Rivals.com will be your home to exclusive behind the scenes coverage from the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. The inaugural game will be played at 7 p.m. EST on Jan. 4 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and broadcast live on ESPNU. But leading up to the game, Rivals.com will have unrivaled coverage of the new game featuring 80 of the nation's top high school football players.
Coverage of the game has already kicked off with the announcement of the Offense-Defense player of the year nominations and will continue this week as Rivals.com will feature some of the top players in the game. Also, four-star receiver Drew Davis of Denver Montbello will chronicle his experiences before he takes off for Florida, after the daily practices and then before the game in an exclusive on-line diary.
But things really ramp up on Saturday Dec. 30 when the players arrive in Fort Lauderdale. 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.
Practices then begin on Dec. 31 and continue until game day on Jan. 4, and you can expect in-depth reports on the players that stood out in practices, special Hot 11 features from both rosters, reports on any breaking recruiting news and in-depth features on some of the players that have special stories that have gone uncovered in the recruiting process.
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 photos 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. Players are scheduled to participate in many events away from the practice fields, including a community service activity.