(Wharton, N.J.) – John Diarse of Neville High School, Monroe, La., 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-1, 215-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Diarse is currently rated as the No. 14 safety in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Diarse has made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with LSU on National Letter of Intent Day.
Scout Eval: Diarse is a talented and versatile athlete that has played quarterback as a sophomore and junior. He played receiver as a freshman, so he brings a lot to the table. He is a winner, he is a fierce competitor, and he has that football toughness. As a safety, he has ball skills and he is physical. He has the hands to play wideout and he could be effective on either side of the ball. He needs to improve his speed on either side. - Chad Simmons
“John is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Neville High School,” said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and John 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.”
Diarse 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. Percy Harvin, Jamaal Charles, Patrick Peterson, and Andrew Luck 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.
Captain Travis Tribble, Sergeant First Class Victor Thomas, Staff Sergeant Chavis Rose, John Diarse, Lieutenant Colonel Ladaryl Franklin, Major Christian Griffiths, and Captain Kristin Smith
Originally published by Greg Powers