'13 Army Selection: Larenz Bryant

Larenz Bryant

Charlotte (N.C.) Vance High safety Larenz Bryant earns elite status on 2013 U.S. Army All-American Team...

(Wharton, N.J.) – Larenz Bryant of Vance High School, Charlotte, N.C., has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation's top 90 high school football players.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. Bryant is currently rated as the No. 7 outside linebacker in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.

Bryant has made a non-binding verbal commitment to sign with South Carolina on National Letter of Intent Day.

Scout Eval: Bryant has played a lot of linebacker and running back on the high school level, but he is going to be playing defense in college. He has good speed sideline to sideline and he can make plays behind the line of scrimmage, in space one-on-one, and he is solid in coverage. He is still a lean 210 pounds, so he needs to add weight, get stronger, and tackle more through the opponent. He is a quick linebacker with good range. - Chad Simmons

"Larenz is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Vance High School," said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Larenz possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection."

Bryant was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.

For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nation's premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America's future college and NFL stars. Percy Harvin, Jamaal Charles, Patrick Peterson, and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. In the 2012 NFL Draft Andrew Luck became the first U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumnus to be selected with the first overall pick. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of 39,011 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.

Sergeant First Class Jorgensen, Sergeant First Class Burgess, Larenz Bryant, Captain Page, Staff Sergeant Oakes

Originally published by Greg Powers

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