(Wharton, N.J.) Nov. 13, 2012 – Marquez North of Mallard Creek High School, Charlotte, N.C., has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. North is currently rated as the No. 9 wide receiver in the country by FOX Sports NEXT, making him a four-star prospect.
North is considering offers from schools like Clemson, Florida, Georgia, LSU, North Carolina, Ohio State, and Tennessee.
Scout Eval - North has the tools to be a special player on the next level. He has the size of top college wideouts right now and he has shown break-away time and time again at receiver and as a return man on special teams. He has very good speed, so good it may surprise some, and he is a real threat down the field. He can sell his routes better and just become a little more consistent. He could be one of the the best in the country. - Chad Simmons
“Marquez is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Mallard Creek High School,” said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Marquez possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection.”
North was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee.
For more than a decade, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the Nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Percy Harvin, Jamaal Charles, Patrick Peterson, and Andrew Luck all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. In the 2012 NFL Draft Andrew Luck became the first U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumnus to be selected with the first overall pick. The 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a record crowd of 39,011 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.
Master Sergeant Chris Titus, Sergeant First Class Charles Holloway, Marquez North, and Captain Tim Page
Originally published by Greg Powers