South Carolina Commit Honored

Shaquille Davidson

For more than 13 years, 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. Adrian Peterson and Andrew Luck made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans.

Shaquille Davidson of Gaffney Senior High School in Gaffney, SC, has been selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 4, 2014, 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.

"Davidson is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Gaffney Senior High School," said Mark Davis, deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection."

The 6-foot-1, 168-pounder is rated as the No. 28 wide receiver nationally by Scout.com, a four-star prospect.

"His hands are strong as well and he knows how to naturally catch the football," National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons said. "He is just a gifted athlete that has a chance to be one of the premier play-makers in the south in 2014."

"Overall, he is an elite play-maker who finds a way to make things happen. He could be a receiver that plays inside and outside on the next level and he is a real weapon in space. He is very shifty, many defenders tackle air when they are against him 1-on-1, and he knows how to go up and get the ball also."

Davidson is verbally committed to sign with South Carolina.

In the 2013 NFL Draft, there were a total of 8 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Alumni drafted in the first round. The 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 40,133 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.



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