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Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Announces the Pennsylvania Athletes for the Watchlist for 2012 Game

Written by: on Monday, June 6th, 2011. Follow David Mika on Twitter.


January Game in Phoenix to Attract Top National Recruits

CHICAGO, IL (June 6, 2011): The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl is pleased to announce the 1,500 top national prospects who comprise the 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Watchlist. The inclusion of these top national athletes and football recruits embodies the very best of the United States Marine Corps, the national sponsor of this inagural game. In late May, the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl announced that Deontay Greenberry (Washington Union High School; Fresno, CA) and Tee Shepard (Central East High School; Fresno, CA) were the first two commitments to the annual high-school all-star game .


The watchlist is the beginning of the process for this annual competition, which will showcase 100 of the best gridiron high school seniors in the nation in a traditional East-West format game. The inaugural Semper Fidelis All American Bowl will take place in Phoenix, AZ  on January 3, 2012.


The following athletes from Pennsylvania compromise the Watchlist for the 2012 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl:


Moody, Justin DE Geo Washington Philadelphia PA
Smith, Nate Ath Geo Washington Philadelphia PA
Mornhinweg, Skyler QB St Joseph’s Prep Philadelphia PA
Nesbitt, Joel RB Brashear Pittsburgh PA
Nixon, Anthony WR Central Catholic Pittsburgh PA
Bisnowaty, Adam OL Fox Chapel Pittsburgh PA
Cwalina, Tim OL Mt Lebanon Pittsburgh PA
Park, Ian OL Upper St Clair Pittsburgh PA
Caprara, Mike LB Woodland Hills Pittsburgh PA
Scifo, Sam K Woodland Hills Pittsburgh PA
Steals, Mike OL-DL Woodland Hills Pittsburgh PA
Lewis, Eugene Ath Wyoming Valley West Plymouth PA
Timmons, Jalal Ath Archbishop Carroll Radnor PA
DaBaldo, Dante TE South Park South Park PA
Ward, Max QB Steelton-Highspire Steelton PA
Johnson, Fred RB-KR Uniontown Uniontown PA
Peoples, Desmon RB Archbishop Wood Philadelphia PA
Thompson, Colin TE-DE Archbishop Wood Warminster PA
Crawford, Darrell Ath GAR Memorial Wikes-Barre PA
Kinney, Mike LB Loyalsock Township Williamsport PA


The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, announced in April in partnership with the United States Marine Corps, was founded by Chicago-area JuniorRank, a company dedicated to the education, evaluation and instruction of America’s next generation of student athletes. “Semper Fidelis” is Latin and means “Always faithful” – serving as the motton of the United States Marine Corps.


“We are thrilled to announce the national watchlist for this January’s inagural Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl,” said Junior Rank founder Shaon Berry, who developed the game with the United States Marine Corps. “The talent on the field in Phoenix will be tremendous and these young athletes personify the teamwork and commitment to excellence of the game’s sponsor, the United States Marine Corps.”


In addition to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl partnership, the USMC is a Junior Rank partner for The Proving Ground National Junior Combine and Junior Rank’s national camp and combine circuit.  The Proving Ground National Junior Combine is an invitation only combine featuring 400 of the nation’s top junior athletes.


The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl will be held in conjunction with Fiesta Bowl Week and the celebration surrounding the BCS bowl game in Arizona. Last year during the bowl celebration week held by Junior Rank in Tempe – which included a successful underclassmen combine and a youth all-star game – all participants were recognized on the field during the ESPN broadcast of the Insight Bowl. A national television contract fitting of this game and the partnership with the United States Marine Corps will be announced in the near future.


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