Florida players shine in All-America Game
January, 6, 2012
By Lucas O'Neill | ESPN.com
There were 21 Florida players at the 2012 Under Armour All-America Game on Thursday night in St. Petersburg, and it seemed like they all made an impact. Some of the contributions were obvious: Amari Cooper of Miami Northwestern had a 75-yard touchdown reception and a 93-yard punt return; Bradenton Southeast corner Brian Poole had a 93-yard interception return for a touchdown; Miami Norland's Duke Johnson had 161 all-purpose yards; Marvin Bracy of Boone made a spectacular TD reception; and Holy Trinity's Marcus Maye blocked a punt and recovered a fumble.
Lucas O'Neill/ESPNHSNelson Agholor and Duke Johnson on the sidelines at the Under Armour All-America Game.
Some of the contributions didn't necessarily jump out on the stat sheet. The defensive lines were particularly dominant in the contest, and Dante Fowler Jr. of Lakewood — who hails from just down the road from the Trop — registered a sack. Trey Griffey had two nice catches and likely improved his recruiting stock as a result. The same can be said for several other Florida players, who did represented to the fullest in their home state.
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Lucas O'Neill is a senior writer for ESPNHS. Follow him on Twitter @LucasESPN.