There is no doubt that Chandler Hamilton is where they are because of their great offensive line play. Tackles Tyler Johnstone and Christian Westerman make up arguably the best tandem in the nation.
Westerman has already committed to play in the Under Armour All-American Game and Johnstone accepted an invite to play in the US Army All American Game today at a press conference at Hamilton High School.
Johnstone did not receive the same fanfare that Westerman heading into his junior year. While Christian rightfully earned BCS offers, Johnstone was quietly growing into a star player himself.
By the end of the 2009 season, the then 6-5 230 pounder was becoming more and more dominant. He spent the 2010 season working hard in the weightroom, bulking up to 260, and it has showed in his 2010 performance for the undefeated Huskies. He has become much more physical and offers started rolling in.
After receiving nearly 20 offers, Johnstone committed to Oregon and he is excited to represent the Ducks in San Antonio.
"This is such a huge honor," he says. "I never thought it would get to this point and I never expected this. The last two Hamilton players that played in the game in 2008 were Gerell Robinson and Covaughn Deboskie and it is crazy to be put in the same category with all of these great players."
The US Army team will stay in Arizona and announce Tempe Corona del Sol defensive tackle Todd Peat will be playing in the game.