Every year, moreover right around this time, the staff from Blue-Grey Football hits the road on the brand’s nationwide Jersey Presentation Tour with a collection of NFL veterans and administrators.
The goal is to promote the All-American Bowl and a select few of the nation’s top prospects in the Class of 2019 are recognized in front of family and friends. The community in general, to that end.
Four games soon take place, each of them at an NFL venue, specifically Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and Houston Texans’ NRG Stadium.
The action from the All-American Bowl will be nationally broadcast on ESPN3 or Impact Football Network (check your local listings). Similar to year’s past, the footage will be permanently archived.
The focus this time around is on Marcus Alexander from Sunnyvale (TX). He will line up for Lone Star vs. Team 49 on Jan. 14 at NRG Stadium. All the action is set to be nationally broadcast on ESPN3.
An Oklahoma commit, the 6-foot-4 and 295-pound offensive lineman was acknowledged in front of a packed crowd. Worth mentioning, Sooners’ coach Linclon Riley happened to be in attendance.
Having the head honcho on hand was likely even more impressive considering Oklahoma was announced as a participant in the College Football Playoff, and all this, less than 24 hours beforehand.
Ranked No. 4 in the country, the Sooners play No. 1 Alabama on Dec. 29. In the other semifinal, No. 2 Clemson faces No. 3 Notre Dame on Dec. 29. Game for the National Championship is Jan. 7.
Alexander was the nation’s No. 43 prospect at guard in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, an accurate talent indicator as the tool takes into account evaluations of all the major recruiting services.
Given his lofty status, it should come as little, or no surprise to learn that he had double-digit scholarship offers in place before ultimately deciding to spend the next four years of his life in Norman (OK).
In what figures to be a busy month ahead, still all signs point to Alexander being focused on the task at hand: Putting on a show in his finale on the prep circuit during the brand’s All-American Bowl.
Editor’s note: Each participant in the annual game will take part in the Jersey Presentation Tour during All-American Bowl Weekend with plenty of media in attendance, on both the national and local levels.