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Thursday, January 4th, 2024

FUTURE FOOTBALL STARS FEATURED IN 2024 ALL-AMERICAN BOWL LIVE THIS SATURDAY, JAN. 6, AT 1 P.M. ET ON NBC & PEACOCK

2024 All-American Bowl to Feature Three of the Country’s Top Ten Recruits, Including No. 1 Overall Recruit and Ohio State WR Commit Jeremiah Smith

Eight Recruits Expected to Announce College Commitments During the Game, Including Five-Star Prospect and No. 7 Overall Recruit CB Devin Sanchez

Game’s Notable Alumni Include Christian McCaffrey, Derrick Henry, Stefon Diggs, Ezekiel Elliott, Trevor Lawrence & Tua Tagovailoa

SportsEngine Play will Simulcast the All-American Bowl, a First for the Youth and Amateur Sports Streaming Service Recently Launched by NBC Sports Next

STAMFORD, Conn. – Jan. 4, 2024 – NBC Sports presents the 24th edition of the All-American Bowl this Saturday, Jan. 6, 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.

The annual East vs. West all-star game showcases the best high school players in the country, including three of the nation’s top ten overall recruits and the No. 1 overall recruit in wide receiver and Ohio State commit Jeremiah Smith, according to 247Sports.

Notable prospects expected to play in the 2024 All-American Bowl include:

    • Jeremiah Smith, No. 1 wide receiver and No. 1 overall recruit, Hollywood, Fla. (Ohio State commit)
    • LJ McCray, No. 2 defensive lineman and No. 6 overall recruit, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Florida commit)
    • Justin Scott, No. 3 defensive lineman and No. 7 overall recruit, Chicago, Ill. (Miami commit)
    • Ryan Wingo, No. 4 wide receiver and No. 12 overall recruit, St. Louis, Mo. (Texas commit)
    • KJ Bolden, No. 1 safety and No. 15 overall recruit, Buford, Ga. (Georgia commit)
    • Luke Reynolds, No. 1 tight end and No. 27 overall recruit, Cheshire, Ct. (Penn State commit)

 

Click here for a complete list of participants.

Additionally, eight athletes are expected to announce their commitments during the broadcast, including five-star recruit Devin Sanchez (cornerback) and four-star recruits Zavier Mincey (safety) and Daniel Hill (running back).

Paul Burmeister will serve as the play-by-play voice, joined by analyst and former NFL defensive lineman Anthony Herron, and reporters Lewis Johnson and Marty SniderBrandon Huffman, National Recruiting Editor for 247Sports, will also contribute to Saturday’s show.

Since 2001, the All-American Bowl has featured future Heisman Trophy winners and NFL players, notably San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, New England Patriots running back Ezekiel Elliott, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver and 2020 Heisman winner DeVonta Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream live coverage to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via authentication.

The All-American Bowl also will be simulcast for the first time on SportsEngine Play, the recently launched youth and amateur sports streaming platform managed by NBC Sports Next. SportsEngine Play offers youth sports teams a suite of video tools for live streaming, post-production, highlight distribution, and instructional and training content from world-class athletes. Fans will have free access to the live simulcast on SportsEngine Play, as well as on-demand access to replays of the game along with additional related programming. More information can be found on the SportsEngine Play website.

Currently, more than 16 million coaches and athletes use SportsEngine, the industry’s leading club and management technology platform that creates powerful digital tools to simplify youth sports – making it easier for organizations to connect with coaches, athletes and families to get more kids on the field, court, or in the pool.

*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 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: 562 draft picks; 97 Super Bowl champions; 217 Pro Bowl selections; 18 Heisman finalists including, but not limited to: Bryce Young, Christian McCaffrey, Tim Tebow, Derrick Henry, DeVonta Smith, and Trevor Lawrence. For more information, visit nbcsports.com/college-football/all-american-bowl or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@AABonNBC).

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