(Wharton, N.J.) Oct. 9, 2012 – Torii Hunter Jr. of Prosper High School, Prosper, Texas, 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-0, 160-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Hunter Jr. is currently rated as the No. 44 wide receiver in the country by FOX Sports NEXT, making him a three-star prospect.
Hunter Jr. has made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with Notre Dame on National Letter of Intent Day.
Scout Eval - Rangy and able to contort his body to get in position to make tough catches, he does this effortlessly. Most people will get caught up on his 160-pound size at first glance, but it is not necessarily a negative. His smoothness off the line makes him a tough and dangerous player for HS DBs to try and jam. Make no mistake, he will be better if he can add size and muscle, but strength is never going to be a huge asset for his style.
“Torii is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Prosper High School,” said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Torii 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.”
Hunter was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.
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.