(WHARTON, N.J.) November 15, 2011 – Max Tuerk of Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Rancho Santa Margarita, 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.
“Max is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Santa Margarita Catholic 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 Max 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, 290-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. He is currently rated as the #16 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Tuerk is committed to play his college ball for USC.
Scout Eval: "Tuerk is one of the better lineman nationally, with great quickness and explosion off the line of scrimmage. He's aggressive and excels in run blocking, with very good drive blocking ability. Solid in pass protection. Has good natural bend. Sometimes plays a bit too high. Has added 35 pounds in the offseason and improved his strength." -Brandon Huffman
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(From left to right) Sergeant 1st Class Anthony Ball, Max Tuerk