(Wharton, NJ) November 2, 2011 – Omari Phillips, of Venice High School, Venice, FL, 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.
“Dante is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Venice 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 Dante 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-6, 270-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. He is currently rated as the #34 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Phillips is committed to play his college ball for the Florida Gators.
Scout Eval: "He has the body, top notch athleticism, and the know-how to become a dominant player there at the next level. He's a tireless worker, loves the game, and uses a variety of moves to defeat opposing linemen." - Mike Bakas
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U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Jason Bates (Left), Omari Phillips (Right)