- Gerry Hamilton, ESPN Staff Writer
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Senior offensive guard Garrett Brumfield (Baton Rouge, La./University Laboratory High) was presented his honorary game jersey on Friday during the American Family Insurance Selection Tour for the 2014 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.
Brumfield is the No. 102 ranked prospect in the ESPN 300, and the No. 4 offensive guard in the Class of 2014. He committed to LSU over Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Texas A&M and Miami (FL).
“I’m really excited to be able to be a part of the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game,” Brumfield said. “It’s a great opportunity, and I can’t wait to go out in January and compete against some of the best guys in the country.”
The decision to play in the Under Armour All-America Game was a simple one.
“I accepted the invitation because of the guys who have played before me. My teammate last year, Tim Williams, Julio Jones has played, actually one of my idols, La'el Collins, played in the Under Armour Game. Being able to follow in those guys’ footsteps was a great opportunity. For me to be an Under Armour All-American, it’s a great opportunity. I feel like I’ll get to come out and compete against literally the best guys in the country. There is going to be great talent out there, and great competition. I’m really excited for it.
Blessed with the understanding of hard work and talent maximization, Brumfield feels like his selection was due to a combination of work and talent.
“I honestly feel like I was picked because I’ve showed that drive, that hard work ... that I can go out and compete and play well against the rest of the guys. I’ve shown I have the character, the physical ability and the talent to go out and play against those guys.”
The 2014 Under Armour All-America Game is set for 4 p.m. ET Jan. 2 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be televised on ESPN.