Under Armour All-American Game Roster 2013: Highlighting Must-See Players

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IJanuary 4, 2013

The 2013 Under Armour All-American Game takes place on Friday, Jan. 4 in St. Petersburg, Fla. and will feature some of the nation’s best young talents going head to head.

With hundreds of future stars and loaded coaching staffs (including Herm Edwards, Chris Weinke, Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders), this is a can't-miss event for anyone that loves high school All-Star games, college recruiting or just football in general.

Let’s take a look at who to keep an eye on in this contest and then a full look at the 2012 rosters for both the Black and White team.


DE Robert Nkemdiche, Loganville, Ga.

Nkemdiche is widely regarded as the No. 1 recruit in the class—and for good reason.

He already has the build of a fully-grown man at 6’5”, 265 lbs., but there is clearly more room for the explosive lineman to add strength and mass.

While the Clemson Tigers thought they scored this young man, he decommitted about two months ago and has become one of the most highly sought after prospects in the nation.

Any team lucky enough to land Nkemdiche will have a superstar on its hands and a future NFL draft first-round pick.


RB Kelvin Taylor, Belle Glade, Fla.

Fred Taylor may have retired back in 2010, but the superstar running back has a son—Kelvin—ready to follow in his footsteps.

The gifted youngster is the top RB in the nation and is preparing to take his talents to Florida—the same institution where his father started his illustrious career.

Taylor can move with great speed, vision and power—a devastating combination for any tailback. At 5’11”, 216 lbs., with capable hands and the ability to pass block, we see this future Gator becoming an every-down back in the NFL.


QB Christian Hackenberg, Fork Union, Va.

Hackenberg is the top pocket passer in the nation and elected to help bring Penn State back to prominence after the Jerry Sandusky scandal rocked the program to its core.

He’s got nice size at 6’4”, 212 lbs. and is extremely comfortable with his drop backs, reads, progressions and more.

While the Fork Union Military Academy product isn’t thinking about leaving the pocket as soon as he drops back, he does have the athleticism to pick up yardage and make things happens if he is flushed or a play is designed for him to keep the ball.

Make sure you look out for this Nittany Lion, as he could be a household name in the near future.


Complete 2013 Under Armour All-American Game Rosters (via ESPN)

Black Team


Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

Zack Greenlee (Fresno State)

Cooper Bateman (Alabama)

Kohl Stewart (Texas A&M)


Running Backs

Alvin Kamara (Undecided)

Kelvin Taylor (Florida)


Wide Receivers

Robert Foster (Alabama)

Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington)

Ra'Shaad Samples (Oklahoma State)

Jordan Cunningham (Undecided)

LaQuvionte Gonzalez (Texas A&M)


Tight Ends

O.J. Howard (Alabama)

Josh McNeil (Undecided)

Adam Breneman (Penn State)


Offensive Line

Darius James (Texas)

Colin McGovern (Notre Dame)

Grant Hill (Alabama)

Tyrone Crowder (Undecided)

Hunter Bivin (Notre Dame)

Denver Kirkland (Undecided)

Joas Aguilar (Texas A&M)

Ethan Pocic (LSU)

Evan Voeller (Oregon)


Defensive Line

Robert Nkemdiche (Undecided)

Greg Gilmore (LSU)

DeMarcus Walker (Alabama)

Maquedius Bain (LSU)

Caleb Brantley (Florida)

Ebenezer Ogundeko (Undecided)

Elijah Daniel (Undecided)

Kennedy Tulimasealii (Hawaii)



Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Matthew Thomas (Undecided)

Alex Anzalone (Notre Dame)

Isaac Savaiinaea (Undecided)


Defensive Backs

Jeryl Brazil (LSU)

Vonn Bell (Undecided)

Holland Fisher (Virginia Tech)

Maurice Smith (Alabama)

Leon McQuay III (Undecided)

Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida)

Marcell Harris (Florida)

Keanu Neal (Florida)


Special Teams

Sean Covington (UCLA)

Tyler Kluver (Undecided)



Dontre Wilson (Oregon)

Alvin Bailey (Florida)

Tarean Folston (Undecided)


White Team


Shane Morris (Michigan)

Brice Ramsey (Georgia)

Kevin Olsen (Miami)


Running Backs

Keith Ford (Oklahoma)

Ryan Green (Florida State)

Ty Isaac (USC)


Wide Receivers

Sebastian LaRue (USC)

Robbie Rhodes (Baylor)

Stacy Coley (Undecided)

Laquon Treadwell (Undecided)

Earnest Robinson (Auburn)


Tight Ends

Marcus Baugh (Ohio State)

Hunter Henry (Arkansas)


Offensive Line

Na'Ty Rodgers (Undecided)

Scott Quessenberry (UCLA)

David Dawson (Michigan)

Patrick Kugler (Michigan)

Derwin Gray (Maryland)

Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)

Logan Tuley-Tillman (Michigan)

Ira Denson (Florida State)

Cameron Hunt (California)


Defensive Line

Henry Poggi (Michigan)

Dee Liner (Auburn)

Montravius Adams (Undecided)

Carl Lawson (Auburn)

Tim Williams (Undecided)

Kelsey Griffin (South Carolina)

Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

Chris Jones (Mississippi State)



Reuben Foster (Undecided)

Mike McCray II (Michigan)

Matt Rolin (Florida)

Quinton Powell (Undecided)

Trey Johnson (Undecided)

Yannick Ngakoue (Undecided)


Defensive Backs

Priest Willis (Undecided)

Noel Ellis (Texas A&M)

Cam Burrows (Ohio State)

Gareon Conley (Ohio State)

Artie Burns (Miami)

Antonio Conner (Undecided)

Shaq Wiggins (Georgia)


Special Teams

Shane Tripucka (Undecided)

Ryan Santoso (Undecided)

Brendan Turelli (Undecided)



Max Redfield (Undecided)

Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Tramel Terry (Georgia)

Kendell Beckwith (Undecided)


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