ESPN2 will televise the 2015 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game Presented by American Family Insurance, featuring the nation’s best seniors against one-another, at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, Jan. 2, from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The annual all-star game allows the next generation of college players to showcase their skill set one last time before National Signing Day on February 4.
During the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game telecast, six elite recruits — all ranked in the top 100 of the ESPN 300 — will announce their college destinations live led No. 8, CB Kendall Sheffield, who is considering Alabama, Florida State, LSU, and Texas A&M. Also expected to announce their decision: No. 17, DT Tim Settle (Oklahoma State, USC, Virginia Tech, Washington State), No. 25, WR Tyron Johnson (Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech ), No. 50, DT Daron Payne (Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State ), No. 56, RB Ronald Jones II (Notre Dame and USC), and No. 89, ILB Anthony Wheeler (Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas). Jason Benetti will call the play-by-play, with recruiting analysts Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert also in the booth. Matt Schick will interview the players as they make their college announcements.
ESPNU will have coverage leading up to 2015 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 30, and continuing Wednesday, Dec. 31, with three-hour Under Armour All-America Game Practice Day (8 p.m.) each night. Coverage returns to ESPN2 on New Year’s Day with the one-hour American Family Insurance Skills Challenge at 10 p.m. Schick, Haubert, Luginbill and Gerry Hamilton will commentate during the practices with Jason Benetti joining the team for the skills challenge.
The Under Armour All-America High School Football Game includes more than 90 players in the ESPN 300 and recruits who have verbally committed to Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson Florida, Florida State, Georgia LSU, North Carolina, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin. A complete roster can be found here.
Now in its eighth year, the Under Armour All-America Game alumni includes current NFL players such as Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green, Indianapolis Colts RB Trent Richardson, and San Diego Chargers LB Manti Te’o. Additionally, many current college football players have participated in the game including Alabama WR Amari Cooper, Miami RB Duke Johnson, and UCLA QB Brett Hundley. More information on former players can be found here.
Under Armour All-America High School Football Game College Announcements
|ESPN 300 Rank and Player||Pos.||High School||Final Schools*|
|No. 8 Kendall Sheffield||CB||Thurgood Marshall, Texas||Alabama, Florida State, LSU, and Texas A&M.|
|No. 17 Tim Settle||DT||Stonewall Jackson, Va.||Oklahoma State, USC, Virginia Tech, Washington State|
|No. 25 Tyron Johnson||WR||Warren Easton, La.||Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech|
|No. 50 Daron Payne||DT||Shades Valley, Ala.||Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State|
|No. 56 Ronald Jones II||RB||McKinney North, Texas||Notre Dame, USC|
|No. 89 Anthony Wheeler||ILB||Skyline, Texas||Baylor, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas|
*Subject to Change
Under Armour All-America High School Football Game Programming Schedule
|Tuesday, Dec. 30||8 p.m.||Under Armour All-America Practice Day No. 1 Presented by American Family Insurance||ESPNU|
|Wednesday, Dec. 31||8 p.m.||Under Armour All-America Practice Day No. 2 Presented by American Family Insurance||ESPNU|
|Thursday, Jan. 1||10 p.m.||American Family Insurance Skills Challenge||ESPN2|
|Friday, Jan. 2||4 p.m.||2015 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game Presented by American Family Insurance||ESPN2|