(Wharton, NJ) October 18, 2011 – Kevon Seymour of John Muir High School, Pasadena, 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 be presented by American Family Insurance. The game will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Kevon is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at John Muir 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 Kevon 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-0, 170-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Seymour is currently rated as the #13 cornerback in the country by Scout.com, making him a 4-star prospect.
Seymour is considering offers from schools like USC, Utah, California and Washington.
Scout Eval: On his junior highlight reel Seymour proves that he is a weapon that can be utilized in multiple ways. He lines up at receiver, wildcat quarterback, returns punts and plays corner. He will most likely end up at corner in college, but will always be a weapon in the return game. As a defensive back he shows the ability to sit in the receiver's hip pocket and the affinity to come up and deliver a big hit. He is tremendous in and out of his breaks.
U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Akeem M. Phipps (Left), Kevon Seymour (Right)