Tag:Bank One Ballpark
Posted on: January 3, 2012 8:46 pm
 

Arizona DE Avery Moss heads to Nebraska

Posted by Bryan Fischer

PHOENIX -- Though the stage was set for some of the nation's best to make the commitments on national television at the Semper Fidelis Bowl, a local player also got his moment in the sun. Playing high school football just a few miles from Bank One Ballpark, Tempe (Ariz.) defensive end Avery Moss committed to Nebraska during the 4th quarter of the all-star game.

"I'm going to be taking my talents down to Nebraska," Moss told CBS Sports Network reporter Molly Qerim. "Great academics and shout out to Coach J.P."

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound end was also considering Arizona and Purdue on top of scholarship offers from plenty of schools across the country. Maxpreps ranked him as one of the top defensive ends in the country.

"He looks like a basketball player playing football at times but has what it takes to become a remarkable pass rushing end," said analyst Tom Lemming. "Has huge hands, loves physical contact, shows a great burst, and just needs to add weight and strength and then look out. Has the length that the college scouts like to see in a pass rushing DE and he's a motivated, physical ball player."

Moss' pledge finally allows the Huskers to reach double-digits on their commitment list with 10. He is one of two defensive ends headed to Nebraska in the fall and is part of a growing pipeline from the Phoenix area to the heartland.
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Posted on: January 3, 2012 8:22 pm
 

Four-star running back Greg Garmon picks Iowa

Posted by Bryan Fischer

PHOENIX -- One of the highest profile recruits to commit at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, Erie (Pa.) running back Greg Garmon wasted no time telling the assembled crowd at Bank One Ballpark and a national television audience on CBS Sports Network what school he was committing to Tuesday night.

"I will be attending the University of Iowa to play for Kirk Ferentz," Garmon said on the sidelines before the 4th quarter. "I was watching the NFL Draft and they said Iowa had a lot of NFL players."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Garmon was also considering Arkansas and Miami. He was ranked as the 26th best player overall in the class of 2012 and fifth-best tailback in the country.

"The complete back, he's been blessed with great size, speed, vision, balance, and hands, he's a three-ring circus who can run, catch, and block," said analyst Tom Lemming. "A do everything kind of back, he's a strong runner who keeps his pads low, fights for yards after contact and keeps his legs moving. He shows good patience and burst, and is one of the more competitive players in western PA."


Posted on: January 3, 2012 6:47 pm
Edited on: January 3, 2012 6:51 pm
 

DeForest Buckner commits to Oregon at Semper Fi

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Honolulu (Hawaii) defensive end DeForest Buckner made history Tuesday evening by becoming the first ever commitment to announce at the first ever Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, pledging to Oregon.

"I will be taking my talents to the University of Oregon," Buckner said before the assembled crowd at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix and on CBS Sports Network nationally.

The 6-foot-7, 238-pounder had offers from most of the Pac-12, including Arizona, Washington and Washington State.

Buckner becomes the 19th commitment for the Ducks class of 2012, committing less than 24 hours after the school won their first Rose Bowl since 1917.

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