Watch the Future Future Stars of the NFL

By Noah Davis 

What’s that? You need more high school football in your life? You’re in luck.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, ESPN will broadcast the Under Armour High School All-America Football Game. (Unfortunately, you already missed the daily practice sessions, which were shown on ESPNU Jan. 2 and Jan. 3.)

According to a release, Mike Ditka will serve as coach of the white team while “legendary NFL coach and TV analyst Steve Mariucci” will coach the red team. Can you really call a coach with a 72-67 lifetime record legendary?


So who’s playing in this game?

Six of the nation’s top 10 high school recruits will showcase their talents in the matchup, including Rock Hill, S.C.’s Jadeveon Clowney (defensive end, undeclared); New Orleans’ Anthony Johnson (defensive tackle, LSU); Chandler, Arizona’s Christian Westerman (outside tackle, Texas); Columbus, Georgia native Isiah Crowell (running back, undeclared); Hyattsville, Maryland’s Cyrus Kouandjio (outside tackle, undeclared); and Baton Rouge native, La’El Collins (outside tackle, LSU).

Is it just us or should more than 60 percent of the top talent show up?