(WHARTON, N.J.) – Jovon Robinson of Wooddale High School, Memphis, 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.
“Jovon is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Wooddale 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 Jovon 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, 220-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. He is currently rated as the #24 running back in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Robinson is committed to play his college ball for Auburn.
Scout Eval: Robinson is a big back with very good balance and great instincts. He is a great cut-back runner, he feels the defenses, he sets up defenders well, and he runs through a lot of arm tackles. He is not a speed guy and not someone that will make a lot of 80 yard plus runs, but he is a downhill runner, a durable back, and someone that knows how to hit the hole. He is a little better at changing direction than most think too. - Chad Simmons
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(From left to right) Master Sergeant Scott Juszkiewicz, Jovon Robinson, Sergeant 1st Class Mokevia Faulkner