St. Petersburg, Fla. – Team Highlight (Red) defeated Team Nitro (Green) 31-21 to win the seventh-annual Under Armour All-America Game. Auburn Top247 quarterback commitment Sean White (Hollywood, Fla./University School) was named Team Highlight MVP after completing 10-of-12 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns. Minnesota Top247 running back commitment Jeff Jones (Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn) was named Team Nitro MVP after rushing for 37 yards and catching four passes for 35 yards and a touchdown.
Rudolph was consisten all week at wide receiver.
Seven Top247 prospects announced their commitments during the game, with five-star running back Leonard Fournette (New Orleans/St. Augustine) and five-star safety Jamal Adams (Carrollton, Texas/Hebron) picking LSU, five-star wideout Speedy Noil (New Orleans/Edna Karr) picking Texas A&M, five-star defensive tackle Gerald Willis (New Orleans/Edna Karr) choosing Florida, five-star cornerback Tony Brown (Beaumont, Texas/Ozen) selecting Alabama, Top247 wide receiver Travis Rudolph (West Palm Beach, Fla./Cardinal Newman) committing to Florida State and Top247 cornerback Jalen Tabor (Washington, D.C./Friendship Academy) picking Arizona.
Stock up (this week):
Myles Garrett (Arlington, Texas/James Martin): Simply put, Garrett was unstoppable this week. He was too quick and powerful for any offensive lineman to handle. In the game, the Texas A&M commitment tied for the game lead in tackles with six, had one sack, and had a game high four tackles for loss.
Speedy Noil: After dominating 1-on-1 and 7-on-7 all week long in practice, the newest Aggies commitment showcased his electric playmaking ability in the game as well, making three catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. After his performance this week, Noil has likely cemented himself as the top wideout in the 2014 class, and possibly underrated at No. 11 overall in the Top247.
Travis Rudolph: While he is not quite as explosive as Noil or as big as
Cameron Sims, Rudolph has been the most polished wideout at Under Armour. In the game, the latest Seminoles commitment made four catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.
Sean White: His arm is not the strongest, and he is not the tallest, but time and time again, White has delivered when it counts. White is now the Elite 11 competition winner, American Family Insurance Pass Attack quarterback skills challenge winner and Under Armour All-America Game Team Highlight MVP. He was not quite as flashy as LSU commitment Brandon Harris (Bossier City, La./Parkway) in practice, but as he got more comfortable with his new receivers his accuracy shined through, especially on short and intermediate routes.
Rashaan Evans (Auburn, Ala./Auburn): Named a five-star prospect shortly before Under Armour practice, Evans shined throughout the week while playing outside linebacker, a new position for him. He had former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker LaVarr Arrington gushing praise daily, and showcased impressive sideline-to-sideline speed on a tackle for loss in the game. Evans has incredible upside.
Cameron Robinson (Monroe, La./West Monroe): Coming in as the top prospect in the country carries extremely high expectations to meet, but there is no hiding the fact that Robinson had issues throughout the week. The Alabama commitment could not maintain his balance when struck by smaller defensive linemen and linebackers, and constantly looked uncomfortable coming out of his stance. At this point the question has to be asked – is Robinson better suited at guard?
Andrew Brown (Chesapeake, VA (Oscar Smith): Like Robinson, Brown came in with lofty status as a consensus Top 10 prospect in the country. But Brown really struggled this week, having issues staying off the ground. He got knocked down and physically handled repeatedly – something just looked off with the five-star.
Best by position (game)
Top QB: Sean White – Ten of twelve passing for 156 yards and two touchdown passes.
Top RB: Dalvin Cook – Eight rushes for an Under Armour Game record 82 yards and one touchdown.
Top WR: Speedy Noil – Three catches for 90 yards and a touchdown.
Top TE: Jacory Washington: Two catches for 36 yards and a touchdown. (Also
won Under Armour hands competition)
Top OL: Roderick Taylor: Several knockdown blocks
Top DL: Myles Garrett: Six tackles, one sack and an Under Armour Game record four tackles for loss.
Top LB: Raekwon McMillan: Five tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss.
Top DB: Marlon Humphrey: Four tackles and two passes broken up.
Finally, Top247 safety Laurence Jones (Monroe, La./Neville) told 247Sports after the game he planned to announce his commitment later Thursday night when he returned to the team hotel. As of now, all signs toward Jones re-committing to Alabama over Ole Miss and LSU.