(WHARTON, N.J.) November 16, 2011 – Luke Kaumatule of Punahou High School, Honolulu, HI, 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.
“Luke is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Punahou 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 Luke 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-8, 260-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. He is currently rated as the #34 defensive end in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Kaumatule is committed to play his college ball for Stanford, but may take some other visits to West Coast schools.
Scout Eval: "He has ideal size for the position, and has filled out much better than most players his height. Kaumatule will be a balanced defensive end. He does not have the quickness to be an elite pass rusher, but will have the ability to get after the quarterback. He should prove very stout against the run and is a player that could slide inside if he were any shorter. If everything works out, Kaumatule has the potential to be an All-Conference performer." - Jake Worthen
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