What: U.S. Army All-American Bowl
When: Saturday, Jan. 7, 12 p.m. CT
Where: The Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Who: Nebraska is looking to get a boost for its 2017 recruiting class at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. With no current commitments playing in the game, the Huskers have several targets representing on the West squad. Four of those players intend to announce their commitments on Saturday.
The Huskers do not have any current commitments playing in the game. There are four individuals (noted below) who plan to announce their commitments during the game.
- WR Jamire Calvin – West squad #13
- WR Joseph Lewis – West squad #4
- CB Greg Johnson – West squad #31
- CB Deommodore Lenoir – West squad #23
- CB Darnay Holmes – West squad #5
- OL Chuck Filiaga – West squad #66
- OL Foster Sarell – West squad #70
Calvin, Holmes, Filiaga and Sarell plan to announce their commitments during the game.
Full roster can be found here.
- Sunday, Jan. 1: Players arrive in San Antonio
- Monday, Jan. 2: Practice begins
- Thursday, Jan. 5: Army National Combine registration begins
- Friday, Jan. 6: Army National Combine begins at 7:30 a.m. CT
- Saturday, Jan. 7: U.S. Army All-American Bowl on NBC at 12 p.m. CT
Full schedule can be found here.
What to Look For
- Calvin will choose between Baylor, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Texas and Washington. The Huskers have been a longtime favorite of the wide receiver, but with late plays by Baylor, Oregon and Texas, Calvin’s decision has become a little less clear (and he also seems to like Notre Dame quite a bit). He’s still expected to select Nebraska though and will bring a lot of power and explosiveness to wide receiver coach Keith Williams’ lineup.
- Filiaga will be selecting between Nebraska, Michigan and Oklahoma. Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh has built a good relationship with Filiaga, which is promising. He’s a bit more of a long shot to commit, but it’s not out of the question.
- Sarell seems to be more likely to commit to the Huskers over Filiaga, per sources close to the situation. Sarell and his family have been very good about keeping his final decision as private as possible. He’ll be deciding between Nebraska, Notre Dame, Stanford, USC and Washington. Both Sarell and Filiaga could bring some much needed strength to a struggling Nebraska offensive line.
- Holmes has his high school teammates Tristan Gebbia and Keyshawn Johnson Jr. already committed to Nebraska. Both are early enrollees too and have been putting the full-court press on Holmes to select the Huskers. He’s between Nebraska, Ohio State, UCLA and USC. This one is the least promising for Nebraska as Holmes is expected to select UCLA.
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Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.