It’s looking like the class of 2012 will be an impressive bunch to cover this upcoming football season, and how nice is it to have here in our back yard some of the most coveted recruits. Arcadia quarterback Myles Carr, teammate Taylor Lagace, St. Francis wide receiver Travis Talianko and Monrovia defensive lineman Ellis McCarthy have been named to the California watchlist for the inaugural 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, an event in partnership with the United States Marine Corps and founded by Chicago-based JuniorRank, a company dedicated to the education, evaluation and instruction of America’s next generation of student athletes.
The West San Gabriel Valley foursome are among the 1,500 top national prospects who will comprise the 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Watchlist.
The Valley’s 2012 class is led by McCarthy, a 6-foot-5, 311-pound defensive linemen with at least 12 offers that includes Florida, UCLA, USC and Tennessee. The five-star recruit was also recently selected to take part in “The Opening” presented by Nike. Lagace is a two-time Star-News All-Area first teamer and Carr is a second-team honoree. Talinako also is a two-time Star-News All-Area first-teamer.
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the California Athletes for the Watchlist for 2012 Game
January Game in Phoenix to Attract Top National Recruits
CHICAGO, IL (June 6, 2011):The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl is pleased to announce the 1,500 top national prospects who comprise the 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Watchlist. The inclusion of these top national athletes and football recruits embodies the very best of the United States Marine Corps, the national sponsor of this inagural game. In late May, the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl announced that DeontayGreenberry (Washington Union High School; Fresno, CA) and Tee Shepard (Central East High School; Fresno, CA) were the first two commitments to the annual high-school all-star game .
The watchlist is the beginning of the process for this annual competition, which will showcase 100 of the best gridiron high school seniors in the nation in a traditional East-West format game. The inaugural Semper Fidelis All American Bowl will take place in Phoenix, AZ on January 3, 2012.
The following athletes from California compromise the Watchlist for the 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl:
The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, announced in April in partnership with the United States Marine Corps, was founded by Chicago-area JuniorRank, a company dedicated to the education, evaluation and instruction of America’s next generation of student athletes. “Semper Fidelis” is Latin and means “Always faithful” – serving as the motton of the United States Marine Corps.
“We are thrilled to announce the national watchlist for this January’s inagural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl,” said Junior Rank founder Shaon Berry, who developed the game with the United States Marine Corps. “The talent on the field in Phoenix will be tremendous and these young athletes personify the teamwork and commitment to excellence of the game’s sponsor, the United States Marine Corps.”
In addition to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl partnership, the USMC is a Junior Rank partner for The Proving Ground National Junior Combine and Junior Rank’s national camp and combine circuit. The Proving Ground National Junior Combine is an invitation only combine featuring 400 of the nation’s top junior athletes.
The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl will be held in conjunction with Fiesta Bowl Week and the celebration surrounding the BCS bowl game in Arizona. Last year during the bowl celebration week held by Junior Rank in Tempe – which included a successful underclassmen combine and a youth all-star game – all participants were recognized on the field during the ESPN broadcast of the Insight Bowl. A national television contract fitting of this game and the partnership with the United States Marine Corps will be announced in the near future.