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Semper Fi: East Roster Breakdown

The second Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl presented by the United States Marine Corps will be played at 9 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., with television from the NFL Network.

Arkansas quarterback commit Austin Allen, an Elite 11 selection, is one of the quarterbacks for the East squad in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. Practice starts Sunday in Orange County, Calif.

Practice begins Sunday for the East and West squads in Orange County, Calif. 247Sports is an official selection partner of the game.

Commit Breakdown

Notre Dame leads the way with four verbal commitments on the East squad. The Irish currently have the No. 6 2013 class nationally according to 247Sports.

Commits

Notre Dame- 4
Nebraska- 3
South Carolina- 3
Wisconsin- 3
Alabama- 2
Auburn- 2
Georgia- 2
Michigan- 2
Oklahoma- 2
Arkansas- 1
Florida State- 1
Louisville- 1
LSU- 1
Miami (Fla.)- 1
Marshall- 1
Michigan State- 1
Missouri- 1
North Carolina- 1
Ohio U.- 1
Purdue- 1
Rutgers- 1
Syracuse- 1
Tennessee- 1
Vanderbilt- 1
Virginia- 1
Virginia Tech- 1
West Virginia- 1

Quarterback

Austin Allen, Fayetteville (Ark.)



Allen, an Elite 11 selection, is an Arkansas commit. He is rated as the No. 17 pro-style quarterback prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports. Allen is a heady quarterback with a good arm and excellent decision-making ability.

Five-star running back Alex Collins, the top prospect at his position in the 2013 class according to 247Sports, leads a talented group of East running backs.

Eddie Printz, Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter



Printz is committed to Missouri. He is ranked as the No. 31 pro-style quarterback prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports. Printz has good size and a good arm and has put up big numbers during his career at Lassiter.

Malik Zaire, Kettering (Ohio) Archbishop Alter



A Notre Dame commit, Zaire was an Elite 11 selection (and one of the better dual-threat prospects there) and is rated as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the 2013 class by 247Sports. The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder is a “gamer”, a tremendous student of the game and has displayed natural leadership skills every time we’ve seen him live.

Running back

Alex Collins, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) South Plantation



Collins is a five-star prospect and the top running back prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports (all-purpose included). A former Miami commit, Collins is now considering Florida (the current leader), Florida State, the Canes and Arkansas.



Corey Clement, Glassboro (N.J.)

Top247 running back David Williams is expected to announce a commitment during the game. Kickoff is at 9 p.m. Jan. 4 with television from the NFL Network.

The nation’s sixth-ranked running back prospect, Clement’s stock has risen more than perhaps any other back outside of Collins in this class. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder previously was committed to Pittsburgh, but is currently committed to Wisconsin. With New Jersey native and ace recruiter Thomas Hammock staying with the Badgers, Clement likely is Madison-bound.

David Williams, Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Charter



Williams is one of the top running back prospects to come out of the City of Brotherly Love in years and multiple college coaching staffs had him high on their boards this cycle. He is the No. 9 all-purpose back in the 2013 class by 247Sports. South Carolina leads Tennessee, Penn State and a host of others heading into a potential announcement during the broadcast of the game.

Laray Smith, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Xaverian

Smith has excellent speed and the rangy back, who also stars on the track, has been outstanding for the last two seasons in New York City and is the No. 12 all-purpose back in the 2013 class according to 247Sports.Though Smith is not committed, Syracuse is the team to beat with Connecticut, Tennessee and others in the mix. 


Ray Lewis III, Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep



The son of the NFL linebacker, Lewis III enjoyed a record-setting career at Lake Mary Prep as a running back and will also deep snap for the East team. The Miami (Fla.) commit is the No. 86 running back prospect in the 2013 class according to 247Sports.

Wide receiver

Four-star receiver Levonte "Kermit" Whitfield is one of the fastest prospects in the 2013 class. He is committed to Florida State.

Levonte Whitfield, Orlando (Fla.) Jones



Whitfield possesses elite speed (he has been consistently timed at sub-4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash) and the Florida State commit also has good ball skills and is not just a fast athlete. Whitfield is ranked as the No. 30 receiver prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.



Ryan Switzer, Charleston (W.Va.) George Washington



The 5-foot-9, 170-pound Switzer is one of the most accomplished players in West Virginia high school football history. Committed to North Carolina, Switzer is ranked as the No. 32 athlete in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Uriah LeMay, Matthews (N.C.) Butler



LeMay enjoyed an outstanding career at perennial Charlotte, N.C.-area power Butler. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Georgia commit is a skilled route runner, has good hands and uses his size to his advantage. LeMay is ranked as the No. 49 receiver prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Will Fuller, Philadelphia (Pa.) Roman Catholic



Fuller is one of the more speedy receiver prospects in the country and was outstanding on the football field in Philadelphia during his high school career. The Notre Dame commit, who also could project in the defensive secondary in college, is ranked as the No. 55 receiver prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Speedy Notre Dame commit Will Fuller could project at either wide receiver or cornerback at the next level.

Corey Cooper, Raleigh (N.C.) Millbrook

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Cooper has good size and hands and enough speed to make big plays at the high school level. The former Louisville commit is ranked as the No. 83 receiver prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports. 


Latevius Rayford, Memphis (Tenn.) Central



Rayford, a Vanderbilt commit, is an athletic playmaker with good size (6-foot-1, 180 pounds). He could be a prospect that sees his stock go up with a great showing in Los Angeles. Rayford is ranked as the No. 85 receiver prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Jordan Smallwood, Jenks (Okla.)



Smallwood, who is committed to Oklahoma, is definitely a prospect we are looking forward to seeing. The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder is a big-bodied playmaker with good speed that played for one of the top talent-producing high school programs in Oklahoma. Smallwood is ranked as the No. 109 receiver prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Cedric Brown, Martinsburg (W.Va.)

Brown, who is committed to Ohio, is the No. 214 wide receiver prospect in the 2013 class according to 247Sports and was a standout at the Proving Grounds Combine, which was held in conjunction with last year’s Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix.

Four-star offensive tackle D.J. Park was one of the top linemen in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas earlier this month.

Offensive Line

Mike McGlinchey, Philadelphia (Pa.) Penn Charter



The 6-foot-7, 280-pound McGlinchey is a multi-sport athlete that has one of the highest upsides of any offensive tackle prospect in the Northeast in this cycle. The Notre Dame commit is ranked as the No. 19 offensive tackle prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

D.J. Park, Dillon (S.C.)



Park enjoyed a stellar showing at the recent Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the 6-foot-5, 313-pound South Carolina commit is coming into his own at the end of his senior campaign. Park is ranked as the No. 24 offensive tackle prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Bryce King, Dillon (S.C.)



King, Park’s high school teammate, also is committed to South Carolina and enjoyed a solid week at the Shrine Bowl. The 6-foot-3, 293-pounder has good strength and feet and is ranked as the No. 6 center prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Braxton Pfaff, Lynchburg (Va.) Liberty Christian



Offensive tackle Zach Hannon is one of three Nebraska commits on the East roster for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl.

The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Pfaff had an outstanding senior season at Liberty Christian and is a Virginia Tech commit. Capable of projecting at tackle or guard long-term, Pfaff ranks as the No. 14 guard prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Austin Sanders, Cleveland (Tenn.) Bradley Central



Sanders was one of the first commits for Tennessee in the 2013 class and the 6-foot-5, 295-pounder is one of the better prospects in the Volunteer State in this cycle. Sanders ranks as the No. 31 offensive tackle prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Alan Knott, Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek



The 6-foot-4, 275-pound Knott was part of a championship-level high school program at Sandy Creek and is committed to South Carolina. Knott ranks as the No. 23 offensive guard prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Zach Hannon, Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst



The 6-foot-5, 298-pound Hannon has good athleticism for his size and played for one of the top talent-producing programs in the Kansas City area. The Nebraska commit is ranked as No. 51 offensive tackle prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Joshua Outlaw, Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King

Athletic tight end Arshad Jackson was committed to Auburn, but does not fit in new coach Gus Malzahn's scheme. Florida State, Ole Miss and Oregon are among the programs in the mix now.

Outlaw, a former Florida commit, is the No. 36 offensive guard prospect in the 2013 class according to 247Sports. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder is considering Utah and Miami (Fla.), among others.

Cody Collins, Trotwood (Ohio) Trotwood-Madison



The 6-foot-3, 285-pound Collins, who is committed to Marshall, is ranked as the No. 22 center prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Tight end

Arshad Jackson, Hampton (Ga.) Lovejoy



The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Jackson, a former Auburn commit, now has Florida State, Ole Miss and Pittsburgh in the mix. The high-end athlete is ranked as the No. 17 tight end prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Tyler Provo, Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Provo is committed to Syracuse, where his older brother Nick starred and set records at tight end. He is ranked as the No. 107 tight end prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports and could also project as a fullback.

Perhaps no linebacker prospect's stock has risen faster this season than four-star Zach Cunningham.

Linebacker

Darrien Howard, Dayton (Ohio) Chaminade-Julienne



Howard, a West Virginia commit, was an All-League selection during his senior season. The 6-foot-2, 241-pounder is ranked as the No. 41 inside linebacker prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Marcus Newby, Quince Orchard (Md.)



Newby, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound Nebraska commit, is one of the best prospects to ever come out of Quince Orchard, which produces more than it’s fair share of talent. That being said, an injured ankle will keep him out of the game. He is ranked as the No. 10 outside linebacker prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Zach Cunningham, Pinson Valley (Ala.)



The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Cunningham has seen his stock soar since his senior film started circulating. The uncommitted prospect has his eye on Auburn, Vanderbilt, Oregon and a host of other programs. Cunningham is ranked as the No. 16 outside linebacker prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Micah Kiser, Baltimore (Md.) Gilman



Four-star Alabama commit Anthony Averett is not only an elite football prospect, he's a state champion-level track and field star. He will play in the secondary for the East team.

Kiser, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound Virginia commit, plays for one of the top programs in the state of Maryland. He is ranked as the No. 21 outside linebacker prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Jermaine Grace, Miramar (Fla.)



The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Grace is one of the more athletic linebacker prospects in the country. Currently uncommitted, Miami (Fla.) appears to be the team to beat with Louisville also in the mix. Grace is the No. 35 outside linebacker prospect in the 2013 class according to 247Sports.

Landry Tullo, Hoover (Ala.)



Tullo is one of the top high school players in Alabama and finished his senior year with 131 total tackles and won the Birmingham News 2012 Hoover Lineman of the Year Award. He currently is unranked by 247Sports.

Defensive back

Anthony Averett, Woodbury (N.J.)



Averett not only is one of the top football prospects on the East Coast for the 2013 cycle, he’s also a state champion track athlete. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder could project as a safety or cornerback in college and is committed to Alabama. Averett ranks as the No. 9 safety prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Four-star cornerback Devin Butler, who is committed to Notre Dame, has tremendous upside.

Nadir Barnwell, Piscataway (N.J.)



The 5-foot-11, 188-pound Barnwell is one of the top all-around athletes on the East Coast for the 2013 cycle and is committed to Rutgers. Barnwell will play cornerback in this game and ranks as the No. 11 athlete in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Jeremy Cutrer, Kentwood (La.) J. Sumner



Cutrer is a 6-foot-3, 175-pound safety prospect who has been committed to LSU since February. The rangy athlete, who had 66 tackles and four interceptions during his senior campaign, is ranked as the No. 14 safety prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Devin Butler, Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga



The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Butler has good hips and recovery speed and with development, could end up being an early contributor at Notre Dame, where he is committed. Butler is ranked as the No. 25 cornerback prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Ross Douglas, Avon (Ohio)



Douglas, who is committed to Michigan and will head to Ann Arbor for the spring semester, just completed an outstanding senior season and is ranked as the No. 23 cornerback prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Four-star defensive end Tashawn Bower remains committed to Auburn, but LSU and Florida will get official visits in January.

Ahmad Thomas, Miami (Fla.) Central



The 6-foot, 195-pound Thomas, an Oklahoma commit, is part of one of the top talent-producing high school programs in the country at Central. He is ranked as the No. 26 safety prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Austin Logan, Tallahassee (Fla.) University



The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Logan is a Purdue commitment with good size and athleticism at safety. He is ranked as the No. 87 safety prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

David Kamara, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson



The 5-foot-9, 185-pound Kamara just completed a solid senior campaign for a loaded Grayson High team. A former Clemson commit, Kamara is not committed, but is considered a lean to Ole Miss. Kamara is ranked as the No. 152 cornerback prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Defensive line

Darius Paige, Foley (Ala.)

Four-star Georgia commit Shaun McGee had no offers prior to last spring, then saw his recruitment take flight.



Paige, an Alabama defensive tackle commit, saw his stock soar after a big week at the Alabama-Mississippi all-star game practices. The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder is ranked as the No. 10 defensive tackle prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.



Tashawn Bower, Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata



The 6-foot-5, 241-pound Bower remains committed to Auburn, but LSU and Florida are under consideration since the coaching change on the plains. Bower is ranked as the No. 9 strongside defensive end prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Chikwe Obasih, Brookfield (Wisc.) Central 



The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Obasih has good strength and quickness and has the chance to be an excellent pass rusher at the college level. The Wisconsin commit is ranked as the No. 10 weak-side defensive end prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Shaun McGee, Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood



McGee’s stock rose following the spring evaluation period and he ultimately committed to Georgia, where he is an excellent fit in defensive coordinator Todd Grantham’s scheme. The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder is ranked as the No. 12 weak-side defensive end prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Maurice Hurst, Jr., Canton (Mass.) Xaverian Brothers



The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Hurst Jr. enjoyed a standout senior campaign in Massachusetts. The Michigan commit is ranked as the No. 19 defensive tackle prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Alec James, Brookfield (Wisc.) East

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound James is an athletic end prospect who has been committed to Wisconsin since August, but who has recently scheduled an official visit to Michigan State (Jan. 18) since the Badgers’ coaching change. James has outstanding versatility and could project at a number of positions in college. He ranks as the No. 42 athlete in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Justin Moody, Philadelphia (Pa.) George Washington



The 6-foot-3, 260-pound Moody is from the same high school program that produced Florida All-American defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. Moody has offers from Pittsburgh, Purdue, Syracuse and others and the Panthers received an official visit on the weekend of Dec. 7. Moody projects inside long term and is ranked as the No. 45 defensive tackle prospect in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Kickers/Snappers

Michael Geiger, Toledo (Ohio) Ottawa Hills



Geiger, a Michigan State commit, is ranked as the No. 1 kicker in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Jimmy Hutchinson, Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison



Hutchinson, an Auburn commit, is ranked as the No. 1 punter in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

Gabriel Miller, Mishawaka (Ind.) Penn

Miller, a Nebraska commit, is ranked as the No. 3 longsnapper in the 2013 class by 247Sports.

JC Shurburtt is the National Recruiting Director for 247Sports. Follow him on Twitter @jcshurburtt

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