commit)
- Cade Klubnik, No. 2 quarterback recruit, Austin, Texas (Clemson commit)
- Marvin Jones Jr., No. 1 edge rushing recruit, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Georgia commit)
- Nicholas Singleton, No. 1 running back recruit, Reading, PA (Penn State commit)
- Devin Brown, No. 5 quarterback recruit, Draper, Utah (Ohio State commit)
Click here for a complete list of participants.
Additionally, 10 athletes are expected to announce their commitments during the broadcast, including Four-Star Linebacker Cyrus Moss.
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. Brandon Huffman, National Recruiting Editor for 247Sports, will also contribute to Saturday’s show.
Throughout the game, quarterbacks will be wired for sound.
Since 2001, the All-American Bowl has featured future Heisman Trophy winners and NFL players, notably Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and 2020 Heisman winner DeVonta Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence Tua Tagovailoa, Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Coverage on NBC is live streamed on Peacock, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
*All player rankings provided by 247Sports
As an NBC Sports-owned property, the All-American Bowl is part of a marquee lineup of elite events that includes the Olympics, the Premier League, and the number one primetime show since 2011: Sunday Night Football. The All-American Bowl is annually the most-watched, most-talked about, and most-prestigious high school all-star event with more than 4,100,000 unique television viewers and over 20,000 in attendance. The history and tradition of the All-American Bowl is unparalleled: 496 draft picks; 74 Super Bowl champions; 190 Pro Bowl selections; 16 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Odell Beckham Jr., Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, DeVonta Smith, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit NBCSports.com/AllAmericanBowl, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC)