Jan 2, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Highlight running back Leonard Fournette (5) runs with the ball during the first half as Team Nitro defensve end Chad Thomas (99) defends in the Under Armour All America football game at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Big Commits at Under Armour All-America Game Go To SEC, ACC, Pac-12


The annual Under Armour All-America Game has become an event not only for recruiting and talent evaluation, but now also for top-tier recruits to make their big verbal commitments. Seven such players did just that at this year’s game in Tampa, Fl.

The commitments were of course dominated by the SEC, but the ACC and Pac-12 managed to make a couple of good pickups as well. LSU was in line for four possible players to swing their way, of which two of them pulled out the purple and gold to make their announcements.

Here are the seven players who made their verbal commitments, and their rankings per the ESPN300 recruiting index:

Speedy Noil (New Orleans, La./Edna Karr HS) No. 1 Athlete, No 8 overall – Texas A&M Aggies

Travis Rudolph (West Palm Beach, Fl./Cardinal Newman HS) – No. 7 Wide Receiver, No. 61 overall – Florida State Seminoles

Jamal Adams (Lewisville, Tx/Hebron HS) – No. 3 Safety, No. 23 Overall – LSU Tigers

Gerald Willis III (New Orleans, La./Edna Karr HS) – No. 3 Defensive Tackle, No. 29 Overall – Florida Gators

Jalen Tabor (Washington D.C./Friendship Collegiate Acad.) – No. 5 Cornerback, No. 15 Overall – Arizona Wildcats

Tony Brown (Beaumont, Tx./Ozen HS) – No. 4 Cornerback, No. 11 Overall – Alabama Crimson Tide

Leonard Fournette (New Orleans, La./St. Augustine HS) – No. 1 Running Back, No. 1 Overall – LSU Tigers

Despite these commitments (which are still only verbal and not official), there were still 20 players who played in the game who remained undecided on which school they plan to attend, so there is still a ton of recruiting work to be done on some top players.

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