SAN ANTONIO – After a week of intense competition, joint training and installation, some of the nation’s best players and the next wave of college football champions took to the field at the Alamodome on Saturday.
Rivals National Recruiting Analyst Sam Spiegelman was on hand for all the action during the week and game day at the All-American Bowl, a 34-14 win for the West. Here are his positional MVP awards from Saturday’s match.
Cade Klubnik is a player. The Clemson signer equalized the start for the West and continued his winning streak as a high school holder. Klubnik showed his mobility and ability to extend plays in the first quarter with a great shot to his right that led to the early points of the match. Klubnik made great plays when he needed them most, including deep balls to Kyion Graves (Ohio State) and a perfect execution of an on-screen pass to Rayshon Luke (Arizona), which went for six.
Klubnik came up with a few more splash plays on the pitch with game awareness on an offside penalty, which led to another long catch to CJ Williams (USC). Later in the series, he avoided a strong rush to pass east by shifting right and dropping it onto a wide open Landon Samson (South Carolina). Klubnik scored three goals, was poised and wildly effective throughout Saturday’s game.
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Rayshon Luke celebrated his busy day in style, scoring a couple of touchdowns and also revealing his promise to Arizona in the middle. The elusive and electric all-purpose defender was the receiving end of the West’s second goal shot, making a designed pass in the backfield to the home with the aid of a large wall in the space of offensive tackle Hunter Erb (Texas A&M ).
After announcing his Pac-12 destination, Luke made a 46-yard transfer in a cloud of dust for a second touchdown. It is a dynamic weapon for right fish to fit into attack and special teams.
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Like Luke, CJ Williams was not only the best catcher in the game, but he also celebrated his All-American Bowl with his college reveal. The direct pass catcher at USC came early with the highlight of the match when he made a circus hold with one foot on the pitch in the back of the end zone.
Klubnik was looking in Williams’ direction throughout the game. In the third quarter he also pulled out a jump ball. Graves, Barion Brown (Kentucky) and Isaiah Bond (Alabama) all came up with big plays, but Williams’ potential for big plays all week showed in style on match day.
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Rivals100 offensive guard Earnest Greene was one of many offensive linemen to show himself well in San Antonio, especially considering the tremendous talent on both the eastern and western defensive fronts. Greene, who pledged Georgia to Alabama during the All-American Bowl, was beaten for a layoff early in the game before bouncing back with star protection from Klubnik and Devin Brown (Ohio State) along with some battles fought against elite linemen.
Greene is massive in size and powerful enough to move defenders off the ball. Above all, it’s rock solid in the pass-pro and can create running lanes. He is the last big attacking piece for Georgia with an advantage inside and possibly even outside the tackle.
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The All-American Bowl roster was highlighted by a surplus of talents from the elite defensive line. Five-star Dani Dennis-Sutton was unstoppable flying out of bounds for the east on Saturday.
The Penn State signer recorded a layoff in the second quarter and then threw a devastating pop on the release of quarterback Justyn Martin, which led to an interception of Devin Moore. Dennis-Sutton generates a fantastic crossing run from the edge and his blend of length and explosiveness is problematic for opposing offensive coordinators to plan the game against.
Nic Caraway (Purdue), Caden Curry (Ohio State), DJ Wesolak (Missouri) and Marvin Jones (Georgia) were also considered for MVP.
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Utah Lander signer Barton was a second-tier playmaker, filling the run and wandering to make plays from sidelines to sidelines for the West. The four-star used a solid defensive line to fill the ride and deliver hits with pop.
He has excellent range for a linebacker and can run with some of the fastest running backs in the game. Barton will fit in perfectly with reigning Pac-12 Utah champion.
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Texas native Kyron Chambers was late in for the All-American Bowl, but TCU signer and recent Dallas state champion South Oak Cliff had found his rhythm on Saturday. Chambers picked up a decisive interception in the All-American Bowl fourth quarter on Saturday, which returned at 11. Ultimately, his pick resulted in a field goal from Ethan Moczulski, scoring a 34-14 win for the West.
Chambers has size and is a devoted force against running and has had the opportunity to showcase his skills in depth in cover in this environment.
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