'13 Army Selection: Johnathon McCrary

Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove quarterback Johnathon McCrary earns elite status on 2013 U.S. Army All-American Team...

(Wharton, N.J.) Oct. 1, 2012 – Johnathon McCrary of Cedar Grove High School, Ellenwood, Ga., has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 5, 2013, 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 feature the nation's top 90 high school football players.

The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. McCrary is currently rated as the No. 42 quarterback in the country by FOX Sports NEXT, making him a three-star prospect.

Johnathon McCrary has made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with Vanderbilt on National Letter of Intent Day.

Scout Eval - "McCrary is a smart quarterback, a quarterback on the high school level that likes to watch film and study defenses. He is a tall, he sees the field well, and he can keep plays alive with his feet and athleticism. He can improve on his footwork, setting his feet before delivering the passes, and shortening his delivery to make his a better QB. He does a nice job stands tall in the pocket and he has the arm to make the throws." - Chad Simmons, FOX Sports NEXT National Recruiting Analyst

"Johnathon is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Randolph High School," said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Johnathon possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection."

Johnathon McCrary was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.

U.S. Army All-Americans are eligible for the U.S. Army Player of the Year Award, the Anthony Muñoz Lineman of the Year Award, the American Family Insurance Defensive Player of the Year Award, the Pete Dawkins Game MVP Award, and the Felix "Doc" Blanchard and Glenn Davis Awards.

For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nation's premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars. Andrew Luck, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, and Marcus Lattimore all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. In the 2012 NFL Draft Andrew Luck became the first U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumnus to be selected with the first overall pick. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of 39,011 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.

--Originally Published by Greg Powers--

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