Nyles Morgan of Crete-Monee High School in Crete, IL, 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.
“Morgan is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Crete-Monee 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.”
The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder is rated as a Scout.com four-star prospect, the No. 4 middle linebacker nationally.
"Morgan has good length and a good frame," Scout.com National Analyst Allen Trieu said. "He can really run too. He gets to the football quickly and ran down a lot of plays that others wouldn't get to."
"I'd like to see him get stronger, and he also has to play a little more under control at times, but his footspeed, aggressiveness and ability to drop into coverage makes him a guy who could fit into a variety of roles and systems."
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.