The state of Oregon has produced another U.S. Army All-American, after three players were named to the team a year ago.
Hillsboro (Ore.) athlete Colt Lyerla was selected to the West squad at a ceremony at his school on Thursday.
"Colt is a talented athlete whose exemplary leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Hillsboro High School," said Col. Derik Crotts, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command, in a statement. "The strength, dedication, leadership and teamwork skills necessary to succeed on the football field are the same qualities mirrored in Army Strong Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of our U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and congratulate them on their selection."
Lyerla is a five-star prospect and the #1-ranked prospect in the state of Oregon in the 2011 class.
Oregon is his leader, but he's also interested in Nebraska, Oklahoma, UCLA and Oregon State.