All-American Bowl Thursday Notebook

Chris Wells, Eddie Jones

San Antonio, Texas -- With practices completed, minus a precautionary walkthrough in the morning, it is time to take a look at which player brought their best to practice throughout the week.

The following are the top five players for the East and the West as voted on by the recruiting team.

Wide Receiver Percy Harvin
photo by Glenn Nelson


Total votes followed by first place votes in parenthesis.
1. Chris Wells 28 (5)
2. Vidal Hazelton 17
3. Percy Harvin 15 (1)
4. Andre Smith 12
5. Sam Young 6
Other players receiving votes: Akeem Hebron 4, Brandon Spikes 3, Raeshon McNeil 1, Carl Johnson 1, Dan Wenger 1


Total votes followed by first place votes in parenthesis.
1. Eddie Jones 27 (5)
2. Mitch Mustain 20 (1)
3. Gerald McCoy 11
4. Ken Beasley 10
5. Michael Goodson 6
Other players receiving votes: Butch Lewis 4, Jai Eugene 3, Sergio Kindle 2, Jevan Snead 2, J'Marcus Webb 1

News and Notes

Joseph Faifili leads the Haka dance
photo by Glenn Nelson
  • Jake Bscherer is walking around with a soft cast on his right hand. It is tough to tell if he will be able to play in the game on Saturday.
  • West OL/DL One on One results. They ran the drill 27 times, here were the winners for the afternoon.
    Offense: DeMarcus Webb and Chad Roark each with 3
    Defense: Butch Lewis, Gerald McCoy, and Derrick Hill each with 3
  • Wide receiver Jarred Fayson has continually tried to make it back from a nagging injury, but the Florida commitment is now out for Saturday's game.
  • Gallup is probably the most surprising guy of all the players on the East this year. Obviously he was not that highly rated, but he will certainly move up once it is all said and done here in San Antonio.
  • Josh Freeman has made great strides with his accuracy this week. In a drill dominated all week by Mitch Mustain, what should be the final QB accuracy competition of the week goes to Josh Freeman. Freeman went 11-of-16, followed by Jevan Snead at 10-of-16, and then Mustain at 8-of-16.
  • Micah Johnson missed much of this morning's practice this morning to tape a segment for ESPN's Cold Pizza which included his father via satellite in Iraq.
  • Zach Frazer and C.J. Spiller both received more snaps today than they had the rest of the week.
  • In a continuing effort to find some beef for the East offense, defensive end Robert Rose found some time as a fullback and even some tight end. We found out when they threw to him why he plays defense, but he is certainly the guy to follow as a running back.
  • While he took some time to get there, Chris Stewart is starting to look comfortable on the offensive line. He is also pretty comfortable stretching as he spent five minutes showing off his full split this afternoon.

    Chris Stewart does the splits on the sidelines
    photo by Glenn Nelson
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