Three more players chosen for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl
A few more Southland players have been selected to the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Highland tight end Christian Thomas, who's drawn considerable recruiting attention from Pete Carroll and Rick Neuheisel, was formally selected to play in the annual prospect showcase. And, on Friday, Oaks Christian teammates Malcolm Jones and Cassius Marsh were chosen to play in the game.
Thomas is considered one of the state's top tight ends. He's caught eight passes for a team-leading 106 yards receiving. As a junior, the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder had 688 yards receiving and eight touchdowns.
Jones, who committed to UCLA on Thursday, has played a major role behind Oaks Christian's success the last three years. He rushed for 1,504 yards and 26 TDs as a junior. He has 870 yards rushing and nine touchdowns in four games this season.
Marsh, a 6-foot-5 defensive lineman, has averaged three tackles and a sack per game this season. He's being recruited by several schools, including UCLA and USC.
The 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio at 10 a.m. on Jan. 9. The game will be broadcast live on NBC.
-- Austin Knoblauch
Photo: Malcolm Jones, left, Oaks Christian Coach Bill Redell and Cassius Marsh at an event honoring the players' selection to the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Credit: U.S. Army All-American Bowl.