UA Game: Top Performers
DE Myles Garrett
DE Myles Garrett
FOX Sports/Scout.com
Posted Jan 2, 2014


St. Petersburg, Fla.- Team Highlight took home the 31-21 win over Team Nitro. Scout.com breaks down the top performers from the Thursday night game on offense and defense here.

Team Highlight dominated proceedings on the day in the Under Armour All-America game beating Team Nitro 31-21. But who were the top performers?

Top Offensive Performer



A tough task to choose just one offensive performer, but the honor goes to new Texas A&M commit Devante Noil. Noil might have surprised many by choosing the Aggies over LSU on Thursday, but his performance is certainly what we expected from the five-star.

In the first half, the Louisiana native bounced on a loose ball, after Notre Dame commit, wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, botched a punt return for Team Nitro. Noil and Team Highlight would capitalize with a field goal then, but Noil did get a touchdown by the end of the game. Speedy caught a 64-yard pass from Brandon Harris. Noil ended the night with seven-yards rushing and 90-yards, one touchdown receiving.

Other standouts in the game includes Noil's teammate, Travis Rudolph, who finished the night with four catches for 48-yards receiving and one touchdown, and Team Nitro's, Dalvin Cook lead the way on the ground with 82-yards and one touchdown on eight carries.

Top Defensive Performer



Texas A&M commit Myles Garrett was made a captain of Team Highlight, and there is no doubt he deserved. Garrett had an amazing week of practices preparing for the Under Armour All-America game, and he followed it up by going all beast mode in the game on Thursday.

The defensive end took the game by storm. In the first quarter alone Garrett had four tackles and a sack-ending the night with six tackles. The 6-foot-5, 247 pounder never stepped off the gas pedal, in the fourth quarter he put on some jets for a big guy, and ran down McKenzie, to tackle him just shy of a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Other honorable mentions on defense include Team Highlight teammates Virginia commit Quin Blanding and Auburn commit Tre Williams, who each posted six tackles. While Lorenzo Carter, Alabama pledge RonnieĀ  Clark lead Team Nitro with six tackles.

Scout.com's John Garcia and Anna Hickey contributed to this report.


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