(WHARTON, N.J.) November 17, 2011 – Drae Bowles of Jackson Christian School, Jackson, TN, 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.
“Drae is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Jackson Christian School,” said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Jackson 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-1, 205-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. He is currently rated as the #44 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Bowles is committed to play his college ball for Tennessee.
Scout Eval: Bowles is an athletic high school specimen who stars on both sides of the ball. He is physical and he can run, making him a versatile player who could honestly play a number of positions in college. He is a real danger with the ball in his hands because he has good speed and is strong enough to run through arm tackles.
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(From left to right) Staff Sergeant Westly Williams, Captain Jeff Crawford, Drae Bowles, Sergeant 1st Class Brent Phillips