Mason Cole of East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, FL, 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.
“Cole and Scott are talented athletes whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made them a standout at East Lake 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-4, 260-pounder is rated as a Scout.com four-star prospect, rated as the No. 21 offensive tackle nationally.
"Cole is a big framed offensive tackle prospect that can really move his feet well," Scout.com national recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg informed.
"He has long arms and plenty of room to bulk up and add mass. In pass pro Cole sets and slides well to keep defender in front of him. He has good balance. Cole is a solid run blocker who is more finesse than sheer power. He can get off the ball well, get to the second level and is quite adept at pulling because of the way he moves for a big man."
Cole is verbally committed to Michigan.
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.