Army Adds Cape Coral Duo

Jordan Diggs

DB Jordan Diggs and DB Mario Pender earn All-American status on the 2012 Army team. Check out images and get a breakdown of their skills.

(Wharton, NJ) November 3, 2011 – Jordan Diggs and Mario Pender of Island Coast High School, Cape Coral, FL, 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.

"Jordan and Mario are talented athletes whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made them standouts at Cape Coral 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 and Mario 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."

For more than 11 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation's premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Lattimore, and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. The 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of nearly 38,000 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.

The U.S. Army Accessions Command (USAAC), a subordinate command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, meets the human resource needs of the Army by transforming volunteers into officers, warrant officers, and enlisted Soldiers. In providing the force, the 18,391 men and women of Accessions Command prepare these future Soldiers and leaders for their initial military training. Commanded by Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, USAAC is located at Fort Knox, Ky.

Jordan Diggs Eval: "Diggs has the intangibles to be an impact player. He possesses outstanding instincts, is a tireless worker, and loves contact. He needs to continue working on his speed and quickness which are average right now. Diggs has been a starter for a long time and figures to make an early impact at the next level." - Geoff VogtScoutTV -
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Mario Pender Eval: "Pender has game-breaking speed with elite burst. He possesses good size and should fill out to 210+ down the road. Averaged a whopping 13+ yards per carry as a junior and ran for over 2,000 yards and displayed the ability to run out of multiple sets. He has a ton of potential down the road because of his rare tools. Runs tough inside and is capable of making players miss in space." - Geoff Vogt

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