2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl: 10 Players You Need To Watch

    2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl's 10 players you need to keep an eye on. Tune in at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday to see the future of college football.

    January 8, 2016

    The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl game is finally here, and now we get to kick back, relax, and watch the future of college football unfold before our very eyes.

    San Antonio, Texas will be center stage on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. ET as some of the nation’s most elite recruits showcase their skills. 

    While we currently know of five players who are scheduled to announce their college decision, there are plenty more names to be on the lookout for.

    Here are the top 10 players you need to watch in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

    10. Jamel Cook – CB/S

    Committed: Florida State

    Can you guess who his cousin is? Yes, Jamel Cook is the younger cousin of Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, and he’s quite an athlete. In fact he’s the No. 10 athlete. Cook has great man-coverage skills and bullies wide receivers.

    9. Vavae Malepeai – RB

    Committed: Oregon

    Get ready to see Vavae Malepeai taking his spot as the next lightning-quick player in the uptempo Oregon offense. The No. 12 running back is a shifty, intelligent runner who can put the pedal to the metal and leave defenders in his dust.

    8. Shea Patterson – QB

    Committed: Ole Miss

    Patterson is the No. 2 quarterback in the class and has a live arm. He’s got solid athletic ability, too, which allows him to make plays outside of the pocket. His footwork and form are brilliant, and he has a great command of the football.

    7. Binjimen Victor – WR

    Considering: Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee

    Binjimen Victor is an explosive wideout who can stretch the field vertically. He’s the No. 8 wide receiver in the class, and whoever lands his commitment will get a legitimate deep threat.

    6. Jonathon Cooper – DE

    Committed: Ohio State

    Urban Meyer has to be happy about having Jonathon Cooper headed to Columbus, Ohio next season. Cooper is the No. 2 weak-side defensive end and No. 25 overall recruit. He’s an athletic kid with a lot of power.

    5. Mecole Hardman Jr. – WR/DB

    Considering: Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Michigan, Florida State

    Mecole Hardman Jr. is the No. 1 athlete and No. 21 overall recruit. He’s explosive with the ball in his hands and has feet so quick, you might have to play his highlights in slow motion to see how precise his footwork is. He gets it done on both sides of the ball.

    4. Demetris Robertson WR/DB

    Considering: Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame, Stanford, Ohio State

    He’s the No. 2 athlete in the class of 2016, but Demetris Robertson might be the fastest recruit in this cycle. He has the ability to be a lockdown corner, but he’s too talented to not give him the ball on offense.

    3. Feleipe Franks – QB

    Committed: Florida

    Feleipe Franks has a cannon for an arm and can make plays with his feet. Aside from his accurate touch with the football, one of his most impressive qualities is his leadership ability and command of an offense.

    2. Isaac Nauta – TE

    Considering: Michigan, Georgia, Alabama

    He’s the No. 1 tight end and No. 9 overall prospect, but Isaac Nauta is much more than a name on paper. He’s big, fast and has great hands — an offensive coordinator’s dream and defensive coordinator’s nightmare. 

    1. Jacob Eason – QB

    Committed: Georgia

    He’s a big-armed quarterback with a surgical process while scanning the field. The No. 1 quarterback in the class, Jacob Eason could be the best player to come out of it.

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