'13 Army Selection: Peter Kalambayi

Peter Kalambayi

Matthews (N.C.) Butler High middle linebacker Peter Kalambayi earns elite status on 2013 U.S. Army All-American Team...

(Wharton, N.J.) – Peter Kalambayi of Butler High School, Matthews, N.C., 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-2, 235-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Peter Kalambayi is currently rated as the No. 5 MLB in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.

Kalambayi has made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with Stanford on National Letter of Intent Day.

Scout Eval: Kalambayi is a very strong linebacker with room to get even bigger and stronger. He plays strong, he can be intimidating, and he uses his size to his advantage. One of the things that stands out immediate is his intelligence and how he plays with discipline. He sees things well, he reacts quickly, and he very rarely takes extra steps. He can still improve his overall speed and his lateral movement. - Chad Simmons

"Peter is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Butler High School," said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Peter 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."

Kalambayi 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.

Staff Sergeant Oakes, Peter Kalambayi, Sergeant First Class Jefferson, and ROTC Representative Mr. Nash

Originally published by Greg Powers

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