(Wharton, NJ) November 4, 2011 – Joel Caleb of Clover Hill High School, Midlothian, VA, 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.
“Joel is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Clover Hill 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 Joel 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-2, 200-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. He is currently rated as the #32 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Caleb is considering offers from Florida, Florida State, LSU, Michigan State, North Carolina, Penn State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.
Scout Eval: "Caleb plays quarterback for his Clover Hill team in a spread option that lets him dictate the action on every play. He has a strong enough arm to entertain the idea of playing quarterback on the college level, but he's more of a thrower than a passer at this point of his career. He is a big, strong runner who has good vision and breaks arm tackles rather than making players miss or out running them. Good size for DB as well as WR." - Scott Kennedy
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(From left to right) U.S. Army Sergeant First Class John Howie, Joel Caleb