(Wharton, NJ) October 12, 2011 – Jordan Simmons of Crespi Carmelite High School, Encino, CA, has 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 feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Jordan is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Crespi Carmelite High School,” said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Jordan possesses 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.”
The 6-foot-5, 340-pounder adds some beef to an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Simmons is currently rated as the #3 offensive guard in the country by Scout.com, making him a 4-star prospect.
Simmons is still considering many schools, but USC, Oregon, LSU, UCLA and Ohio State seem to be the schools highest on his recruiting radar.
Scout Eval: Simmons projects best as an offensive guard. He's mammoth player that can handle the strongest of bull rushes. When he gets in trouble is when he over extends and reaches for a player, getting off balance and letting a quicker, smaller end get around him. When he uses his athleticism and trusts his base and lets a player come to him, he is virtually unbeatable.
U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Kristian Yochum (Left), Jordan Simmons (Right)