ATH Greg Garmon talks U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection
Posted May 5, 2011 5:44 am
When it comes to high school football all-star games, none of them have been around longer than the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
The collection of football talent that has played in the all-star game is unmatched.
Legends of the gridiron such as Vince Young, Demarco Murray, Desean Jackson, Tim Tebow, Adrian Peterson, and Percy Harvin are just a few of the names to have played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Being selected to the game is one of the biggest honors that can be bestowed upon a high school football player–it crowns them as one of the nation’s elite.
Two days ago a Pennylvania high school football phenom found out he’ll be joining that elite company.
Who’s the lucky standout to join the nation’s elite?
That would be Erie McDowell (Erie, Pa.) athlete Greg Garmon.
Garmon has sliced and diced his way through defenses all across the state of Pennsylvania over the past few seasons and his play hasn’t gone unnoticed by college coaches or recruiting services.
He was recently selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl–joining the crop of the nation’s elite high school football players.
The game will be nationally televised by NBC on January 7, 2012 at noon.
The game will be played in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Not only that, Garmon was recently selected to another high school All-American game, the Semper Fidelis Bowl.
2012 will mark the inaugural year for the Semper Fidelis Bowl–which is partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Fidelis Bowl will feature some of the nation’s top high school football stars and will be played in Phoenix, Arizona on January 3rd, 2012.
FinestPreps.com caught up with the talented phenom late last night to discuss his selection to both of the games, his college football recruitment process, among other topics.
Below is the interview.
FinestPreps.com: Talk about being selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and how special that is for you.
Greg Garmon: “It’s real special coming from a small town like Erie. Only two people from Erie have gotten selected before and I’m one of them. So yeah, it’s real special.”
FinestPreps.com: Talk about being able to participate in the first Semper Fidelis Bowl.
Greg Garmon: “It should be nice knowing that its the same weekend as the Fiesta Bowl and the players get to attend that and be in the parade and stuff. So for it being the first year and being exciting–it should be pretty good.”
FinestPreps.com: How was your visit to Florida State?
Greg Garmon: “It was nice. It was real hot down there (laughs). It was nice but the only thing I didn’t like was I didn’t feel too comfortable down there for some reason.”
FinestPreps.com: You got any upcoming visits, Greg?
Greg Garmon: “I’m waiting for Ayo (Fapohunda) to see what’s up with Notre Dame. That’s the only thing. I’m supposed to be going to Michigan in a couple of weeks.”
FinestPreps.com: What about your current favorites, Greg. Are you still liking UNC and Michigan like the last time I talked to you?
Greg Garmon: “Yeah–I’m kind of liking Iowa now too. They’ve started to come around more and they’re talking real good right now about playing early and starting positions. If it’s over–Iowa would be my top choice.”
FinestPreps.com: So Iowa is up there?
Greg Garmon: “Yes.”
Last year as a junior, the Erie standout shredded opposing defenses to the tune of 1,125 rushing yards last year and 11 touchdowns on 141 carries (8.7 yards per carry).
Wade Peery is the senior writer for FinestPreps.com. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments and feedback are welcome.
Check out the junior highlight tape of Greg Garmon below–courtesyof FinestPreps.com!