Jacob Park of Stratford High School in Goose Creek, SC, 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.
“Park is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Stratford 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, 200-pounder is rated as a Scout.com four-star prospect, the No. 9 quarterback nationally.
"The ball comes out of Park's hand hot," Scout.com National Analyst Chad Simmons reported. "He has a live arm and a very short/compact release. He spins the ball very well and throws a very catchable pass."
"He not only can put heat on the ball, but he can throw with touch as well. One of his biggest strengths is his feet - He keeps his feet moving in the pocket, he is quick into his drops, and he can throw on the move. He is more of a streaky QB now, so he's working on consistency."
Park is committed to play for Georgia in college.
For more than 13 years, 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. Adrian Peterson and Andrew Luck made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.