Today at 11 a.m. MDT the U.S. Army All-American Bowl will kickoff on NBC for the 18th time. The premier high-school all-star game, the game will feature the best high school players in the country that are the stars of tomorrow in college football. This is a chance to get to see how some of the top recruits fair against other top recruits before they are in college. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is also a popular place for players to announce their college commitment. Utah is targeting two players playing in the game, one is announcing today and has one U.S. Army All-American commit.
One of the many players committing at the game is Wylie (Texas) Wylie East four-star running back Eno Benjamin. Utah is among his final five teams. It does seem like Arizona State is leading for him though. Benjamin has good size and speed and kind of reminds me a bit of former Utah running back Joe Williams. Benjamin wears No. 25 for the West team.
There are two Utahns playing in the game today as well: Provo wide receiver Ty Jones and Bingham defensive tackle Jay Tufele. Jones was a Utah commit at one time, but he flipped to Washington and seems solid there. Tufele, one of the top defensive tackles in the country, is uncommitted and likely will not announce until National Signing Day in February. He has had a monster week and arguably has made a case to get a fifth star. He is deciding between BYU, Michigan, Ohio State, USC, and Utah. Tufele wears No. 78 for the West team.
Utah has one U.S. Army All-American commit, four-star cornerback Jaylon Johnson. He however will not be playing in the game per his Twitter account because he is recovering from surgery. Johnson was also recently named first-team all-state.
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