47 Commit to Play in UA All-Star Game
Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Apr 1, 2008
Jamie Newberg


47 prospects have committed to play in the Under Armour All-America Game, including the nation's top prospect, quarterback Matt Barkley.

Here we are, a mere eight weeks since National Signing Day (2008) and already the Under Armour All-America Game has commitments from nearly four dozen big time prospects. This is no April Fools joke, as 47 elite players from all over the nation announced their intentions to play in this game on January 4, 2009.

Headlining this group is quarterback Matt Barkley (Mater Dei, Calif.), the Scout.com No. 1 ranked player in the nation among the Class of 2009. Barkley, 6-3 and 222 pounds, was the Gatorade National Player of the Year as a junior, after throwing for over 3,500 yards and 35 touchdown passes. Barkley has committed to play at USC.

In addition to Barkley, quarterback Russell Shepard (Houston, Texas), wide receiver Logan Heastie (Chesapeake, Va.), cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (Gadsden, Ala.), wide receiver Marlon Brown and linebacker Manti Te'o are all members of the Scout.com National Top 10 that have agreed to play in this game. In fact, 20 members of the Scout.com National Top 100 will play in this all-star game (Craig Loston, Vontaze Burfict, Andre DuBose, Washuan Ealey, Melvin Fellows, Ryne Giddens, Garrett Gilbert, Darrell Givens, Kevin Graf, Devonte Holloman, Morrell Presley, Kendall Kelly, John Martinez, Jacobbi McDaniel, and Sam Montgomery).

The Under Armour All-America Game will be played on ESPN at 8 p.m.

Below is a list of the prospects that will play in the game. More players will be added over the course of the year.

Corey Adams DL
Moses Alipate QB
Ray Armstrong LB
Thomas Ashcraft OL
Matt Barkley QB
Jaamal Berry RB
Marlan Brown WR
Vontaze Burfict LB
Duron Carter WR
Montrell Conner RB
Andre DeBose ATH
Washaun Ealey RB
Melvin Fellows DL
Ryne Giddins DL
Garrett Gilbert QB
Stephon Gilmore ATH
Darrell Givens CB
Kevin Graf OL
Logan Heastie WR
Devonte Holloman S
Janzen Jackson CB
J.K. Jay OL SC
Damario Jeffery LB
Paden Kelley OL
Kendall Kelly WR
Dre Kirkpatrick CB
Craig Loston S
Victor Marc ATH
John Martinez OL
Barrett Matthews TE
Jacobbi McDaniel DL
Jack Mewhort OL
Sam Montgomery DL
Dexter Moody LB
Josh Nunes QB
Jamal Patterson WR
Morrell Presley TE
Greg Reid CB GA
Trent Richardson RB
Russell Shepard ATH
Tyler Stockton DL
Xavier Su'a Filo OL
Manti Te'o LB
Frankie Telfort LB
Mason Walters OL
Quinton Washington OL
Peter White OL


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