Official confirmation won’t come until mid-October, but Boyle County’s Lamar Dawson will be one of the 90 players in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 8 in San Antonio.
Dawson was one of 400 high school players across the nation nominated for the game, and sources have confirmed he has been selected and will be the first area player to play in the game that has featured such stars at Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Terrelle Pryor and Ndamukong Suh.
“If this is true, it really is a big deal for me,” the Boyle senior said Thursday. “I still have not heard anything official or got anything from them telling me I have been selected. All I know is that I was nominated, and I hope I get to play in it.
“I watched the game last year and know it has most of the nation’s top players playing. It would be something to get to be part of that. And making it is not any pressure. It’s just a huge honor.”