Future Gator football players on display today


Published: Saturday, January 5, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 4, 2008 at 10:35 p.m.

A pair of high school all-star football games will showcase future Gators today.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played in San Antonio and will air at 1 p.m. on NBC. And the first annual Under Armour All-American High School Football Game will kick off at 2 p.m. (ABC) at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl's East roster includes inside linebacker Brendan Beal of Bethlehem (Pa.) Liberty, the only UF commitment in the game. However, UF targets also playing for the East are receiver DeAndre Brown of Ocean Springs (Miss.), Tallahassee Lincoln cornerback T.J. Bryant, Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military defensive end Quinton Coples, Hoover (Ala.) Spain Park outside linebacker William Green, Dunnellon linebacker Lerentee McCray, Seffner Armwood offensive lineman Matt Patchan, Jeannette (Pa.) quarterback Terrelle Pryor, North Charleston (S.C.) Fort Dorchester defensive end Robert Quinn, New Brunswick (N.J.) athlete Brandon Smith and Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha athlete Kenny Tate.

Potential future Gators on the West roster include Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton all-purpose back Covaughn DeBoskie, Muskogee (Okla.) receiver Jameel Owens, Chandler (Ariz.) athlete Gerell Robinson, and the No. 1-rated running back prospect in the nation, Darrell Scott of Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure.

The Under Armour All-American High School Football Game will include four Florida commitments.

Safety Dee Finley (Auburn, Ala.) is a member of the Silver team, while safety Will Hill (West Orange N.J. St. Peters), cornerback Janoris Jenkins (Pahokee) and kicker Caleb Sturgis (St. Augustine) will suit up for the Red.

In addition numerous players considering the Gators also will showcase their talents.

Jacksonville Trinity Christian running back Jamie Harper, Christchurch (Va.) wide receiver Deion Walker, Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure offensive guard Vaughn Dotsy (on the roster, but won't play due to injury) and Anniston (Ala.) offensive lineman Antoine McClain are silver team offensive players listing UF.

Silver defensive players considering Florida are Thomasville (Ga.) defensive tackle Brandon Thompson, Miami Booker T. Washington cornerback Brandon Harris, Matthews (N.C.) safety Spencer Adams and Lakeland Kathleen athlete T.J. Lawrence.

Red team offensive players listing Florida are Foley (Ala.) wide receiver Julio Jones, Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove receiver Joshua Jarboe, Missouri City (Texas) Hightower receiver Martin Bayless, Monroe (La.) Ouachita tight end Tyler Edwards, Lakeland Lake Gibson center/guard Ricky Barnum and Clayton (Ohio) Northmont tackle Zebrie Sanders.

The only defensive player from the Red team looking at UF is Gadsden (Ala.) linebacker Jerrell Harris, who attended the Gators' preseason Friday Night Lights.

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