U.S. Army Player of the Year finalists feature several SEC targets
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl has released its lists of six finalists for the U.S. Army National Player of the Year award and several, including LSU verbal commit Derrius Guice, have expressed interest in SEC programs.
U.S. Army national player of the year finalists
- Rasheem Green, DL, Junipero (Calif.) Serra High School
- Derrius Guice, RB, Baton Rouge (La.) Catholic
- Porter Gustin, ATH, Salem (Utah) Salem Hills
- Martez Ivey, OT, Apopka (Fla.) High School
- Trent Thompson, DT, Albany (Ga.) Westover
- Chris Warren, RB, Rockwall (Texas) High School
Based on 247Sports’ composite ranking of the 2015 class, Apopka’s Ivey is the nation’s top uncommitted prospect. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound five-star monster tackle has offers from Florida, Alabama, LSU and Auburn among countless others and is said to be a Gators lean.
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He visited Gainesville on Oct. 11 and has said Will Muschamp’s departure won’t affect his final decision. Over the weekend, Ivey told 247Sports he was visiting Florida State on an unofficial.
Thompson, a five-star pass rusher from Albany, Ga., committed to Mark Richt and the Bulldogs in August and is the consensus top player in his state.
The U.S. Army Player of the Year will be announced during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show on Jan. 2. The following afternoon, the Army All-American Game will be played inside the Alamodome in front of a national television audience.