The classic East vs. West match-up will be played and televised live on NBC January 7th at 12:00 p.m. (CST) and will feature the top 80 prep football student-athletes in the country.
James Aldridge is the #7 ranked running back in the country by Scout.com. He is
a member of the National
Hot 100 and the #1
ranked player in the state of Indiana.
"James is an outstanding combination of power, balance and speed. He shows
soft hands while running routes out of the backfield and is durable enough to be
an every down back in college. Super vision enables him to see the cut-back
lanes and he won't go down on first contact," according to Chris Pool of
"It is a great pleasure to have this fine young man selected to
represent his school and community as a U.S. Army All-American," said
Colonel Thomas Nickerson, Director of Strategic Outreach for the U.S. Army
Accessions Command. "He has proven himself to be a superior athlete who,
like our Soldiers, takes pride in making a difference and turning in outstanding
“Our slogan, 'An Army of One,' recognizes the strength of the individual in
achieving team goals. James demonstrates how football, like the Army, makes you
a stronger person not just for today, but into the future. A national audience
will see this when he takes the field in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl,"
said Col. Nickerson.
Aldridge is a standout running back at Colerain High School and was one of
400 players nominated nationally and one of 78 selected to participate by the
U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.
Scout.com is the official online selection partner for the US Army