Bryce Dixon of St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, CA, has been selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 4, 2014, 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.
“Dixon is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at St. Bonaventure High School,” said Mark Davis, deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection.”
Dixon, a 6-foot-4, 220-pounder is rated a a four-star Scout.com prospect, the No. 3 tight end nationally.
"He does a good job of adjusting to throws and showing the balance and body control necessary to catch a wide variety of passes out of his area," Scout.com informs. "He's improving as a blocker but is more of a catch-first, block-second tight end who can make plays down the field."
"He's good in the open field and does a great job of getting separation from defenders. He can play some defensive end as well but his future is on the offensive side of the ball."
Dixon has not yet made his college commitment, but has announced that Oregon, USC, UCLA, Miami and Florida are his favored five.
In the 2013 NFL Draft, there were a total of 8 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Alumni drafted in the first round. The 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 40,133 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.