Dawson, Hopper Officially to Army Bowl

Two North Carolina studs officially join the U.S. Army All-American roster.

Nick Dawson and Germone Hopper of Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Charlotte, NC, have been selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will be presented by American Family Insurance. The game will feature the nation's top 90 high school football players.

"Nick and Germone are talented athletes whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made them standouts at Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology," said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Nick as well as Germone possess similar mental, emotional and physical strengths to Army Strong Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and congratulate each of them on their selection."

Hopper, a 6-foot-0, 170-pounder certainly bolsters and already impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest and is currently rated as the #20 overall wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, making him a 4-star prospect.

Hopper racked up an abundance of scholarship offers, but has already made a commitment to sign and play for Clemson in college.

Scout Eval: "Hopper is one of the faster prospects in the state for the class of 2012. While not the biggest player around, he does bring some versatility to the table and has the skills to play either wide receiver or cornerback on the next level." - Steve Williams

Dawson, a 6-foot-2, 215-pounder will also add depth to the match-up between East and West. He is currently rated as the #26 overall outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com, making him a 4-star prospect.

He is considering offers from Clemson, Louisville North Carolina and a host of others.

Scout Eval: "Dawson has a good frame with the speed and quickness that has helped establish his position as one of the most highly recruited linebackers in the state. Appears to have quite a bit of upside and he'll likely add several more offers before all is said and done." - Steve Williams

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