LAKE CITY, SC (WMBF) - Lake City High School RB Shon Carson has been nominated to play in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The announcement was made at the school Wednesday by Army representatives Capt. Chad Jones and Staff Sgt. Jesse Ogundu.
Carson was named Region VII-3A Co-Player of the Year last season after rushing for 2,141 yards and 33 touchdowns. He also was named to the All-State Team and received numerous awards by area media. Carson has more than 10 Division I scholarship offers to play both football and baseball from schools such as Alabama, USC, Clemson, Tennessee, UCLA and Florida State.
"This isn't an accomplishment just for me. It's an accomplishment for all my teammates, too," Carson said. "It would be exciting to have the opportunity to play against the best high school players in the country."
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee comprises three independent scouting entities: Rivals.com, Tom Lemming, and All American Games. Every high school football senior is eligible for selection. The selection process kicks off at the U.S. Army National Combine and proceeds across the country during various combines, camps, and clinics.
The selection committee evaluates thousands of the Nation's top prospects on an annual basis. Following the evaluation period, the selection committee officially nominates the Nation's top 400 seniors to be considered for selection to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. From the nominees, players are selected and invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl throughout the spring and summer. U.S. Army All-Americans must be in good standing with their schools and communities in order to be considered for selection.
The final rosters will be announced in late fall.
The 2011 All-American Bowl will be played live on NBC in the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX, on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011.
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