SAN ANTONIO, Texas ? Rivals.com will be home to exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of the nation's most prestigious high school football all-star game. The seventh annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be played at 1 p.m. (Eastern) Jan. 5 in San Antonio, Texas. The game will be broadcast live on NBC. Leading up to the game Rivals.com will have unmatched coverage of the practices, combines, etc., which feature 14 of the nation's top 20 prospects.
Game-week coverage kicks off this weekend with a breakdown of the East and West rosters from Rivals.com national analyst Mike Farrell. We'll also feature our all-time Army All-American Bowl team. The list of names is an impressive one.
Coverage will continue when the players arrive on Sunday. Rivals.com will be at the player check in, bringing you exclusive player updates, photos and breaking news on both the uncommitted and committed players participating in the game.
Five-star defensive end R.J. Washington of Keller (Texas) Fossil Ridge and four-star running back Jonas Gray of Detroit Country Day will chronicle their experiences before they take off for Texas, after the daily practices and then before the game in exclusive on-line diaries.
Things really ramp up on Monday.
Practices begin Dec. 31 and continue until game day - Jan. 5. You can expect in-depth reports on the players that stood out in practice, special Hot 11 features from both rosters, reports on any breaking recruiting news and in-depth features on several players.
Another Rivals.com exclusive will be daily moderated chats with prospects from both rosters. Get your burning recruiting questions answered by the top recruits in the nation, or maybe find out a little more about a player that has already committed to your favorite school. Be sure to check out Rivals.com daily for a full schedule of the chats and which players will be available each day.
The Rivals.com AMP team will be on hand with video reports, analysis and features from all of the practices and events. Fans can also expect extensive photo galleries with updated pictures on each and every kid in the game, along with a behind-the-scenes look at what the players are doing when they're not practicing or preparing for the game.
Rivals.com is also your exclusive home for the announcements of the starting lineups. On Thursday we'll reveal which players will take the field first for each team.
More exclusive coverage continues on Thursday and Friday with unrivaled access to the U.S. Army All-American Combine. Rivals.com reporters will be there at the check-in for the nation's top 500 underclassmen. We'll also be on the field with exclusive and up-close access to all the stars of tomorrow.
On game day, Rivals.com will be live on the field and in the locker rooms at the Alamodome. Rivals.com reporters will be hosting live chats from inside the locker rooms, and then Farrell and analyst Barry Every will be providing their thoughts from the field during the game.