There weren’t as many SEC commitments at the Semper Fidelis Bowl as there were at the Under Armour and U.S. Army games last week, but a couple recruits took advantage of their chance on national television.
Kentucky running back commitment Mikel Horton, one of the bevy of recruits coach Mark Stoops has mined out of his home state of Ohio, scored a touchdown on a 13-yard reception in the second quarter. The pass came from Northwestern quarterback commitment Clayton Thorson, who was voted the game’s Most Valuable Player after going 16 for 26 for 211 yards and two touchdowns and another rushing score.
The West team beat the East team 31-24, even though the East outgained the West 356-271.
Florida four-star defensive back commitment Duke Dawson had six tackles in the game and Alabama kicking recruit J.K. Scott hit a 22-yard field goal in the game. Texas A&M four-star RB commitment Varshaun Nixon suffered a minor knee injury.
In all, 19 SEC commitments were listed on the roster.